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Wrongful Death

The Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka, located in Oxford, Connecticut, has the experience and compassion to help you through these difficult and complicated times. We understand that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a family member due to wrongful death. However, we also know that there are significant emotional and financial consequences to losing a member of a family, especially if they are the major provider.

We understand Connecticut’s wrongful death law, probate law, insurance law, litigation, and the many other areas you will need to cope with. We take the time to help our clients understand the law, their rights, and the compensation they are entitled to. We take into consideration issues such as medical bills, funeral expense, lost income, loss of inheritance, loss of companionship, and punitive damages.

“Wrongful death” is defined as a death caused by the wrongful act of another. The wrongful act serves as a basis for a lawsuit to recover monetary damages on behalf of the decedent’s heirs. The wrongful act can occur due to:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Drunk Driving
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Fall Down Injuries
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Negligent Security
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Murder

Wrongful deaths occur more frequently than one would think. In Connecticut, spouses may bring loss of consortium claims in conjunction with a wrongful death lawsuit, but wrongful death claims themselves can only be brought by the executor of the decedent’s estate. If successful, damages that can be recovered include medical expenses, property losses, funeral costs, and the loss of expected earnings. What is the key to success in these cases? The key is understanding what steps need to be taken to get started, prompt investigation, and utilizing credible and experienced experts. Hiring an attorney sooner rather than later can be extremely beneficial in this regard.

Our goal is to fully compensate the decedent’s heirs for the death of their loved one. The monetary recovery includes both the economic loss and the emotional loss resulting from the death. We are aware of the grief associated with a death, therefore we take control of case to relieve the family of the burden of obtaining information to preserve the case and maximize the recovery. We promptly investigate the claim, preserve the evidence, identify the responsible parties, and document the losses. In your time of loss and grief, please let The Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka help you. Please contact Andrew J. Pianka at 203-463-4414 or email the firm.

We know this is a difficult time, and we are committed to providing honest communication, responsiveness, and compassionate service. We genuinely want to be helpful in any way that we can. Our goal is to make the legal process as comfortable and efficient for you as possible so that you can concentrate on other matters and leave the legal concerns to us.

The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic and frightening experience. When that death was caused by someone else’s careless, negligent, or intentional actions, the impact is only compounded. Not only must you cope with a significant loss, but you are immediately confronted with significant legal issues and challenges. When confronted with the issue of a wrongful death, there are many obvious questions that need to be addressed. There are also numerous questions and issues that are not so obvious that require quick, thoughtful, and professional attention. In some instances, the failure to take the appropriate steps in a timely manner may preclude your right to assert a claim.

If you are looking for a local Connecticut Attorney, call or email Attorney Pianka to discuss your wrongful death matter today.

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    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Drunk Driving Accidents
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Premises Liability
    • Catastrophic Injuries
    • Real Estate Law
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    Suite 2
    Oxford, CT 06478
    Phone: 203.463.4414
    Fax: 203.463.4416

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