What Damages Can You Seek In a Wrongful Death Case

Friday, September 19th, 2014 by | Posted In: Wrongful Death

wrongful death attorneyIf you are hiring an attorney for a loved one’s estate as the result of a possible wrongful death claim, it is important to know what damages you can seek under Connecticut state law.

Wrongful death damages are broken into two categories: Economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages:

1. Reasonable and necessary medical and funeral expenses,
2. Lost earning capacity minus necessary living expenses.

Non-economic damages:

1. Compensation of the deceased person’s ability to carry on life’s activities in the way he/she would have if they had not passed,
2. Compensation for the death itself,
3. Pain and suffering.

An experienced Connecticut wrongful death attorney knows how to help you through this difficult time and can help you prepare your case.

This blog post is the first in a 6 part series about damages you can collect in a Connecticut wrongful death case.

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