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Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Unfortunately, life-threatening accidents continue to happen at an overwhelming rate across the state of Connecticut. Just this weekend, numerous accidents have landed several residents in the hospital and have even left one victim dead. One accident in particular has proven to be especially tragic, however, as it took the life of a 10-year-old girl. According to the Hartford Courant, the young girl was riding her bike on Flatbush Avenue when she was hit by an oncoming car. She was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle and eventually came to rest on the other side of the road. Unfortunately, the physical damage that she had sustained was beyond repair, and she was pronounced dead just a short while later at St. Francis Hospital. In the wake of such a devastating accident, it is important to understand that all parties involved will be forced to suffer the consequences, including the family of the victim and the driver that had ultimately caused that little girl's death.

For this reason, an accident may simply remain as an unfortunate event-as it may be impossible to determine who was really at fault-or the matter can be further investigated to better understand who should be held accountable for the death. If it is discovered that the driver had been under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, that they had been talking on their cell phone and/or texting, or that they had otherwise been engaging in negligent behavior at the time of the accident, the family of the victim may have the choice to pursue compensation for the wrongful death that they have suffered. In doing so, they would not only be able to recover damages for cost of the funeral and the burial, but they may also be able to obtain compensation for the non-economic losses that they have sustained-including mental pain and suffering, loss of companionship, etc.

If you have been forced to endure a similar fate, you should not hesitate to consult a personal injury attorney from McCoy & McCoy immediately. Although the process may seem overwhelming in the wake of your tragic loss, it is a way to seek justice for the untimely death of your loved one, as well as to recover just compensation for the various expenses that have inevitably followed. Whether the life was lost in a drunken driving accident or at the hands of a negligent medical professional, it is important to understand what rights you possess. For this reason, we advise you to get in touch with a knowledgeable legal professional as soon as possible, as a statute of limitations in Connecticut may diminish your ability to take action if you wait too long. Call our office today or fill out a free case evaluation form.

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