Wrongful Death

Understanding Wrongful Death Law In Connecticut

If your family is going through the wrenching experience of the death of a loved one because of a car or truck accident or any other negligence resulting in a vehicle accident, consider the advice of an attorney who is familiar with the legal and personal problems that a fatal accident can cause.

At Berman & Russo, we understand how difficult these cases can be. Our approach to client service in wrongful death litigation is compassion toward our clients, but we are aggressive in our pursuit of justice for the loss.

Fatal Accident Cases

Even a seemingly minor auto accident or another incident can result in death. Whether your loved one was killed by a distracted or drunk driver, negligent truck driver, work accident or negligence on the part of another party, you may have grounds upon which to file a wrongful death claim.

These are claims based on the fact that if not for the negligence of this person, the death would not have occurred. Their negligent, reckless and/or intentional actions of the party led directly to the fatality.

What We May Be Able To Recover

Wrongful death statutes vary a great deal from state to state, and Connecticut law allows survivors to seek a wide range of damages on behalf of their loved ones, including:

  • Lost income
  • Hospital and other medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • The value of the lost capacity of the deceased to enjoy life’s activities

Our experience with the presentation of evidence on each of these elements of loss can help protect your family’s financial security.

It is important to note that in Connecticut, the wrongful death claim must be brought by the executor of the estate of the individual who died or a representative of the estate. The surviving family members and loved ones are unable to directly bring the lawsuit. However, we can discuss how this works when you talk to our firm. We consult with the survivors and can provide them with the guidance they need so we can properly and legally bring the wrongful death claim forward.

Services Tailored To Your Specific Needs

Different families have different needs in the immediate aftermath of a fatal accident, and the needs of different family members might change over time as each person comes to grips with the loss in his or her own way. Our lawyers and staff can work with you to make sure that you have full access to the services and resources you need to help you through a hard transition. We keep in touch with our clients to make sure that we’re ready to help whenever a new need arises.

Trust Us For Advice Throughout Connecticut

We advise and represent families who are suffering the loss of a loved one in a fatal, preventable accident. To learn how experienced trial lawyers can help you through a wrongful death lawsuit, get in touch with Berman & Russo for a free consultation in South Windsor. Contact us online now or call us today at 860-288-2328.


We represent clients throughout Hartford County (east of the Connecticut River) and Tolland County, including the communities of South Windsor, Windsor, East Windsor, Hartford, Bloomfield, Enfield, Windsor Locks, East Hartford, Manchester, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Somers, Stafford, Stafford Springs, Union, Ellington, Tolland, Willington, Vernon, Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield, Storrs, Andover, Hebron, Columbia and Middletown.