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Greater Hartford’s Wrongful Death Attorneys

There is no worse feeling than losing a beloved member of your family. It would make matters worse if that loved one were to die while on the job. While it may be tough to overcome such a tragic loss, you may be entitled to compensation. At Costello, Coombes, and Brown, we can help clients throughout Greater Hartford support you as you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the company or employer your loved one.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death is when a person dies or is killed due to the misconduct, or negligence, of an employer or working conditions. Companies, Government agencies, and people can be legally held accountable for acting negligently. What this means is that they failed to act the way a reasonable party would, and doing so intentionally. A wrongful death claim must be filed by a representative on behalf of those who survived, but suffered damage from the decedent’s death. The “real parties in interest,” as they are commonly referred to as, will vary from state to state. Several examples may include:
    • Life partners
    • Financial Dependents
    • Putative spouses- Someone who had a good faith belief that he or she was married to the victim)
    In some states, these representatives have a right to recovery on behalf of their deceased significant other.

Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims?

  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents: Defective trucks and their components, distracted driving, reckless driving, street and highway defects.
  • Defective Products: Common wrongful death cases for defective products can consist of operating heavy machinery that has malfunctioned, injuries sustained from defective chemicals, food poisoning, foodborne illnesses.
  • Slip and fall Accidents: Falling off ladders, Slippery floor conditions, maintenance issues, inadequate lighting, building code violations.
  • Filing Your Wrongful Death Claim

    When filing a wrongful death claim, your significant other should follow the following steps:
    1. Figure out if you’re eligible: The representative of the person who died may take action.
    2. Determine if a wrongful death occurred: You may file out a claim if your victim dies from:
    • A motor vehicle accident
    • Medical malpractice
    • Murder
    1. Prove negligence or intent: You’ll need to compile evidence that the defendant owes your deceased loved one a duty of care and breached that duty.
    2. File Documents: In order to pursue legal action, one thing that you will need to do is submit a notice and complaint with the help of your attorney. Then, you will submit your documents as according to probate court.
    3. Collect Damages: These may be for burial costs, medical bills, pre-death pain, and suffering. Individuals who may receive compensation include the spouse, children, parents, grandparents, and siblings of the deceased.
    While you are making your wrongful death claim, we would suggest that you seek legal advice from one of our Workers’ Compensation attorneys in Greater Hartford.

    Your Trusted Wrongful Death Attorneys

    In the Greater Hartford area, we are dedicated law professionals who are willing to help you fight to win your case. Considering our many years of experience within these fields, we have seen a number of victories over the years for those who come to Costello, Coombes, and Brown. You should not hesitate to contact us, since you shouldn’t be fighting alone. Contact us at (860) 903-8726 for consultation towards your claim today.


    Experienced Attorneys in Hartford for Over 30 Years

    At the law office of Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP, we provide a personal touch in all of our cases. We believe that the more in tune we are with our clients, the better the outcome will be. We are always accessible for our clients in Hartford and the surrounding Connecticut towns. We have litigated for dozens of cases over the past three decades for a variety of personal injury cases.

    Personal Injury Cases we Assist With in Hartford:

    Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Hartford

    Aggressively pursuing our client’s rights and vigorously protecting their interests

    At Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP, we’ve successfully helped numerous individuals who have suffered injuries at the fault of another parties’ negligence. When you’ve experienced an accident on the job, it’s best to trust a personal injury attorney or more specifically, a workers’ compensation attorney in Hartford.

    Navigating through a Workers’ Compensation case is not easy. Both, Kevin W. Coombes and Frank V. Costello, are board certified Workers’ Compensation specialists who can walk you through the entire process, helping you make your claim all the way until the completion of the case. We will aggressively negotiate for our Hartford clients to receive the full and fair compensation that they are entitled to. 

    Social Security Disability Attorneys in Hartford

    Providing sound, practical advice for our clients in Hartford and throughout Connecticut

    Applying for Hartford Social Security Disability benefits can be lengthy and complicated. Due to the nature of the claim you wish to process, it’s best to find an advocate who has your best interests in mind. The Hartford Social Security Disability lawyers at Costello, Coombes, and Brown, can do just that! We’ll carefully and precisely walk you through the entire process, helping you not only understand what needs to be completed but increasing your chances of receiving benefits. By receiving expert legal advice from our attorneys, we’ll help you stay away from additional reviews or appeals for your case.

    If you are suffering from a physical or mental illness that is preventing you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. Reach out to one of our personal injury lawyers who specialize in Social Security Disability to receive the assistance you deserve.

    The Experience & Compassion You Need, When You Need It

    When you find yourself in a difficult situation, whether from an injury on the job or a disability hindering you from working, you can find solace in a professional, experienced personal injury lawyer at Costello, Coombes and Brown, LLP.

    We are passionate about helping our Hartford clients receive the compensation they deserve, and our history proves it. We have experience in hundreds of Workers’ Compensation claims and Social Security Disability claims, working until the very end to receive the most beneficial outcome. To get started, call us at 860-560-0468 or fill out our contact form.

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    As with most personal injury firms Costello, Coombes & Brown, LLP does
    not charge for the initial consultation. There are no charges for lawyer services
    unless you are compensated for your injury.

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