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Wrongful Death Case Study

Wrongful Death Case Study

When grieving families come to the Connecticut law office of Silver Golub & Teitell LLP after losing a loved one, what they want most is answers. Was this tragic loss avoidable? Can the company or person responsible be held accountable for their negligence or wrongful conduct? Is it possible to move beyond this great loss?

In one important case, a 21-year-old man suffocated while sleeping in a bivy sack on a camping trip. The bivy sack was dangerously designed to encourage the user to close it completely but, once closed, it posed a suffocation hazard. Silver Golub & Teitell settled the case for $2 million, and the bivy sack product was removed from sale throughout the world.

At the Connecticut wrongful death law firm of Silver Golub & Teitell, we help our clients find answers, seek justice and achieve financial recovery after the loss of a loved one. Our wrongful death lawyers have obtained other substantial judgments and settlements for clients that are among the largest in the state of Connecticut.

While we cannot turn back time to prevent the tragic losses our clients have suffered, we believe that results like these can be a catalyst for change and a powerful deterrent to prevent future negligence and tragedy.

Contact Us — We Can Help You

If you or a family member has lost a loved one, please contact us today at; call one of our offices in Stamford, New Haven, Hartford or Waterbury, CT; or call one of our telephone numbers in the Connecticut towns below to find out how we can help you:

  • Stamford (203) 325-4491
  • Bridgeport (203) 386-9844
  • Danbury (203) 816-8476
  • Greenwich (203) 489-2952
  • Hartford (860) 785-6585
  • New Haven (203) 916-5796
  • New London (860) 785-6581
  • Waterbury (203) 916-5785
  • Westport (203) 349-8154

Dedicated Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our wrongful death attorneys in Connecticut represent clients in cases arising out of the following:

    • Automobile accidents
    • Bicycle accidents
    • Birth injuries
    • Defective products
    • Failure to warn
    • Fires
    • Mass transit accidents
    • Medical malpractice
    • Medication errors
    • Misdiagnosis
    • Motorcycle accidents
    • Negligent security
    • Nursing home negligence and abuse
    • Pedestrian accidents
    • Premises liability
    • Security failure
    • Surgical injuries
    • Train accidents
    • Trucking accidents
    • Workplace accidents

Wrongful Death Law in Connecticut

In Connecticut, wrongful death claims are limited by law and must be brought in a representative capacity on behalf of the estate of the deceased person. Moreover, the law on wrongful death in Connecticut is not survivor-based. This means that the estate of the deceased can take action to hold wrongdoers accountable.

Claims brought under the wrongful death statute, General Statue 52-555, allow for the recovery of damages for the loss of life itself, the loss of enjoyment of life, pre-death physical pain and suffering, and reasonably necessary medical, hospital and other health care expenses together with funeral expenses.

Talk to an attorney about a possible lawsuit

The families of victims in Connecticut must bring their wrongful death claims within two years of the death. It is important to consult a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. We will talk with surviving family members at no cost to help help them under stand the law and their options involving a wrongful death lawsuit in CT. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the death.

Sometimes, we discover that there was nothing that could have been done to prevent the tragic accident. However, if there was negligence involved, we will work tirelessly to determine who is at fault, assess the full extent of the loss, and obtain financial recoveries to help the survivors rebuild their lives. Either way, seeking legal advice means surviving family members understand their options and are empowered to make knowledgeable decisions.

Contact the wrongful death attorneys at Silver Golub & Teitell

Grieving families in Connecticut rely on the skill and professionalism of the wrongful death lawyers at Silver Golub & Teitell. We take wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. Please visit our Contact page to find out how we can help you or call one of the telephone numbers listed above.

Maintaining the Highest Standards of the Legal Profession

The attorneys at Silver Golub & Teitell are fully committed to maintaining the highest standards of the legal profession.  Our three name partners have taught trial practice at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT, and Quinnipiac University Law School in North Haven, CT.  The firm also sponsors an annual lecture series at the Quinnipiac University Law School and a law school scholarship has been established in the firm’s name.  Silver Golub & Teitell is included in the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ and is consistently included in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list of “Best Law Firms.”*  Several of our attorneys have achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating — the  highest peer review available.  In addition, many of our attorneys have been named Connecticut Super Lawyers* by Connecticut Magazine and are included in The Best Lawyers in America®.*

* Disclaimer: In various places on this website, references may have been made about Silver Golub & Teitell LLP’s past performance in the handling of client matters and/or Silver Golub & Teitell’s goal of providing exceptional representation to their clients. Connecticut’s Rules of Professional Responsibility prohibit attorneys from making claims that create an unjustified expectation in the lawyer’s ability to achieve particular results. Please note that past performance does not guarantee any future result for a client nor does the goal of providing exceptional representation differentiate this firm from any other.  Any references to Super Lawyers, the Super Lawyers “Top 50, The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” contained in this website are not intended to suggest that our attorneys are superior to other attorneys practicing in Connecticut. For information on the Super Lawyers selection process, please click here.  For details on Super Lawyers magazine’s Connecticut selection statistics, please click here.  The Super Lawyers “Top 50″ list selection information can be found here.  The link to selection information for The Best Lawyers in America and The Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” can be found here.
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