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What is wrongful death and who can make a legal claim?

By Frank Bartlett | Published April 28, 2022

Connecticut residents who face the shock and loss of a loved one dying in an accident will wonder what the future holds. As they come to grips with what happened, the gravity of the situation will become increasingly real and they need to assess how they will move forward. While it is hard to think about, there will be financial consequences for an unexpected death. Considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit is an option. With wrongful death claims, however, it is essential to be fully aware as to what state law says as to who can file and other key legal factors.... (Read more)

What Damages Can Be Sought In A Wrongful Death Claim?

By Frank Bartlett | Published March 22, 2022

Losing a loved one is always hard, but timing can make some losses harder than others. Sometimes we lose a loved one after a protracted illness or due to old age. In these cases, we may have had time to prepare ourselves, both emotionally and financially. When death comes more suddenly, such as in a car crash or other accident, the shock can be much worse, and the loss can leave family members in severe emotional and financial distress... (Read more)


By Frank Bartlett | Published August 2 | Posted in CT Serious Injury News

Xavier Myers age 18 was pronounced dead Monday morning following a crash resulting from a police chase from Hartford to Bloomfield. Police believed there was a gun in the car and attempted to stop the car driven by Myers. Myers failed to stop which initiated the chase. A sixteen-year-old passenger with Myers suffered minor injuries.


By Frank Bartlett | Published August 1 | Posted in CT Serious Injury News

Andre J. Ross of Norwich was fatally injured in an accident at 2 A.M. Saturday morning. No other vehicles were involved. If anyone has information about the accident please call Norwich Officer Andre Rosedal at the Norwich Police Department 860-886-5561. If you or a loved one has been injured or died in an accident.


By Frank Bartlett | Published February 25

Q: From Bristol, CT. Do I have a case for a bicycle accident trying to avoid getting hit by a car? I was riding down a hill on the sidewalk and saw a car encroach into a driveway on the same sidewalk. I attempted to stop but notice that the car stopped.


By Frank Bartlett | Published January 28 | Posted in Personal Injury Law Blog

Q: From New London, CT. There is not a police report and now I am experiencing pain. Can any legal action be taken? I did not think I was hurt at the time but now I am experiencing pain and have gone to the ER to no avail. The accident occurred on the school campus.

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