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Wrongful Death Attorneys in CT

Connecticut Lawyers Practicing in the area of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases occupy a special category in the area of personal injury claims.

In addition to the enormous tragedy of a life lost as a result of the negligent or intentional act of another, any sudden death results in devastated and grieving family members. For this reason, it is the practice at Spinella & Associates to provide a high level of sensitivity and attention to all concerned. While successful prosecution of the claim is necessary, of equal importance is the need to be available as counselors and advisors in the process of working through the many death-related collateral issues such as setting up an estate and related matters.

Families who have lost a loved one are entitled to sue for damages whether caused by large corporations, the government, or individuals. We have fought large corporate and government entities in numerous cases over the years in order to obtain full and fair compensation. Wrongful death damages typically include three factors: the economic value of the lost life based upon lost earnings and related elements; the loss of the ability to enjoy life's activities; and the pain and suffering leading to the death itself. In cases of egregious conduct by a person, corporation, or government entity, punitive damages may be available to punish the responsible party and to deter similar future conduct.

Spinella & Associates will assist you in obtaining compensation for your loss with compassion and sensitivity. We have successfully resolved the following representative matters on behalf of the following clients:

  • a substantial jury verdict in favor of the family of a man who was shot to death in his car by police officers who wrongfully believed he had stopped his car to buy marijuana;
  • the family of a boy who was compelled by his school to undertake strenuous activity in gym class despite a known heart defect resulting in his death;
  • the family of two young boys shot in the back by a police officer - one of whom was killed and the other seriously injured - because they allegedly reached for a weapon that was never found and allegedly refused to obey a command to stop their car.

To learn more about Spinella & Associates and whether we can assist you in your claim, please contact us at (860) 728-4900.