The confusion that comes with the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one is enough to leave anyone reeling. First you get the tragic news, then there is a rush to the hospital and, finally, the realization that there isn't anything more that can be done. It's a situation that no one ever wants to find themselves in. But, when these tragic scenarios unfold, the family members of the deceased victim need to be aware of their legal rights. So, what do you need to know about wrongful death lawsuits?
"Accidents happen," as the saying goes, but what happens if an "accident" was caused by another party who was acting in a negligent or reckless manner and it led to the death of one of your family members? It could have been a motorcycle accident, a car accident or even medical malpractice.
By now, many motorcyclists in Connecticut have had the chance to get out on the road for the first time this year. Riding a motorcycle can be a great time, but, unfortunately, motorcyclists need to be aware of the fact that any accident that might occur that they might be involved in can come with significant challenges, from medical issues to legal issues.
It can be difficult for most people to understand the vast impact that a brain injury can have on a person who suffers such a brain injury in a car, motorcycle, pedestrian or bicycle accident in Connecticut. A brain injury can lead to a permanent disability, such that the person can no longer function like they used to. Movement, speech and even cognitive abilities can all be impacted when a person suffers a brain injury.
When Connecticut residents see news reports about a small passenger car being smashed between two tractor-trailers, they probably expect to see reports about fatalities involved. Fortunately, in a recent accident, that wasn't the case.