Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Salem, Connecticut

Has your family lost a loved one in an accident or due to the actions of another party? Your family deserves to pursue justice and accountability from those responsible for your loved one’s death. Turn to an experienced wrongful death attorney serving Salem, Connecticut, for the legal help you need to navigate the claims process. Contact Holth & Kollman, LLC, today for a free initial case evaluation to discuss how our firm will advocate for your family’s rights and interests and pursue the justice your family and your loved one deserve. 

Why Choose Holth & Kollman, LLC, for Your Family’s Wrongful Death Case?

Losing a loved one can cause your family immense grief and emotional trauma. You deserve to have the space to heal and figure out how to move forward without your loved one. Hiring a compassionate, dedicated wrongful death attorney can give your family the support you need during this challenging time. For decades, families in the Salem area have turned to the legal team at Holth & Kollman, LLC, for advice and advocacy in their wrongful death claims because:

  •  We maintain a compassionate, understanding environment to help you feel comfortable and earn your trust. Your attorney will update your family throughout your wrongful death case to keep you informed on the status of your claim. They will take the time to get to know your family, listen to your needs and concerns, and develop a case strategy to secure the results you need and deserve. 
  • Our firm offers comprehensive legal support to help you address all the issues your family may face as you recover from the loss of a loved one. We hope to give you peace of mind knowing you have an advocate who will stand up for your family’s rights and interests. 
  • Our team has over 50 years of legal experience representing clients in complex accident claims. We have the insight and resources to address the challenges that your family may face in pursuing a wrongful death claim.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Salem, Connecticut

At Holth & Kollman, LLC, our wrongful death lawyers represent families who have lost loved ones due to the wrongful acts of others in:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Salem, Connecticut?

Under Connecticut’s wrongful death laws, the executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate must file the wrongful death action. However, a decedent’s spouse can also bring a claim to recover compensation for their loss of consortium and their minor child’s loss of their relationship with their parent.

Financial Recovery Available in Wrongful Death Cases

In Connecticut, a wrongful death claim can give a family the right to recover compensation for specific losses. Although no amount of money can bring a loved one back, obtaining a financial recovery from those responsible for a family member’s death can give a family some measure of justice. Financial recovery in wrongful death cases can include compensation for:

  •  Medical expenses incurred to treat the decedent’s final injury or illness
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost earnings incurred by the decedent between their final injury/illness and death
  • Conscious pain and suffering experienced by the decedent before their death

The decedent’s spouse or civil partner can recover compensation for the loss of their spouse’s services, society, companionship, affection, moral support, and sexual relations. A decedent’s minor children can also recover compensation for the loss of their parent’s love, care, companionship, and guidance.

When your loved one’s death occurred on the job, our firm can also help you file a claim for death benefits through Connecticut’s workers’ compensation system.

How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Connecticut?

Under Connecticut’s statute of limitations for wrongful death claims, a decedent’s executor must file a lawsuit within two years of their death and within five years of the date of the act or omission that caused it. Although two years sounds like plenty of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you can best protect your family’s rights and options by speaking with a wrongful death attorney at Holth & Kollman, LLC, right away to ensure your family’s claims get filed on time. Otherwise, you may lose the opportunity to hold those at fault for your loved one’s death accountable if you file a lawsuit after the limitations period expires. 

How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help You?

 

When your family has a wrongful death claim, an attorney from Holth & Kollman, LLC, can help you by handling all the details of preparing and pursuing your case so your family can focus on grieving and healing. Let our firm pursue the financial recovery and justice your family deserves by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the accident or events that caused your loved one’s death to recover evidence we can use to build your case
  • Identifying liable parties and avenues to pursue financial recovery
  • Documenting your family’s expenses, including your loved one’s final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and lost income
  • Dealing with insurers and defense attorneys on your family’s behalf to take the stress of the claims process off your shoulders
  • Pursuing total compensation for your family, whether through a settlement or by taking your case to court and trial, if necessary

Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

When you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, get the legal advocacy you need to demand accountability and financial recovery from those responsible. Contact Holth & Kollman, LLC, today for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced, compassionate wrongful death attorney to discuss your family’s options for pursuing justice for your loved one.  

Directions to Our Office in New London, Connecticut

  1. Holth & Kollman, LLC, has a conveniently located office at 58 Huntington Street in New London, Connecticut. To get to our office:

From the North: 

  1. Take I-95 S towards New London.
  2. Use the right lane to take exit 84S for CT-32 S toward New London.
  3. Merge onto Williams Street.
  4. Continue on Williams Street for about 1 mile.
  5. Turn right onto Huntington Street.
  6. Continue straight; the destination, 58 Huntington Street, will be on your right.

From the South:

  1. Take I-95 N towards New London.
  2. Use the right two lanes to take exit 83 for CT-32 N toward Downtown New London.
  3. Merge onto Huntington Street.
  4. Continue straight for about 1 mile; the destination, 58 Huntington Street, will be on your left.

From the East:

  1. Take US-1 N towards New London.
  2. Continue on US-1 N until you reach I-95 S.
  3. Merge onto I-95 S towards New London.
  4. Use the right lane to take exit 84S for CT-32 S toward New London.
  5. Merge onto Williams Street.
  6. Continue on Williams Street for about 1 mile.
  7. Turn right onto Huntington Street.
  8. Continue straight; the destination, 58 Huntington Street, will be on your right.

From the West:

  1. Take I-95 N towards New London.
  2. Use the right two lanes to take exit 83 for CT-32 N toward Downtown New London.
  3. Merge onto Huntington Street.
  4. Continue straight for about 1 mile; the destination, 58 Huntington Street, will be on your left