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Wrongful Death


Wrongful Death Attorney
Serving Waterbury, Cheshire & Watertown, CT

Our lawyers will keep you informed throughout the process and help you secure the medical and financial help you need after an injury. We build powerful cases based on your preferred resolution so you can focus on recovering physically and emotionally.


Wrongful death occurs anytime a person dies in a situation where they would have been entitled to pursue a personal injury claim had they survived the accident or injury. Injuries and accident situations include willful misconduct, negligence, dangerous work conditions or premises and deaths resulting from malfunctioning products. Other examples of fatal injuries for wrongful death claims include; vehicle, truck, motorcycle, choking, nursing home negligence, work-related accidents, defective products, slip and falls at dangerous premises and medical malpractice.

At Tinley, Renehan & Dost, LLP, our wrongful death attorney has significant experience handling wrongful death lawsuits for clients across the Waterbury, Cheshire, Watertown, CT area and throughout the state of Connecticut. Since 1990, our personal injury attorney has handled every case with care and attention to detail, perusing maximum compensation for our clients’ losses. To begin the process, please feel free to give us a call and schedule a consultation.

Elements of a Wrongful Death Case

If you suspect that a loved one has passed away due to the negligence or mistreatment of another party, you might have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. Our attorney will help you through the process. You must prove four essential items:

  • Duty of Care: First, we will prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to your loved one. “Duty of care” refers to the reasonable expectation on the defendant to exercise a certain level of care. For example, a doctor is expected to order appropriate tests, make accurate diagnoses, and administer appropriate treatment. A driver is expected to be sober and obey traffic laws.
  • Breach of Duty of Care: Our lawyer will help demonstrate that the defendant failed to meet their duty of care. For example, a driver may have driven drunk or run a red light. A doctor might not have ordered a necessary test that would have led to an accurate diagnosis; they could also misinterpret test results or prescribe the wrong type or dosage of medication. A business owner could fail to shovel their sidewalk, resulting in a slip-and-fall accident.
  • Causation: You must prove that the defendant’s breach of their duty of care led directly to your loved one’s death. For example, if an attorney shows that a doctor’s failure to properly diagnose a condition led to inappropriate or delayed care, and that this failure to receive timely and appropriate care led to your loved one’s death, a wrongful death suit would apply.
  • Damages: You’ll need to be able to prove that you suffered damages due to your loved one’s death. If you relied on this relative’s income to pay bills, for example, you could receive compensation. You might also recover funds for medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.

If you suspect a breach of duty of care, contact our wrongful death attorney. We will review your evidence and begin building your case.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 203-596-9030

to speak with an experienced Waterbury wrongful death attorney.

Dedicated, Award-Winning Personal Injury Attorneys

Many wrongful death cases result in severe brain or spinal cord injuries. Serious collisions, falling from a ladder and other significant injuries have catastrophic consequences. Injury related deaths are often a result of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). At Tinley, Renehan & Dost, we have experience in helping clients recover compensation for accidents and injuries resulting in deaths from brain and spinal cord injuries.

In Applicable Cases, Spouses Can Also Seek Damages

In handling wrongful death cases, an attorney must assess the damages to both deceased, the spouse and next of kin, both in the short and long-term. In order to do this, we consult with leading experts in medicine, economics, life-care planning and other fields who help us determine the ongoing needs of our client. This thorough approach allows us to pursue full and fair compensation for our client’s needs, for today and far into the future.

Let Us Handle the Insurance Companies

Wrongful death claims are extremely complex in the state of Connecticut and family members that are interested in pursuing compensation are highly encouraged to seek legal representation. Without an experienced attorney, you and your family are likely to receive far less than you are owed. If you settle with an insurance company, you may barred from ever pursuing any additional claims in the future.

Contact Our Waterbury, CT, Wrongful Death Attorneys If You Seek Full Compensation

To schedule a free consultation with a Waterbury wrongful death attorney, contact us today at 203.596.9030 or online.