Hartford, CT asked in Wrongful Death for Connecticut

Q: Who is allowed to file a wrongful death claim in Connecticut, or can anyone who knows the deceased person file?

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John A. Collins III
John A. Collins III
Answered
  • New London, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: A person who knows the deceased does not have the legal authority to file a wrongful death claim. An estate must be opened for the deceased and the administrator of the estate generally has the authority to then file such a claim.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
PREMIUM
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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: The estate, and that normally is limited to people in the immediate family or guardians. Contact a member of the Ct Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

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