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Fatal Accident Attorney Helping Connecticut Families Recover From the Ultimate Loss

Fatal accidents that are the result of someone’s negligence or fault are referred to by the legal profession as a wrongful death.  Bartlett Legal Group is a wrongful death law firm and wrongful death is our core business.  Contact our fatal accident attorney today for a free, no obligation consultation. Please click here to see more helpful questions about wrongful death cases.

Fatal accident lawsuits can result from many types of accidents such as

Car Accident Death caused by:

  1. Negligence
  2. Recklessness
  3. Speeding
  4. Driving under the influence (DUI)
  5. Auto defects / Manufacturing defects
  6. Distracted driving such as texting
  7. Aggressive driving or road rage
  8. Unsafe road conditions such as  a reported pot-hole.
  9. Unmarked construction areas

Connecticut traffic deaths in 2016 rose to their highest level in the past four years. Many were the result of the nine reasons listed above.

Year / Deaths

2013  /  278

2014  /  245

2015  /  273

2016  /  301

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Fatal Boating Accident or Drowning due to negligence or error of another.

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Truck Fatal Accident or truck car fatal accidents present many different aspects to consider and research such as:

  1. Was the driver falling asleep due to excessive hours logged?
  2. Was the truck overloaded?
  3. Was the speed excessive for conditions? When did the truck leave its origination point compared to the time of the accident?
  4. What information is contained in the truck’s Electronic Control Module (ECM) and does that conflict with the driver’s version of events?
  5. Was the accident caused by a mechanical defect or worn part that should have been replaced? We have experts that will investigate this.
  6. Trucks have much more mass than cars, especially when fully loaded. This usually results in more serious injuries to the occupants of the car in a truck / car accident.
  7. Has the truck company been cited for safety issues in the past?
  8. Was there driver negligence that caused a jack-knife or roll-over?
  9. Was the truck driver driving aggressively?
  10. Was the driver driving too fast during adverse conditions?

Motorcycle Fatal Accident

Our attorneys are motorcycle riders and know firsthand the dangers associated with riding.  We know what to look for that may have contributed to the accident. We understand that car drivers often don’t see us.  This does not release them of liability. For more information please click here.

Medical Errors Resulting in Death / Medical Malpractice

Bartlett Legal Group is very fortunate to have a certified legal nurse with over forty years of experience.  She is invaluable when determining the cause and the fault of the death. For more information about Medical Malpractice please click here.

Workplace Fatality or on the job fatal injury

OSHA has made the workplace much safer over the years.  Unfortunately, there are still 4500 workplace deaths a year in the U.S. That’s over 12 work-related deaths a day. We still see too many cases relating to unsafe working conditions.  This is often due to cost-cutting by companies.  These employers need to be held accountable.

Dram Shop Liability – When someone dies as a result of being served too much liquor and a death occurs the establishment serving the liquor may be held responsible.   This may also be true if the intoxication caused a fatality as the result of a car accident.  For more information about alcohol-related deaths please click here.

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Significant Case Results

$3,188,804 Awarded - Sexually abused 40 years ago as a seven year old child.
Outcome: Plaintiff's Verdict of $2,750,000 Dawn Andalora v. Joseph Falanga A Willimantic, CT jury awarded Dawn Andalora $2.75 million dollars for alleged sexual abuse. 11/05/2014 Judge Harry E Calmar issued an order awarding additional punitive damages of $438,803.95.
Bartlett Legal Group Secures $1,500,000 Settlement for 8 Year Old Boy Sexually Molested by his Dad's Boss.
Case NNH-CV17-5039765-S John Doe PPA v. Guay Roger 02/11/2019 Judgement for the Plaintiff The abuse started in 2014 when the child would accompany his father to work and continued for over two years at various locations before others became aware. The abuser is currently in prison and, to date, over $1,000,000 of his assets have been secured for the boy's benefit.
$1,000,000 Judgment for plaintiff in CT Boy Scout sexual abuse case.
John Roe #1 v. Boy Scouts of America, et al. – $1,000,000 judgment obtained against a Boy Scout scoutmaster on behalf of a young boy who suffered sexual abuse at scouting events and at a local Boy Scout camp.
$520,000 Plaintiff's verdict in slip case.
Colleen B. v. 1-3 Long Wharf Drive Personal Injury – slip wins $520,000 verdict for woman who suffered an ankle sprain and injuries to her lower back which required surgery after stepping in a depression in a parking lot.

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