wrongful death

A wrongful death occurs when an individual is fatally injured due to the misconduct or negligence of another person, company, or entity. For many years, there was no appropriate action for surviving family members to take, as any legal claim was thought to die with the decedent. However, today all 50 states have enacted wrongful death statutes intended to address such tragedies. Wrongful death can occur as a result of many situations including drunk driving, the manufacture and distribution of a defective product or failure to diagnose a fatal disease.

Faxon Law Group has handled a large number of wrongful death cases, including the recovery of a $5 million settlement against an international shipping conglomerate and a yacht chartering agency for wrongful death after a maritime collision on the high seas—the highest wrongful death admiralty settlement in Connecticut history. We also recovered $1.2 million for a drowning at an amusement park.

If you suspect that a recently departed loved one died under such circumstances, please contact us to begin an investigation on your case.


The following websites provide tools and support in dealing with a wrongful death.

The Compassionate Friends
A network of bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings providing grief support after the death of a child.

AARP: Grief and Loss
Provides realistic tools for dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Provides useful information regarding activism, victim services, and education.

*Our results are based upon the merits of each individual case.