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Written by attorney Sally A Roberts

Wrongful Death Statute & Survival of Civil Actions Statute

Connecticut’s wrongful death statute, found at Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-555, provides for the recovery of “just damages,” medical expenses and funeral expenses by the executor or administrator of an estate for injuries resulting in death. The statute also requires that the executor or administrator bring the suit within two years of the date of death and five years of the date of the injury. The estate itself may not bring a wrongful death action.

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