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Connecticut estate plans to sue city for wrongful death


Posted On behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Mar 15, 2014 in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

A tragic incident occurred on Jan. 30 when a man was killed at a city transfer station. The man reportedly fell into a trash compactor. The man's estate will be filing a wrongful death suit against a city in Connecticut on the basis that his death was caused by its negligence. The lawsuit states that the city did not maintain a safe environment.

According to the intent to file, the city did not ensure their premises was adequately safe for citizens. Reportedly, the estate wishes to pursue litigation claiming that the 59-year-old deceased man suffered an accidental and untimely death at the hands of the city. The insurance provider for the city is still conducting its investigation into the matter, and the Mayor has refused to comment on the incident until conclusion of the investigation.

The notice of intent to file suit also contends that the basis for the claim is due to failure to follow safety protocols. The city is also being accused of failing to adequately monitor the dumping area or even provide appropriate barricading of that area. Furthermore, the city is accused of failing to provide an emergency shut-off switch.

The investigation into the man's death is ongoing. The surviving family members of the deceased are undoubtedly grieving their untimely loss. As with similar cases, the family members of the deceased victim intend to exercise their right to pursue a wrongful death claim against the parties deemed responsible for their loved one's death. The civil court system in Connecticut may award compensatory damages if evidence deems the defendants liable for the death and damages suffered as a result.

Source: theday.com, Intent to sue filed in New London trash compactor death, Colin A. Young, March. 6, 2014