Our Practice Areas

Wrongful Death

"Wrongful death" is defined as a death caused by the wrongful act of another. The wrongful act serves as a basis for a lawsuit to recover monetary damages on behalf of the decedent's heirs. The wrongful act can occur due to:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Drunk Driving
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Fall Down Injuries
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Negligent Security
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Murder

Wrongful deaths occur more frequently than one would think. Medical errors are responsible for 98,000 wrongful deaths each year. Doctor's mistakes are the 8 th leading cause of death in the United States. More people die from errors in medical judgment than all United States highway deaths combined. Over 40,000 deaths occur every year in traffic accidents.

Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is experienced in handling wrongful death cases. Our goal is to fully compensate the decedent's heirs for the death of their loved one. The monetary recovery includes both the economic loss and the emotional loss resulting from the death. We are aware of the grief associated with a death, therefore we take control of case to relieve the family of the burden of obtaining information to preserve the case and maximize the recovery. We promptly investigate the claim, preserve the evidence, identify the responsible parties and document the losses. In your time of loss and grief, please let Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC help you. Please contact Nicholas E. Wocl at 203.517.0456 or email the firm.

For more information about what happens during a wrongful death case, please click on Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions.

Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203.517.0456, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.