Wrongful Death Claims in New York
Have you recently lost a loved one because of the careless actions of another person? If so, you need someone with experience in handling such delicate and disheartening cases that can bring the liable party to justice.
A family has the right to file a wrongful death claim if their relative was killed because of someone else’s negligence or because of an intentional act. Here are a few situations where a wrongful death claim may be applicable. If a person is killed because of someone else’s negligence or because of an intentional act, the family has the right to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim may be applicable in some of the following instances:
• Medical Malpractice
• Car Accidents
• Work Accidents
•Labor Law Accidents
If someone you cared for died in a Car Accident and another driver was at fault, a wrongful death claim may be applicable.
A wrongful death attorney in New York must prove negligence by providing evidence that the defendant in the case – another driver, a doctor, or an individual failed to keep the victim safe by acting negligently. Wrongful death claims are filed through civil court and not in criminal court. Your wrongful death attorney may be able to prove that you, the family member, suffered economic, non-economic and punitive damages.
- Economic damages can include loss of the victim’s earnings, loss of a pension plan, and funeral expenses.
- Non-economic damages may include pain and suffering endured, the loss of companionship, protection, and nurturing from your deceased family member.
- Punitive damages may be awarded in certain circumstances.
If you have recently lost a loved one and seeking justice against those responsible, call the Irwin Law Firm today.
Working with an experienced Wrongful Death Attorney will help you better understand your legal options so you can make educated, informed decisions. Call us at (212) 203-4529 or Contact us here to schedule a Wrongful Death Accident consultation in our Manhattan or Mineola office.
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