New York

Wrongful Death

Nothing hurts more than losing a loved one. It is a tragic fact that many wrongful deaths occur as a result of negligence.  A wrongful death lawsuit can’t bring back the person you love, but it may help you get compensation for your loss.
A wrongful death action arises when a person is killed as the result of negligence, product liability, or malice on the part of another person or entity. Negligence may occur in automobile or airplane accidents, workplace accidents, or due to medical malpractice. The manufacturer of a dangerous product may be strictly liable for a death caused by a faulty or unreasonably dangerous product, such as an unsafe automobile or a drug with dangerous side effects. Intentional violence that causes death may also be compensated in a wrongful death lawsuit. Close family members and sometimes other dependents can sue to recover damages that result from a wrongful death. 
Families of death victims often feel pursuing legal action will only increase their feelings of distress. Some families do not immediately realize the impact a wrongful death can have on their lives, so contacting a wrongful death attorney is always a good idea. Our attorneys understand the delicacy of wrongful death suits and will try to resolve the wrongful death lawsuit as quickly as possible in a sensitive, tactful manner.
Wrongful death lawsuits can recover the expenses associated to the wrongful death itself, in addition to loss of salary, benefits, pain and suffering, companionship, and other factors that would otherwise increase the burden on the family already suffering a grave loss. Since all wrongful death lawsuits will differ, we can help you determine what compensation each family member can seek based on the relationship between the wrongful death victim and the individual wrongful death survivor.
Our firm has the experience, resources and knowledge necessary to expedite the wrongful death lawsuit in a successful manner. While no amount of money can replace a wrongful death victim, the surviving family members need not suffer financial losses because of someone else’s negligence.