New York Wrongful Death Attorneys
Legal Representation After a Fatal Accident
The New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have seen how devastating it can be for families that have lost a loved one due to another’s recklessness or wrongdoing. That is why we have dedicated our careers to helping surviving family members seek justice for their loved ones and recover the financial compensation needed to move forward from such a tragic loss. We can help you understand your legal rights and options after the wrongful death of a family member.
What is Wrongful Death?
During a wrongful death claim families hold an at-fault party accountable for the death of a loved one in a fatal accident. The type of accident generally does not matter as long as it can be proven that the responsible party’s negligent or wrongful actions caused the death. Through a wrongful death claim, the survivors may pursue compensation for the economic and non-economic damages caused by the death, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and funeral costs.
Unfortunately, devastating accidents happen every day across New York that tragically cut someone’s life short. Wrongful death lawsuits can involve a wide range of fatal accidents, such as auto accidents, crimes, dangerous premises, medical malpractice, worksite accidents, and more.
Am I Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in NY?
In order to be eligible to file a NY wrongful death claim, you must be a statutory beneficiary of the deceased person. This means that immediate family members, including a spouse, children, or parents are eligible for compensation. An attorney will act on behalf of the family to present evidence and testimony to prove the responsible party is at-fault and that the death was a direct result of the accident.
What Damages Can be Recovered After a Wrongful Death in New York?
While legal action cannot erase such a tragic loss, it is possible to obtain significant financial compensation to assist with life after the death of a loved one. The immediate family members can claim the following damages:
- Medical costs related to hospital care prior to death
- Burial or cremation expenses
- Funeral costs
- Lost expected wages
- Lost benefits from deceased’s work
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of inheritance
- Punitive damages for crimes committed by the at-fault party that caused the death
With a significant financial settlement, the family can focus on healing without worrying about paying for past losses or future expenses related to the death.
Defending Your Right to Compensation in New York
The compassionate lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have extensive experience handling wrongful death cases on behalf of clients who have lost a family member in catastrophic accidents. We understand that money cannot erase the loss you have suffered, but it can help relieve the financial burdens that may interfere with your ability to grieve. Please contact WRSH online or by calling (212) 986-7353 to receive a free and comprehensive consultation to help you make an informed decision about your circumstances.
NY Wrongful Death Verdicts & Settlements
$5 Million - Construction Accident Fatal Trench Collapse
$3 Million - Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
$3 Million - Medical Malpractice Ovarian Cancer Death
$2.95 Million - Misdiagnosis/Malpractice Wrongful Death
$2.75 Million - Fatal Medical Malpractice
$2.7 Million - Wrongful Death/Failure to Diagnose and Treat
$2.05 Million - Wrongful Death/Improper Anesthesia Administration
$1.875 Million - Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
$1.75 Million - Failure to Diagnose Cancer/Wrongful Death
$1.75 Million - Fatal Medical Malpractice: Delayed Diagnosis Esophageal Cancer
$1.5 Million - Rail Road Accident: Slip and Fall
$1.45 Million - Wrongful Death: Surgical Complication
$1.35 Million - Wrongful Death/Failure to Diagnose Cancer
$1.3 Million - Fatal Scaffolding Accident
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