A "wrongful death" occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. An action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's immediate family members (often called "distributees"). The most common distributees are surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents. A suit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the decedent's estate. The surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the defendant's conduct. The conditions for filing a wrongful death claim is:
It is important to find the right New York wrongful death lawyer to handle your case. Rubin & Licatesi, P.C., a full service law firm, handles wrongful death cases in Brooklyn, Long Island, Nassau County and throughout New York State. We recognize the individual needs of each client and our attorneys and support staff work together as a team, coordinating resources and striving for the best possible results on behalf of our clients. In addition to providing outstanding legal representation, our attorneys possess the highest academic credentials, maintain strong community ties and demonstrate the strictest personal and professional ethics.
Our law firm represents clients who have suffered from emotional and monetary damages as a result of the wrongful death of a loved one. We have been successfully trying cases for over twenty five years and will help you determine if you may have a case. We will work hard to help you claim damages from the person who caused the victim's death. Our firm will provide you with the legal representation you need and start the process of recovering damages for the wrongful death of a family member. Let us help you get the help that you need.
We are available to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us now at 516.204.7715 or contact us online.