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Wrongful Death: What You Need to Know

New York Lawyers Representing Families in Wrongful Death Matters

The wrongful death of a loved one can be painful. On top of the emotional damage inflicted, there is the
potential for financial loss. What makes a loved one’s death a “wrongful death” is negligence that results
in an untimely death. The death could have been prevented, but it wasn’t. Common causes include
motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, construction accidents, defective products
and more.

In order to have a case, negligence must be proven, there must be surviving dependents of the victim,
and monetary damages resulted. It’s important to prove that the deceased would’ve still had a claim,
even if they survived. Typically, wrongful death lawsuits are initiated by a child, spouse or parent of the
deceased. These claims are structured based on lost earnings and grievances of losing a loved one.
Damages recovered may include compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income and
companionship, and other types of economic and non-economic losses.

There are several forms of evidence that need to be collected. You will likely need a certified copy of the
death certificate, police reports (if applicable), autopsy reports, witness testimony, video and/or
photographic evidence, and medical records pertaining to the injuries that resulted in death.

At The Licatesi Law Group, we understand the difficulties families face when seeking justice for a
wrongful death. Our caring and compassionate attorneys will go through your case step-by-step to
ensure you are being reimbursed for damages inflicted. If you think you may have a wrongful death
claim, contact us at (516) 227-2662 for a free consultation.

Verdicts & Settlements

Over One Billion in Verdicts, Settlements and Awards for Our Clients

  • $8 Million

    Plaintiff sustained a series of fractures and other injuries to the right shin, heel and foot, requiring nailing of the right tibia with two proximal and two distal locking bolts, ultimately resulting in below-the-knee amputation

  • $3 Million

    Infant plaintiff sustained encephalopathy as result of DPT vaccination administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

  • $1.7 Million

    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident resulting in multiple disc herniations requiring percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided epidural treatment and lumbar fusion laminectomy.

  • $1.3 Million

    47 year old male police officer injured as a result of surgical malpractice by an orthopedic surgeon resulting in an inability to work and permanent impairment of gait.

  • $2 Million Dollar

    Wrongful death case settled at the Appellate level, 44-year-old husband and father drowned while swimming in a municipal pool.

  • $899,940.10

    69 year old female with underlying osteoporosis and preexisting spinal degeneration awarded as a result of a motor vehicle accident causing an acute T12 fracture of her spine.

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