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.