A “wrongful death” occurs when a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. At Licatesi Law Group, LLP, our attorneys litigate wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of a decedent’s immediate family members. Our skilled trial lawyers investigate fatal events, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, slip-and-falls and products liability. We assemble the evidence to hold negligent people accountable and secure compensation for grieving families.
A suit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate on behalf of the estate’s beneficiaries, such as the surviving spouse, children and sometimes parents. The conditions for filing a wrongful death claim are:
The lawsuit seeks compensation for losses to the decedent’s estate as well as the losses the beneficiaries have sustained. Damages available include:
The statute of limitations requires that a lawsuit be filed within two years of the decedent’s death.
Whether your loved one has died due to a car accident, medical malpractice or other negligent actions, our experienced attorneys can help you get the damages you deserve.
Licatesi Law Group, LLP handles wrongful death cases in Brooklyn, New York City, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County and throughout New York State. We have successfully tried cases for more than 30 years. We offer free case evaluations and work hard to help you obtain the damages you and your loved ones deserve. Call us now at 516-227-2662 or contact our Brooklyn office online.
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