Our lawyers understand the tragedy of a sudden death brought about by someone’s negligence, which can place both an emotional and financial strain on families faced with a loss of companionship and income. At Licatesi Law Group, LLP, we stand by our clients in New York City and Long Island as tireless advocates during this difficult time. With offices in Uniondale and Brooklyn, we work to recover damages to help minimize the financial hardship they face as they cope with their loss.
New York wrongful death claims arise when an individual dies as the result of the negligent or reckless act of another person or entity. Typical causes of a wrongful death include:
Our personal injury lawyers have handled many wrongful death cases in which a basic understanding of technical, scientific and medical facts is critical. Our firm also draws on resources such as medical experts, investigators and others to build our client’s case to prove negligence was the cause of their loved one’s death.
If your spouse or family member died due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim. The responsible party may be a doctor, hospital, property owner, manufacturer, driver or an individual who deliberately caused harm. In New York, only the estate representative can bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate, with damages going to the victim’s beneficiaries and heirs. Consulting an attorney as early as possible will give your legal team more time to prepare your claim and ensure you file before the two-year statute of limitations runs out.
After a loved one dies from an auto accident or another tragic incident, families are often thrown into chaos. They may have lost a primary breadwinner whose passing came suddenly or after an extended hospital stay. In addition to the loss of companionship of a spouse, parent or child, they may face enormous damages, such as:
While New York does not award damages for the family’s pain and suffering or loss of companionship, even in cases where the deceased is a child, a wrongful death claim can seek damages for the loss of the value of support and services the deceased provided to family members and lost inheritance suffered by surviving children. We are committed to pursuing justice for wrongful death victims and their families.
At Licatesi Law Group, LLP, our personal injury lawyers understand that families have a lot to think about and manage after the sudden loss of a loved one. We have 40 years of experience handling wrongful death claims in New York and are prepared to seek justice on your behalf. Call 516-227-2662 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Brooklyn or Uniondale office.
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