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New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
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No amount of money can ever replace the loss of a human life. But when a person is killed in an accident, a legal representative may hire a wrongful death lawyer to file a claim for monetary compensation in the State Supreme Courts of Manhattan Brooklyn Bronx Queens or Staten Island.
An autopsy may be necessary to determine the precise cause of death.
Any monetary recovery can be intended to compensate a variety of calculable damages.
When a wrongful death attorney establishes the liability of a defendant in court, the surviving family members may receive monetary compensation for the pain and suffering experienced by their loved one prior to the death.
In addition, compensation can be obtained for the lost wages and lost income of the deceased individual.
Outstanding medical bills may also be covered by a cash settlement or jury verdict.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Considerations
Wrongful death cases present unique challenges that require the attention of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Because the accident victim has died, he or she is unable to testify as a witness in the case.
Pursuit of a claim for involuntary manslaughter or avoidable death often requires administration of the decedent’s estate with the local surrogates court.
Family members often find themselves emotionally exhausted and unable to oversee these important judicial steps.
However, the statute of limitations restricts the timeframe in which a wrongful death personal injury lawsuit may be filed.
Our wrongful death lawyers are familiar with all of the local filing and estate administration requirements. Our compassionate staff work closely with the victim’s family member to see to it their claims are handled in a timely and professional manner.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a third party, contact our wrongful death lawyers for a free case review.