NYC Wrongful Death Lawyer
The loss of a loved one is one of life’s greatest tragedies. When it occurs because of someone’s negligence, the situation is devastating.
We are extremely sensitive to the loss of a family member and handle such cases very delicately. We understand the personal trauma and suffering that a surviving spouse and other family members endure when they lose a loved one. Our law firm is sympathetic and will listen to the surviving family members when it comes to such claims. As a result, our New York wrongful death attorney will go above and beyond the law in dealing with client cases.
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NYC Wrongful Death FAQs
Do I have a case?
If you had a loved one who died as a result of negligence or medical practice, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim on their behalf.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Wrongful death cases can be brought by the executor or personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. This means that someone must file with the Surrogates Court a Petition to be appointed as the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s Estate.
What types of damages can I recover for in a wrongful death claim?
You can recover the following damages in a Wrongful Death case:
- Immediate expenses associated with the death (funeral and burial expenses)
- Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the person who died related to the injury resulting in their death.
- Loss of the victim’s anticipated future income.
- Loss of the support, protection, care, guidance, etc that the victim provided to their beneficiaries.
- Grief and mental anguish due to loss of companionship
What is the difference between a civil and criminal case regarding death? Is it possible to have both types of cases arise from a wrongful death?
Yes: a criminal case can arise from a wrongful death if the government decides that the actions of the individual(s) who caused the death of your loved one violated certain criminal laws. This case is driven with the intent of punishing the person(s) responsible through the form of imprisonment, probation, or fines. In such cases the prosecutors are representing the government, and you (the beneficiary, family of the deceased, etc.) are not a party. A civil case however, is initiated with the intent of providing financial compensation and/or monetary relief to the family of the deceased. In such cases, we at Michael Gunzburg P.C. would prosecute your case in Civil Court and seek to obtain the maximum compensation available under the law for you and your family. Even if a criminal case has been initiated against those responsible for the death of your loved one, you may still be able to recover monetary damages for your loss. Call Michael Gunzburg P.C. today for your Free Consultation!
Contact An Experienced New York City Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
We take the time to understand the deceased person’s life, and the impact it had on all those close to them. A wrongful death case isn’t just about numbers such as the family’s lost wages, funeral expenses and medical expenses. It’s about getting justice for people who are no longer with us and who cannot speak or fight for themselves. We understand your grief, and work to help the family in such tragic times. No matter how your loved one was taken from you, whether by a tragic car accident, a construction accident, or at the hands of a negligent physician or hospital, our New York City wrongful death attorneys stands ready to fight for you, your family and your loved ones. If you are seeking a New York City wrongful death lawyer, contact us today at 212-725-8500.