New York Wrongful Death Attorney
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There is no greater tragedy in life than when a loved one is taken prematurely. And when we believe another to be responsible for that death, that only compounds the pain we feel. A claim of wrongful death is the recourse for survivors or the estate of a deceased person whose death may be attributable to the actions or negligence of another. If you believe that your loved one may have passed due to another’s actions, Dennis Carrion, Esq. may be able to help you seek compensation to cover funeral costs, medical bills, and more.
WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH?
Wrongful death can be a confusing concept to the layman because there are often criminal charges that apply in the same set of circumstances. But while criminal charges are brought by the government and are intended to serve the interests of the public, a wrongful death claim is a civil suit brought by a decedent’s estate or their survivors, and it serves the financial interests of the claimant. A deceased person’s spouse, children, and parents may bring a wrongful death claim in New York. So can any blood relative or adoptive sibling who is a statutory beneficiary of the decedent. New York's statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years.
TYPES OF DAMAGES
While legal action cannot erase such a tragic loss, it is possible to obtain significant financial compensation to assist with life after the death of a loved one. The immediate family members can claim the following damages:
Medical costs related to hospital care prior to death
Burial or cremation expenses
Lost expected wages
Lost benefits from deceased’s work
Loss of consortium
Loss of inheritance
Punitive damages for crimes committed by the at-fault party that caused the death
With a significant financial settlement, the family can focus on healing without worrying about paying for past losses or future expenses related to the death.
JUSTICE FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES
If you have a wrongful death case, you already know that choosing a lawyer is a very important decision. Call New York wrongful death lawyer Dennis Carrion, Esq. today at (631) 505-0900 to schedule your no-obligation, free case evaluation.
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