If you or someone you know have been a victim of wrongful death, please contact our wrongful death lawyers. To find out more, please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital appointments available.
Following the wrongful death of someone, the remaining family members are forever deprived of the decedent’s income and guidance. When a parent dies, the loss of guidance to a child can easily equate to seven figures per child. Our experts and economists will protect the monetary loss to spouses and children.
Money can never replace the loss of a loved one. The only thing the law can do is to provide a dispassionate remedy, assuming negligence can be established on the part of another party. The wrongful death action is designed to provide compensation for relatives who depended upon the deceased for financial and/or emotional support. In New York, distributes (person entitled to take or share in the property of a deceased person) eligible for damages include surviving spouses, children of the deceased and, in certain cases, grandchildren of the deceased. The state also allows wrongful death damages for reasonable funeral costs, costs of treatment and care from the incident resulting in death, costs of sorrow, compensation for reasonably expected loss of income and services, punitive damages, and other damages the court may see fit.