How do I choose a wrongful death lawyer in New York City, White Plains or Hudson Valley? You choose a law firm with experience representing families who have suffered the death of a loved one. You choose the Law Offices of Francis X. Young.
“Wrongful Death” is a legal term used to describe a situation where the death of a person would not have taken place in particular circumstances but for the negligence of another person. The difference between a wrongful death suit and any other personal injury lawsuit is that the loved one who has died (called the “decedent”) is not filing the suit. Rather, it is usually a family member or an agent of the decedent’s estate that is seeking damages.
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What is a wrongful death case?
A wrongful death can occur from any type of personal injury or medical malpractice including, but not limited to:
Defective Drug & Product Liability
Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Dangerous Premises Liability
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.
Time is of the Essence–Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Immediately Serving New York City, White Plains and the Hudson Valley
In order to bring a wrongful death suit in New York, the suit must be filed prior to the expiration of the Statute of Limitations, or the suit will be forever barred in the future. If you have lost a loved one due to what you suspect may be the negligence of another, it is extremely important that you speak with a qualified wrongful death attorney in New York as soon as possible after the event which caused the victim’s death. We are very experienced in this area of litigation, and you are encouraged to contact us for a free, no obligation consultation.
If you or someone you know have been a victim of a motorcycle accident, please contact our motorcycle accident attorneys. 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.