Bronx Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation from those responsible. Get justice with the help of a Bronx wrongful death lawyer.
The loss of a family member in any capacity is extremely difficult to deal with, but when the death occurred because of the negligence of someone else, the resulting grief coupled with anger can be unbearable.
As if losing your loved one isn’t hard enough, now you also have to handle all of the funeral plans and expenses, communication with insurance companies, and figure out how best to move forward. In this situation, things can be made much simpler by retaining a Bronx wrongful death lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer.
Having an experienced attorney on your side during this trying time will help relieve some of the pressure on you so that you can have time to spend with friends and family to remember your loved one properly.
Who Can Sue For Wrongful Death in New York?
Each state has its own laws regarding wrongful death suits and who can file. New York is no different. In the state of New York, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate is responsible for filing the claim. This is the person who has been put in charge of the person’s estate and last wishes. Unfortunately, this means that a family member isn’t allowed to file the claim unless that family member is also the personal representative.
The personal representative of the estate has two years in which to file this claim under New York state law. This is known as the statute of limitations. Your Bronx wrongful death lawyer will work with you to determine all of the factors that should be part of the suit, including the cause and who was at fault.
Wrongful Death Compensation
It’s difficult to determine the exact amount of the compensation you are due simply because of the sheer number of different factors to take into consideration. However, in previous cases, families have been compensated for all of the following when they apply:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Final medical and healthcare costs associated with the deceased person’s injury
- Wages and benefits lost due to the person’s injury and death
- Determined value of parental roles to surviving children
- Lost inheritance of surviving children
- Conscious pain and suffering of the deceased due to the fatal injury
Again, there are many factors to consider when your Bronx wrongful death lawyer begins the process of evaluating your claim’s financial value. Be aware that there are potential factors outside of the ones listed above and that your attorney will go through all of the available information to ensure that the compensation you receive is fair and sufficient.
It’s worth noting that New York does not allow surviving family members to receive damages for their own pain and suffering due to the loss of the family member. Your attorney can explain this in depth when you get to this stage of the claim.
Contact A Bronx Fatal Accident Lawyer
There is simply too much to deal with when it comes to the wrongful death of a loved one. The laws can be difficult to understand and the process can be tough to handle while you grieve. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Bronx wrongful death lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer by completing the form below or by giving us a call at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462).