Manhattan Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you’ve lost a family member to a fatal accident, you might be able to seek justice through financial compensation and secure your family’s future well-being. Get the help you need by speaking with a Manhattan wrongful death lawyer.
The process of grieving the loss of a loved one can be especially difficult for all family members and friends. It can be even more of a challenge if the loss was unexpected and due to the fault of another individual.
If your loved one is gone because of the negligence of another individual or a company, you could be entitled to financial compensation that can help you through this challenging time. A Manhattan wrongful death lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer can ensure that you and your family members get the justice you deserve.
What Types of Accidents Lead to Wrongful Death?
Many different types of accidents can result in a wrongful death. Some of the most common include the following:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Workplace accident
- Defective drugs
Medical malpractice and medical accidents are currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. Other common causes of wrongful death include product liability and premises liability cases, such as slip-and-fall accidents.
If your loved one’s death was caused by any of these or some other type of accident, it’s important that you consult an experienced Manhattan wrongful death lawyer for help.
Proving Wrongful Death
In the state of New York, there are certain requirements for proving a wrongful death case. According to the New York City Bar, you must prove all of the following points:
- An individual acted negligently
- The negligent behavior caused the deceased person’s death
- There are surviving beneficiaries or dependents
- The survivors have suffered financial damages due to the death
Even if you aren’t sure whether you have grounds for a successful wrongful death case, it can be helpful to consult an attorney to find out what your options are.
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in New York?
A wrongful death claim can only be made by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. Unlike other states, a family member cannot sue for wrongful death unless he or she is also the personal representative of the estate.
Wrongful Death Compensation
In wrongful death cases, you can seek compensation for damages including pain and suffering, funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits of the deceased, and the value of parental care and guidance. A qualified Manhattan wrongful death lawyer can ensure that your losses are properly calculated so that you get the compensation you deserve.
Experienced Manhattan Fatal Accident Lawyer
Wrongful death cases are difficult and painful. However, you shouldn’t have to suffer the loss of your family member alone if someone else caused his or her death. If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, we can help you and your family members get the justice you deserve.
Let Greenstein & Milbauer navigate the legal process on your behalf and make sure the right person is held accountable for your loss. Schedule a free consultation with a Manhattan wrongful death lawyer by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by filling in your information below to get started as soon as possible.