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Queens Wrongful Death Lawyer
After losing a family member to a fatal accident, you need to ensure that your family’s future is protected. Get the help you need by consulting with a Queens wrongful death lawyer.
Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences anyone can ever encounter. The death of a parent, spouse, child, or another close family member stays with you and can leave you feeling empty. Although moving forward is difficult, it’s a necessary step so that you can take care of the rest of your family the best that you can.
Losing someone you are close to is not only an emotionally painful experience, it can also be financially devastating. Funeral expenses, medical costs, and the loss of income may leave you and your family struggling. If your loved one’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence, a Queens wrongful death lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer can help you recover the compensation you deserve for the loss of your loved one.
Recovering Damages After a Fatal Accident
Although there is nothing that can make up for the loss of a loved one, holding the negligent person or party responsible for their careless and wrongful actions can help you begin the healing process.
If your loved one contributed significantly toward the family income, you may be worried about your financial future and feel overwhelmed by the enormous amount of paperwork that you need to sort through, such as bills, life insurance policies, bank statements, wills, and many other documents.
Your Queens wrongful death lawyer can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf and take care of the details necessary to recover financial damages so that you can move on with your life. When someone else’s negligence causes the death of a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation for the following losses:
- Funeral and memorial expenses
- Medical bills incurred by treating your loved one’s injuries before passing away
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of consortium, or the loss of the relationship with your loved one
- Grief, sorrow, and mental anguish
Survivors and Wrongful Death Claims
While other states allow close relatives to file a wrongful death claim, New York is much more limited in who is allowed to bring one of these claims. In fact, only the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file suit.
The state assumes that this individual will effectively represent the interests of all the deceased’s survivors and distribute a settlement accordingly. If you are uncertain of how to handle this process or who the personal representative in your case is, a Queens wrongful death lawyer from our firm can help you work out these details and untangle any confusion.
Contact a Compassionate Queens Fatal Accident Attorney
Losing a loved one is unimaginably painful. At Greenstein & Milbauer, we are committed to recovering the maximum compensation possible for your claim through compassionate and aggressive legal representation.
While the insurance company won’t have your family’s best interests in mind, we will. To learn more, call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the contact form below for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Queens wrongful death lawyer.