Wrongful Death Claims in New York
Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. When a loved one's death is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, or could have somehow been prevented, the pain is that much more difficult to deal with. In such cases, the family of the victim may be able to seek justice by filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one. Depending on the circumstances of the case, family members may be entitled to recover damages—including those associated with loss of companionship, lost income or financial support, and more—from the responsible party.
If you have lost a loved one because of someone else's negligent or reckless actions, you need not suffer in vain. The caring and qualified New York wrongful death attorneys of Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP have experience handling a wide range of these claims and can help you and your family get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Please contact our fatal accident lawyers in New York City today for a no-cost consultation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The laws that determine who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim vary in each state. Some states allow only spouses and children to bring claims, while others allow siblings, dependents, and/or beneficiaries to file lawsuits.
Your eligibility to file a wrongful death claim will also depend on the circumstances surrounding your loved one's death.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Some of the most common wrongful death lawsuits stem from:
- Motor vehicle accidents—including auto, motorcycle, and trucking accidents
- Medical malpractice—such as failure to diagnose
- Defective products—including dangerous drugs
- Nursing home abuse
By contacting us today, you can learn whether or not you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one.
How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
If you have suffered the death of a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, it is important to understand that you have legal rights and options. You may be entitled to compensation for your economic and non-economic losses, including funeral expenses, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and more.
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our New York wrongful death lawyers understand how devastating the loss of a loved one can be and are committed to helping families seek justice.