Losing a loved one is an emotionally and mentally devastating experience, but losing someone due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness can be unbearable. In addition to the grief and pain of losing someone close, you may also face financial hardship and other challenges in moving forward. At Joudeh & Kuller, we understand the tremendous impact that a wrongful death can have on a family. We are here to provide legal assistance and support in your time of need.
Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our team of wrongful death lawyers has been representing families in New York for years. We have extensive experience handling wrongful death cases, and we are committed to helping our clients obtain justice and maximum compensation for their loss. We understand that every case is unique, and we work closely with our clients to understand their individual needs and concerns.
New York Laws on Wrongful Death Claims
New York law allows for the filing of wrongful death claims in cases where someone’s death is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another party. The law recognizes that surviving family members may suffer significant financial and emotional damages as a result of someone passing. The damages may include loss of financial support, loss of services, and loss of companionship.
How Long Do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York?
In New York, there is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim. This means that you have two years from the date of the death to file a lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your right to compensation. It is crucial to get the assistance of a personal injury lawyer and file your wrongful death claim as soon as possible.
Wrongful death can occur in a variety of circumstances, but some of the most common causes include:
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Workplace accidents
Wrongful death can result in a range of damages, including funeral and burial expenses, lost income and benefits, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
A wrongful death lawyer can provide valuable legal assistance and support during this difficult time. We can help you navigate the legal system and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our team will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death, gather evidence, and work with experts to build a strong case on your behalf. We will also negotiate with insurance companies and other parties to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.
Choosing the Right Wrongful Death Lawyer
Choosing the right attorney is critical to the success of your case. Here are some things to consider when selecting a lawyer:
- Experience: Look for a lawyer with experience handling these cases. They should have a track record of successfully representing clients and obtaining compensation for their losses.
- Communication is key. Your attorney should keep you informed throughout the claims process and be available to answer any questions you may have.
- Your lawyer should have the resources necessary to build a strong case on your behalf. This includes access to medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other professionals who can provide valuable testimony to support your claim.
Q: What is a wrongful death claim?
A: A wrongful death claim is a legal action taken by surviving family members against a party who is responsible for the death of their loved one due to negligence or wrongful conduct.
Q: Who can file a wrongful death claim in New York?
A: In New York, the deceased person’s personal representative or administrator can file a claim on behalf of the surviving family members.
Q: What damages are recoverable?
A: Damages that are recoverable in wrongful death lawsuits may include compensation for medical and funeral expenses, lost income and benefits, loss of companionship and consortium, and pain and suffering. The specific damages available may vary depending on the circumstances of the case.
Get Justice for Your Loved One with Joudeh & Kuller
At Joudeh & Kuller, we understand the overwhelming pain and loss that comes with the wrongful death of a loved one. We are here to help you navigate the complex legal system and fight for justice on behalf of your family. Our experienced team has a deep understanding of the law and the compassion to guide you through the legal process with empathy and care. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and determine your legal options. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards the justice and closure your family deserves.