What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
When a person is killed because of the negligent or careless actions of another, the loved ones left behind may be able to sue for wrongful death. In these lawsuits, people seek compensation for their loss and the financial burden such as lost wages from the deceased, medical bills, and funeral costs. Also, lost companionship and other emotional impacts can be considered in these cases.
Wrongful death laws and regulations vary by state, but they usually define who can sue for wrongful death and any limits on rewarding damages.
Unusually spouses, immediate family members, children, and sometimes parents can claim wrongful death. Every state, including New York, has a set of statutes which determine the procedures related to wrongful death claims.
Of course, if you are wondering if you could file a wrongful death claim, the best thing you could do is get in contact with a lawyer. You will want to contact a lawyer who is familiar with the regulation and statutes in place in your state. If you live in New York, you will want a lawyer who is experienced handling wrongful death personal injury claims in New York.
If you lost a loved one because of the negligent or reckless actions of another, you might be able to file a wrongful death claim. At Frekhtman & Associates, we are experienced with these claims in New York. Please call us today at (212) 222-1111 to learn more about how we can help.
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