There is nothing more painful and tragic than losing someone you love amidst circumstances you feel could have been avoided.
When your loved one is victim of a willful or negligent act of another – a wrongful death suit may offer a sense of justice and compensation to those left behind.
What is Wrongful Death?
When death is found to be the result of intentional or unintentional acts or negligence of a person, persons, or entity, NY State laws allow for legal action. A wrongful death lawsuit may result in a settlement that will compensate the family of the deceased and provide for them financially in the absence of their loved one.
Wrongful Death Damages Guidelines in New York State
In New York State, winning a wrongful death lawsuit could cover medical and funeral expenses, and a cash award equal to the amount of financial support the departed loved one could have provided if they had lived. Every wrongful death case is different and usually very complex, so it is important to consult with an experienced attorney to understand your options.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in NY
Acting sooner than later is prudent in light of the statute of limitations, but also facilitates the collection of witness testimony as the human memory tends to fade as time goes on.
If you are considering a wrongful death lawsuit, contact us today to discuss your options. As a close family member, emotions and sometimes a feeling of helplessness can add to an already stressful situation. Our legal team has extensive experience dealing with wrongful death cases and always puts the victim’s family first. We are here to listen and help guide you through the process. We are compassionate and work tirelessly to ensure a successful outcome for your family.
Finding a Wrongful Death Attorney in Upstate New York
Our experienced attorneys are aggressive and diligent in building a case that will hold the physician, hospital, care-giver, medical professional or entity responsible for the negligent acts or omission that resulted in the death of your loved one.
It Takes Heart
You want more than just a lawyer. You want peace of mind and a compassionate legal partner ready to make the situation right. Your loved one may no longer be with you, but they would want you and your family to be taken care of financially.
Our attorneys are recognized for professional excellence, but it is their compassion, sensitivity and ability to fight for the best possible outcome that endears them to their clients.
If you have lost a loved one by the negligent acts of another, we want to help you through this difficult situation. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We will work with you to schedule a convenient time to meet at one of our four office locations:
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy – Attorneys of Integrity, Compassion and Commitment.