The loss of a loved one can leave you and your family emotionally and financially devastated. When someone else caused your loved one’s death, you may have a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are meant to help make up for the immense losses that you and your family have experienced due to losing your family member. If someone else’s misconduct led to your family member’s death, contact an attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. to discuss your potential claim and recovery options.
Proving wrongful death claims is similar to proving a regular personal injury claim with a few added complexities. Recoverable damages in wrongful death claims are a little more limited and complicated than personal injury recoveries. For example, surviving family members are not permitted to recover compensation for their pain and suffering. In certain circumstances, however, financial recovery for the deceased’s pain and suffering may be available.
It is essential that you have an experienced legal advocate representing your best interests. Our wrongful death attorneys will fight for your maximum financial recovery and negotiate settlements that fully and fairly compensate you and your family. If settlement negotiations break down, we will be prepared to fight for your family’s financial recovery at trial.
Damages in wrongful death claims frequently include loss financial support, loss of future income, loss of benefits, funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of the value of the decedent’s household services. Compensation for additional damages may be available as well.
New York law can be confusing when it comes to who may recover under wrongful death claims. In general, spouses, children, and parents may be eligible for compensation. The decedent’s estate may benefit in some cases as well, which may end up compensating the same parties either way. An experienced attorney will help you navigate wrongful death complexities and will also make sure that important deadlines, such as the statute of limitations, are met.
Contact a Long Island wrongful death attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. to help you begin the financial recovery process. You deserve to be compensated for your losses, and the responsible party should be held accountable. A wrongful death claim will not bring back your loved one, but it may help you and your family move forward with some much needed financial security.