Family members often feel shock, grief, and anger when they lose a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful conduct. Unexpected deaths may leave you feeling overwhelmed and hopeless, but the Nassau County wrongful death attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. can help. Our lawyers know that recovering financial compensation for your loved one’s death may relieve some financial pressures and uncertainty about the future.
Under a wrongful death claim, certain surviving family members may be entitled to a financial recovery for their losses. These losses may involve loss of the decedent’s financial support, including income, future income, and benefits such as pensions. Medical bills, funeral expenses, and other damages may also be recoverable.
In some cases where the decedent survived for a period of time after the accident, compensation for the decedent’s pain and suffering may be recoverable as well. In order to recover for the decedent’s pain and suffering, it must be proved that he or she experienced conscious pain and suffering before death. Pain and suffering are often demonstrated when witnesses testify that the decedent audibly expressed pain after sustaining his or her injuries.
We know that financial compensation will not replace your loved one, but succeeding in a wrongful death claim may help your family recover in other ways. For example, your family may feel a sense of peace and justice when the responsible party is held accountable for your loved one’s death. A financial award may also help to alleviate some of your financial stresses and burdens caused by losing your loved one’s support.
Surviving family members are typically reluctant to go to trial because they do not want to relive their painful experience. Some of our wrongful death cases go to trial when it is in the best interests of our clients, but many cases settle prior to trial. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, and they are not afraid to take on defendants and their insurance companies.
Navigating wrongful death claims can be difficult, especially for grieving family members of the deceased. A wrongful death attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. can make the process easier, however. Our Nassau County personal injury attorneys will work to help you and your family recover maximum compensation for your losses and your loved one’s pain and suffering. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.