Losing a family member or loved one is an emotionally devastating experience
that can affect you and your entire family for an exceedingly long time.
If your loved one was killed in an accident caused by another person,
it can add extra pain to know their accident was preventable.
You may be considering filing a
wrongful death claim against the responsible party to hold them accountable. It will not bring
your loved one back, but filing a wrongful death suit can bring some closure
and can lead to rightful compensation. Compensation may not initially
seem important but can help you and your family pay for medical bills
and other expenses.
Trying to determine whether you have a wrongful death claim can be difficult,
which is why we have laid out some of the determining factors for you:
- A claim can be brought against a person or business if it is believed that
they caused a death by negligence, reckless, or intentional acts. There
are a wide range of situations which fall under this rule, from workplace
accidents to car accidents.
- A survivor of the deceased must have suffered significant financial loss
or damages to file a suit. This includes spouses, life partners, children,
parents, and immediate family members.
- There are three categories of damages to which you could be entitled to
in a wrongful death claim. This includes loss of companionship, losses
experienced by the next of kin, and personal financial losses, such as
lost wages, medical costs, funeral costs, etc.
A wrongful death is a tragic loss, no matter what the circumstances of
the incident were. At Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP, we know
that no amount of money can bring your loved one back. If you wish to
discuss filing a wrongful death claim, contact a NYC personal injury lawyer
at 646.461.4009 for a complimentary consultation.