According to the New York State Highway Safety Annual Report, in 2018, there were 943 traffic deaths in the state. The death of a family member is a heartbreaking experience. Such a loss can have devastating, long-term consequences on your financial, mental, and emotional health. If you believe that the actions of a negligent party were responsible for your loved one's death, you may pursue compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against that liable party.
At the Law Offices of Jessica A. Almeida, I am committed to providing compassionate representation in wrongful death cases. I can offer you the detailed guidance, assistance, and support you need during this critical period. As your legal counsel, I can help you file a wrongful death claim and attempt to pursue fair financial compensation to cover lost wages, funeral expenses, burial expenses, loss of consortium, and outstanding medical costs.
The Law Offices of Jessica A. Almeida is proud to serve all of New York, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island, Westchester, and New York City.
Losing a loved one is among the most challenging things to deal with in life, especially when such a loss was preventable. Wrongful death can be described as a death that occurred due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person. The aim of the wrongful death claim is to hold the liable party responsible for an avoidable accident that resulted in a loss of life.
No amount of compensation can bring the person back or fill the void left by their passing. However, filing a wrongful death claim can provide the decedent's family with adequate financial assistance to cover funeral expenses, medical costs incurred before the victim's death, lost wages, burial expenses, and loss of consortium. A wrongful death lawsuit helps the victim's family hold the responsible party liable and seek financial compensation. Additionally, it may help prevent future negligence.
Under the New York Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law, to establish a wrongful death claim, proof of the following elements is required:
A death occurred
The death was caused by the wrongful conduct of the defendant
The deceased could have pursued injury claims in court if he or she was still alive
The surviving family members of the deceased suffered a loss due to the death
Where these requirements can be demonstrated, a wrongful death claim may be pursued.
Under New York law, the following individuals may file a wrongful death action:
Spouse of the decedent
Children of the decedent
Parents of the decedent
Personal Representative of the Estate of the decedent
New York State's wrongful death statute of limitations requires that a wrongful death action must be filed within two years of the person’s death.
Damages that may be recovered in a New York State wrongful death claim include:
Medical expenses incurred before the victim's death
Loss of support or consortium
Funeral expenses and burial costs
Damages for pain and suffering
The loss of a family member can have an extensive, long-term impact on your emotional and financial health. Hiring a knowledgeable New York wrongful death attorney is the first step in pursuing rightful compensation.
At the Law Offices of Jessica A. Almeida, I've devoted my career to protecting the rights of wrongful death victims and their loved ones. As an experienced New York State wrongful death attorney, I will conduct a comprehensive, private investigation, gather all necessary evidence, and help demonstrate that the death resulted from the defendant's wrongful conduct.
As your legal counsel, I will offer you the detailed guidance, support, and compassionate representation you need in your wrongful death lawsuit. Having me on your side is crucial to increase your chances of receiving rightful compensation for your loss.
If you have lost a family member, parent, spouse, close relative, or child, due to another person's negligence, you may hold the responsible party liable. Contact the Law Offices of Jessica A. Almeida today to schedule a free one-on-one case assessment. I can fight compassionately to protect your rights, provide vigorous representation, and help you pursue fair compensation for your loss. I'm proud to serve clients in all of New York, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island, and Westchester.