The death of a loved one is a tragic event. Grieving families are thrust into unfamiliar territory as they make funeral arrangements, apply for death benefits, assess insurance policies, and ascertain how financial obligations will be met, all while trying to determine if the death could have been avoided and therefore a wrongful death suit is warranted. Wrongful death suits may arise as a result of any personal injury, whether through medical malpractice, an auto accident, or a workplace/construction site injury. New York law in particular is unique and specialized with regard to wrongful death suits -- retaining an attorney experienced in handling wrongful death suits is imperative. Of critical importance in proving the appropriate amount of damages is the level of conscious pain and suffering endured by the decedent prior to their death. Not surprisingly, this area of damages is hotly contested by the defense, and only an experienced trial attorney will have the requisite skill and knowledge to effectively prove the level of conscious pain and suffering endured.
My expertise includes wrongful death cases resulting from:
- Auto accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
If you believe a family member or loved one is the victim of wrongful death, call