Have you lost a family member as a result of the wrongful actions of another person? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss. For more information about how a Brookhaven wrongful death attorney can help you, contact Gold & Gold.
For more than 40 years, Gold & Gold’s team of attorneys has been fighting with integrity for the injured and those who have lost loved ones.
We pride ourselves on holding others accountable for their actions to help make our communities safer places to live.
We have secured millions in wrongful death awards and settlements for family members whose loved ones were killed as a result of another’s negligence.
We understand how financially and emotionally crippling it can be when your loved one is suddenly taken from you. Our compassionate Brookhaven wrongful death attorneys will diligently pursue your interests to secure the best possible outcome in your case. For a free case evaluation, call us at (516) 888-4653 to schedule an appointment.
What Types of Accidents Can Result in a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death claim arises in situations where the deceased would have had a valid personal injury claim if they had survived. There are many different situations that can give rise to a wrongful death claim, including:
Determining whether you have a valid wrongful death claim is not a simple exercise. A wrongful death attorney will assess the facts of your case and make a determination based on the law. To file a wrongful death claim, the following elements must be present:
A person died
The defendant’s wrongful act or negligence caused the person’s death
The deceased has survivors who suffered financial loss because of the death
A personal representative has been appointed for the deceased
How Much Compensation Can I Get?
The amount of compensation you can receive will depend on the value of your loss. Some of the factors considered in determining how much compensation you are entitled to include:
The deceased’s lost earnings
Loss of services each survivor may have received from the deceased
Loss of parental guidance from the deceased
The possibility of inheritance from the deceased
The law also recognizes the role of parents in providing parental nurture and care, from physical, moral, and intellectual training. When the deceased has surviving children, the loss of these benefits are also considered.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The law limits the time that a personal representative has to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Generally, the personal representative of the deceased must commence a wrongful death action within two years and six months after the deceased’s death.
Contact Gold & Gold Today
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death, contact the wrongful death attorneys at Gold & Gold. We understand that this is a challenging time for you, and we will work hard to secure the best possible outcome for your family. Contact us today at (516) 888-4653 to schedule your free case review.