Have you lost a family member as a result of another person’s negligence or misconduct? If the deceased person would have been able to make a personal injury claim had they survived, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your loss. Personal injury law allows survivors of the victim to make a claim for the damages they suffer as a result of their loved one’s death. For more information about your legal rights and options, contact the Huntington wrongful death attorneys at Gold & Gold.
We understand the financial and emotional impact of losing a loved one unexpectedly. We can help you fight for justice in your case. Our compassionate Huntington 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.
In New York, wrongful death lawsuits are maintained by the personal representative of the victim. However, any money recovered from the claim will be distributed among the beneficiaries of the victim. If your family has lost a loved one that died without a personal representative, your attorney will be able to guide you through the legal process of appointing an administrator who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. A family member of the victim can also be appointed as a personal representative or administrator.
Generally, the statute of limitation for wrongful death claims in New York is two years from the death of the victim. This means the claim must be filed within two years after the date of the victim’s death. If there is a criminal case regarding the wrongful death of the victim, the claim must be filed within one year from when the case is finalized. Failure to file a timely claim can deprive you of your legal right to compensation for the loss of your loved one. Preparing a wrongful death lawsuit requires a lot of time and careful preparation, so you should speak to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to avoid losing your right to make a claim.
The value of your compensation will depend on the damages suffered as a result of the victim’s death. The value of economic and non-economic damages will be factors that determine how much compensation you will receive. Economic damages are tangible losses recoverable as a result of the victim’s death. These include medical expenses related to the injury that caused the death, funeral expenses, and any other related payments made by the victim’s beneficiaries. In New York, you are also entitled to interest on the recoverable amount calculated from the date of the victim’s death.
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death, contact the Huntington 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.