Islip Wrongful Death Attorney

When a family member dies unexpectedly, their loved ones are left to deal with their grief and the financial consequences of that loss. While a wrongful death claim cannot bring back your loved one, it can provide the much-needed funds that you need to rebuild your life without your loved one. If you have lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence, you need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to get financial compensation for the losses you have suffered. The experienced Islip personal injury attorneys at Gold & Gold can help you through the legal process of making a wrongful death claim.

  • For more than 40 years, the team of attorneys at Gold & Gold have been fighting with integrity for the injured and those who have lost loved ones as a result of another’s negligence.
  • We know and care about the community, and we routinely travel throughout New York to service our clients’ needs.
  • Over the years, Gold & Gold has secured significant compensation for our clients who have lost their loved ones.

If you have lost a family member due to another’s negligence, you need a personal injury firm with a reputation for integrity and hard work to fight for you. At Gold & Gold, we are trial lawyers first. The defense lawyers and insurance companies know this. We work with our clients to secure the best outcome in their case, whether that means negotiating a settlement or going to trial. We offer a free case evaluation. Call us today at (516) 888-4653 to get started on your case.

Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim

When you lose a family member in an accident, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim for your loss. While you do not need to have an attorney to file a wrongful death claim, there are many advantages to having an experienced personal injury attorney to help you navigate the legal process. Your attorney will help you protect your interests and help you through the complex legal process of a wrongful death claim.

To determine whether you have grounds for a wrongful death claim, your attorney will assess different factors in your case including:

  • Your relationship to the victim – in New York state the law requires the personal representative of the victim to file a wrongful death claim. In some cases, the victim’s personal representative may also be a family member.
  • The circumstances surrounding the victim’s death – generally, you will have grounds for a wrongful death claim if the victim would have had grounds for a personal injury claim if they had survived.
  • The New York statute of limitations.

How Much Compensation Can You Expect from a Wrongful Death Claim?

The compensation you receive for the death of a loved one will vary depending on the specific facts of the case. Factors such as the value of the losses suffered, the number of the victim’s beneficiaries, and any insurance policy coverage will impact how much compensation you can expect. The experienced team at Gold & Gold will deploy its expertise and resources to ensure that your claim accounts for every damage you are entitled to, and get full and fair compensation for the loss of your loved one.

Do You Need an Islip Wrongful Death Attorney?

When you are grieving the loss of your loved one, having a compassionate team of wrongful death attorneys working to protect your interests can give you peace of mind. It is important to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death of your loved one. The law gives you two years from the death of your loved one to file a claim. However, it is important to keep in mind that the sooner you contact a lawyer, the better your chances of recovering all the compensation that you deserve for your loss. Do not wait to contact an Islip wrongful death attorney. Call Gold & Gold today at (516) 888-4653 for a free case evaluation.