Wrongful Death

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Losing a loved one or a family member is always tragic, and it is especially difficult when the loss was avoidable, and occurred as a result of someone’s negligence or careless acts. If the death of a loved one results from the negligent or intentional acts of another, then the victim’s family may have a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim that results from an intentional or unintentional act leading to injury and death. A wrongful death lawsuit can result from an automobile or vehicular collision, a deliberate or intentional act, like an assault, a fall that results in death, a defective product, or from medical malpractice.

Wrongful death claims exist to help provide compensation and financial support to the victim’s family, and to help encourage people to act carefully and safely to prevent injuries to another person.

Elements of a Wrongful Death claim include a victim’s death caused as a result of misconduct by someone else, the person or company responsible for the victim’s death was negligent or is liable for the death, the victim is survived by a spouse, children, beneficiaries, or dependents, and there are monetary damages being sought after as a result of the victim’s death. If monetary damages are awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit, then the amount of the damages could include medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, compensation for grief or loss of companionship, and the financial support (future income) that could have been received if the victim was still alive.

A death caused by the wrongful acts of another are tragic and emotional for the families of the victim. The family or survivors of a wrongful death need the help of an experienced and aggressive law firm that fights for their rights, and the honor of their loved one who passed away. If there is a valid wrongful death claim then a law firm or an attorney that handles wrongful death cases should be consulted.

A wrongful death attorney is well versed and experienced in wrongful death laws, and is able to prove who was at fault in wrongful death cases. A wrongful death attorney can help the victim’s family not only receive compensation for their loss, but the attorney can help bring closure to the loss by making sure the family receives justice, is secure financially, and the person or company causing the loss takes responsibility for their conduct.

If you believe someone you know has been the victim of a wrongful death, the experienced NY personal injury attorney at Law Offices of William J. Maniatis are here to help. We will provide you with a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights with absolutely no obligation or cost to you.

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Every year many people are tragically killed by the negligence of others. Wrongful Death cases arise for a multitude of reasons, such as