Brooklyn Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Brooklyn
The unexpected wrongful death of a loved one is a traumatic event that no one should have to experience. When someone close to you dies because of the negligence or wrongful actions of another person, seeking some form of financial restitution might be the last thing on your mind. But when the recklessness or wrongdoing of another causes such a tragic loss, the expenses that fall upon surviving family members can be devastating.
Survivors may still have major costs to cover related to the victim’s accident, including medical bills and funeral costs, and those expenses can be compounded by the lost income to the family caused by the victim’s death. It’s important to discuss your wrongful death claim with an experienced attorney who can offer advice about the appropriate way to pursue your claim.
A wrongful death is any situation where another party can be held at fault for causing the death. It is an unfortunate fact, but tragic accidents leading to wrongful deaths happen every day. Many types of fatal accidents can qualify as wrongful death including automobile accidents, unsafe premises accidents, criminal acts, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice. You should consult with a lawyer to determine if this applies in your case.
In order to assert wrongful death, you must be qualified as a statutory beneficiary of the deceased, which means that immediate family members (such as a spouse, children, or parents) are eligible to pursue a claim. A legal action cannot undo the pain of a loved one’s loss, but the survivors of the victim of a wrongful death can seek damages for several important financial and non-financial costs:
– Medical costs for care prior to the victim’s death
– Funeral costs
– Burial or cremation expenses
– Lost expected wages of the deceased
– Lost benefit from the deceased’s work
– Loss of consortium for a spouse
– Loss of inheritance
– Punitive damages for crimes committed by the at-fault party that caused the death
Speak to a Brooklyn Wrongful Death Attorney
As a Brooklyn firm with wrongful death experience, we understand that there is no way to entirely heal the loss that you have suffered.
But we also understand how financially devastating this loss can be and how important it is to work to relieve your unexpected financial burden.
Discuss your case with Kuharski, Levitz, & Giovinazzo to find out what we can do to help. Call 718-448-1600 today.