New York Wrongful Death Lawyer
After losing a loved one, we know the last thing you may want to do is take legal action. Your focus is grieving your loved one, not legal matters. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we handle all aspects of the legal process for you during a wrongful death claim so you can focus on your family. Our New York attorneys care about families in the community and seeking justice for them after a wrongful death. We will demand accountability and compensation for the loss of your loved one. Call (914) 993-0393 today to request a free consultation.
Why Hire Our Lawyers?
- We resolve all cases expediently.
- We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of surviving family members in New York.
- We maximize a family’s recovery by exploring every possible angle.
- We have spent more than 50 combined years handling wrongful death cases.
- We provide exceptional client care, and offer 24-hour availability.
What Is New York’s Definition of Wrongful Death?
Each state has its own definition of wrongful death. Under New York’s law, it is a death caused by somebody else’s wrongful conduct. If you or your attorney can prove through evidence that someone else’s misconduct caused your loved one’s death, and that one or more surviving family members suffered a loss as a result of this death, you will be able to file a wrongful death claim in New York.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death in New York
Many different types of negligence can lead to deadly accidents. A crane collapse at a construction site, for example, could take the lives of workers below. If the manufacturer of the crane contributed to the cause of the fatal accident, the company could be liable for related damages. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we accept wrongful death claims in involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck and bus accidents
- Motorcycle, moped and e-scooter accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Defective products and medical devices
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace and construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Violent and intentional crimes
From drunk driving car accidents to construction accidents, our attorneys know how to handle fatal injury cases throughout New York. We will leave no stone unturned when reviewing your case for signs of negligence, carelessness and recklessness. If a criminal intended to kill your loved one, we can help you file a civil claim against the criminal as well. Our lawyers in White Plains have experience representing clients during all types of sudden death claims.
How to File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York
In New York, you will only be able to file a wrongful death claim if you are the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. You can receive this title if the deceased person assigned you this role on his or her will prior to death. The courts may also make you the personal representative if you are a close family member. Otherwise, you can work with the personal representative to stay updated about your case. If the courts rule in the representative’s favor, any compensation obtained will be divided among the deceased person’s family members, beneficiaries and heirs. Damages suffered by the estate will go directly to the estate.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Holding someone responsible for your loved one’s death is not just about compensation. While an award can bring you greater financial stability during this difficult time, most families bring wrongful death claims as a way of seeking justice for their deceased loved ones. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we speak on behalf of those who can no longer speak for themselves. Contact us today for a free consultation in New York.