Orange County Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death can be an unimaginable reality to face, process, or accept, but the idea that somebody could have prevented your loved one’s death and chose not to, can make matters worse. The wrongful death lawyers at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP are passionate about helping individuals and families in Orange County, New York. Find out how our Orange County attorneys can help you. Contact us for a free initial consultation anytime.

Why Choose Us?

What Is Wrongful Death?

The definition of wrongful death under New York’s civil statute is the loss of life due to somebody else’s misconduct or wrongful act. If someone is negligent, careless, reckless or intends to harm another person, and this results in a victim’s fatal injury, that person will be liable for damages. A family in New York will have the right to file a cause of action with the civil courts. To have a valid claim, families must abide by the state’s related laws.

New York has a restriction on who can file. In New York, only a personal representative of the surviving family members may bring a cause of action. A personal representative will file on behalf of the decedent’s surviving spouse, child, parent and other beneficiaries. New York also has a wrongful death statute of limitations. A plaintiff will only have two years from the death of the loved one to file a claim. Missing this deadline will generally mean forfeiting the right to file for compensation.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Orange County, NY

At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we handle wrongful death claims involving all causes of death, both intentional and unintentional. A claim seeks to prove that the defendant was negligent in causing the victim’s fatal injury, not necessarily that the defendant intended to kill the victim. You may have grounds to file a claim in Orange County after a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle wreck, slip and fall accident, workplace accident, construction site accident, medical malpractice, defective product incident, or another accident that takes the life of your loved one.

What Compensation Is Available for Surviving Loved Ones?

A successful wrongful death claim in Orange County could repay a family for losses connected to the relative’s death. These include economic losses the family suffered, such as funeral and burial costs, medical bills until the time of death, and a loss of earnings. A compensatory award for wrongful death in New York could also pay for the economic value of the loss of the loved ones support and services to either a spouse or child. Discuss the value of your claim with our attorneys in Orange County today.

Contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP for a Free Consultation in Orange County

While we know compensation will not bring your loved one back, we hope it can provide greater peace of mind for your family during this tough time. Contact an attorney in Orange County at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP to find out if you have a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers are here to guide and support you through this process from beginning to end. Call (914) 993-0393 today to schedule a free consultation.