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White Plains Wrongful Death Attorney

It is tragic when a life is lost through the negligence of others. This can happen in many different ways, such as on the operating table, from a defective product, or in a car accident. However it occurs, it is devastating for the victim’s loved ones. If you have lost someone you love due to the reckless act of another, discuss your legal options with a White Plains wrongful death attorney at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP. Call (914) 993-0393 or reach us online to set up a free consultation. 

Why Our Firm Should Represent Your Family 

What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? 

Outside of the emotional impact, wrongful death can have a drastic effect on the finances of family members left behind. This is why there are wrongful death laws in New York that allow a claim to be filed for compensation from the at fault party.

Per New York Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law EPT § 5-4.1, the loss of a loved one is considered a wrongful death if the following five elements are present: 

In White Plains, a personal representative of the deceased’s estate has the ability to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the  deceased’s heirs, beneficiaries, or devisees. The personal representative can either be a legal representative or a trusted friend or family member of the deceased’s estate. 

Types of Damages in White Plains Wrongful Death Claims

The types of damages that are often awarded in a White Plains wrongful death claim include: 

New York does not allow surviving family members to recover damages for their own pain and suffering, emotional distress or loss of companionship. 

Time Limit for Filing a White Plains Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A rule known as the statute of limitations, limits the time that surviving family members have to file a wrongful death claim. In New York, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the deceased’s passing. After two years have passed, you may be barred from recovering any compensation. 

Discuss Your Case with a Seasoned White Plains Wrongful Death Lawyer

Let us help you shoulder the legal burdens that are left after the wrongful death of a loved one. Begin with a free consultation today, by calling (914) 993-0393 or contacting us online