Wrongful Death Claims In New York
The accidental or premature death of a family member is always tragic. It causes both emotional and financial upheaval for families.
While it may be difficult at this time to think of talking with an attorney, if your loved one died because of the recklessness, carelessness or negligence of another, there is information you need.
For more than 50 years, the attorneys at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., have been helping New York families recover the compensation they need to move forward with life after the loss of loved ones to wrongful death.
We Know What You Are Going Through
Because our firm has handled many fatal accident cases over the years, we know what you are going through. When a breadwinner is lost, the toll on the family can be severe. If there is a nonworking spouse or dependent children at home, it will be especially important to seek full compensation for your family’s loss.
How We Value The Wrongful Death Of A Loved One
There are a number of factors that go into determining the proper value of a wrongful death claim. Some of these factors are actual expenses you have incurred, while others are financial losses that will occur in the future. Also, there are noneconomic damages.
Your lawyer at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., will gather the information needed to understand your losses. It will include:
- Medical care expenses incurred around the time of the death
- Funeral costs
- The loss to your family of your loved one’s earnings over the course of his or her lifetime, including the value of employment benefits such as health and dental insurance
- The value of lost household services, which can be quite substantial in the case of a homemaker
- Noneconomic damages, including the loss of love and companionship of a spouse and the loss of a parent’s guidance
- Any conscious pain and suffering sustained by the deceased before death
- Expenses resulting from the accident, such as replacement of a vehicle
We prepare all wrongful death cases for trial right from the start. When insurance companies know we are ready to fight — and that we’ve done so before — they are often more likely to offer full and fair compensation right away.
Sample Wrongful Death Case Result
$4 million settlement for catastrophic injuries in construction accident for a 48-year-old electrician who fell 40 feet through sheetrock that covered the top of elevator shaftway and landed on top of the elevator car. He suffered severe internal injuries, including massive abdominal hemorrhage and ruptured pancreas, burst fracture of T-10 vertebra, and crush injuries of the right ankle and right hand; he died 12 days later.
Contact Us For Help With Your Wrongful Death Claim
If your family has experienced the tragedy of a wrongful death, contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., by email or call our Manhattan offices at 212-732-4992 or toll free at 800-574-4LAW. Your initial consultation is free. We also handle all personal injury cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.