Wrongful Death

Bronx Wrongful Death Lawyer

Effective Representation for Wrongful Death Claims

Losing someone who is close to you causes tremendous pain and sorrow, even if their passing was long expected. However, the agony of losing a beloved family member to an untimely, wrongful death is an even more unimaginable tragedy. If it were not for the horrible negligence and irresponsibility of another person or organization, the person you love may be with you at this very moment.

Following the devastation of this kind of incident, attempting to make a lawsuit for wrongful death may be the last thing on your mind. Tragically, however, the bills for medical payments and funeral arrangements, let alone the loss of any contributing income, can threaten to overwhelm you if you do not get financial support. In this sensitive time, rely on Michael J. Prisco to provide compassionate, dedicated advocacy so that deserved compensation can ease your financial burdens.

Contact his office now at (718) 795-2665 to learn how a lawyer can help fight for just recompense.

Types of Damages That Can Be Recovered Following a Wrongful Death

There are two major ways that a victim’s family can receive monetary compensation following a tragic wrongful death. First, if the victim suffered any additional pain on account of the wrongful death, the guilty party must offer recompense for the agonizing experience. Moreover, the family of a victim can recover financial aid on account of all the damage they now face due to losing a beloved family member.

Some examples of damages which can be claimed in a wrongful death suit include:

  • Hospital bills and medical costs that resulted from the fatal incident
  • Loss of income, salary, and wages that the victim had been earning for the family and can no longer provide
  • Costs resulting from the victim’s funeral, cremation, burial, and memorial services
  • Critical services rendered by the victim, such as health insurance, homecare, or childcare
  • A decrease of assets, benefits, or inheritance that would have been left by the victim
  • Children’s loss of guidance or mentorship from their deceased parent

Who Is Able to File for a Wrongful Death Claim?

Usually in the state of New York, the people who are legally allowed to file a claim for a wrongful death lawsuit include spouses, children, parents, or designated legal representatives of the deceased person’s estate. On rare occasions when none of these individuals are alive or able to file the claim, then it is sometimes an option for the victim’s siblings or other relatives to seek a lawsuit instead. Since individual circumstances can be extremely variable, it is important to get counsel from a dependable, knowledgeable attorney.

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in New York is two years from the date of your loved one’s passing. This means you have only two years to file a claim or you will most likely lose your right to file and recover compensation. It's important to note that the date of your loved one's injury that led to their passing may be different than the date on which they passed and may change the time limit you have to file a wrongful death claim. Exceptions to this statute of limitations exist that can change the amount of time you have to file. Contact Michael J. Prisco today to speak to an attorney about your case.

Powerful Advocacy for Families in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When you and your family have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence and carelessness, it is critical to know that you are not alone in this fight. Michael J. Prisco is an empathetic attorney who is dedicated to supporting families throughout this grievous time. Even though money cannot compare to having your loved one alive and well, monetary compensation can at least relieve you from dealing with financial hardships.

Call Michael J. Prisco’s office today at (718) 795-2665 or contact him online to have all your questions answered regarding wrongful death claims.

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    “He provided professionalism, advice and determination in resolving my case and getting me a financial settlement that I did not think was possible. He was fair and never wavered in his integrity to do what was right by me. I highly recommend him.”

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    “It was evident that my best interest was in mind. Michael diligently investigated and was able to uncover facts and misrepresentation. I'm thankful that Michael gave my situation such precedence. Michael is honest, prudent and detailed.”

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