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We Fight For You In Wrongful Death Claims

The agony of losing a beloved family member to an untimely, wrongful death is unmatched. Following the devastation of this kind of incident, attempting to make a lawsuit for wrongful death may be the last thing on your mind. But your emotional turmoil does not stop bills for funeral expenses and medical treatment from coming.

At MJP Injury Law, we’re here to take a step in to help you during this overwhelming time. We’re compassionate to the people in New York who come to us. And we’re tough on the liable parties as we pursue the compensation you deserve. Make no mistake: with the loss you suffered, you are in need of serious financial assistance. We’re here to help you get it.

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 in assets, benefits, or inheritance that would have been left by the victim
  • Children’s loss of guidance or mentorship from their deceased parent

It’s nearly impossible to calculate the pain of a loss, but the law looks at the above factors as a way to make things right.

Who Can 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, 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 injury 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.

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. Our attorneys are empathetic and 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 our office today at 718-557-9693 or contact us online to have all your questions regarding wrongful death claims answered.