A wrongful death attorney in Brooklyn from Shayne, Dachs, Sauer & Dachs, LLP can help individuals who are suffering from a loss. A wrongful death can result from wrongdoing or negligence in New York. A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that seeks damages from the persons that caused this death. With over 60 years of experience, we understand how serious this legal process is and can help protect you and your family’s rights until the end of the lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits in Brooklyn, New York can be a result of a car accident, truck accident, product liability, or even medical malpractice
New York Wrongful Death Laws
In New York, a wrongful death claim can be brought on behalf of any surviving family member. New York requires proof of five things for a wrongful death claim, a death, which is caused by the wrongful conduct of the defendant named, this wrongful conduct gave rise to a cause of action that could be pursued in court if the deceased hadn’t passed away, survival by at least one family member, and damages that the estate can recover as a result of the death.
The personal representative of the estate is responsible for filing this wrongful death claim. A family member cannot bring a wrongful death claim to court unless they are this named person. If damages are awarded, this person is responsible for paying the estate. Some damages that can be recovered include loss of companionship, funeral or burial expenses, pain and suffering, loss of medical benefits or pension, and much more.
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A Brooklyn wrongful death attorney can help you to navigate the oftentimes complicated legal process. Our team of experienced attorneys is well versed in all New York wrongful death laws. To learn more and to schedule a free legal consultation today, call our law office at (866) 351-8524. The law firm of Shayne, Dachs, Sauer & Dachs, LLP targets the city of New York, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Nassau County, Kings County and Suffolk County.