Queens Wrongful Death Attorneys
Experienced New York Wrongful Death Lawyers Helping Victims Recover The Compensation They Need To Move Past Their Loss
Losing a loved one is always a devastating experience, but the trauma is intensified exponentially when that death is due to the negligence of others, especially in cases where it could have been avoided. Whether the incident is related to a car accident, medical malpractice, a slip and fall, or other causes, it’s normal to feel anger toward the person or people at fault.
While you cannot bring back your loved one, there is something you can do to get justice and reparation for your loss. You can hire qualified wrongful death attorneys to help you pursue compensation with a wrongful death claim. The caring and experienced professionals at Shaevitz & Shaevitz Law Offices are ready to guide you through this difficult process and provide you with peace of mind, and we’ve had incredible success recovering settlements in cases like yours.
With the right wrongful death attorneys, you can secure the compensation you need to carry you through the grieving process and alleviate the stress and expense of losing a loved one. The compassionate team at Shaevitz & Shaevitz will aggressively fight for compensation on your behalf so you have the time and space needed to mourn the untimely loss of your loved one.
Why Do You Need Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys?
When a loved one dies unexpectedly, the grief can be enough to stop you in your tracks. Unfortunately, the world keeps turning, even when all you want to do is stop and be still for a while. You still have bills to pay, and unless your loved one left money for end-of-life expenses, you may also find yourself facing significant funerary costs, and potentially, medical bills that are now your responsibility.
This can be a lot of stress and uncertainty to cope with when your heart is broken and you’re at your physical, mental, and emotional limit. This is why you need the expert services of the caring team at Shaevitz & Shaevitz. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to investigate the incident, determine who is at fault, find needed experts support your wrongful death claim, and pursue the compensation you’re due.
The last thing you need to worry about is mounting bills or a loss of household income when you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one. Leave the heavy lifting to our qualified attorneys. We’ll minimize your stress, so you can focus on taking the time you need to grieve.
What Are Some Common Causes of Wrongful Death?
Sometimes people die and it’s nobody’s fault. Cars slip on ice and collisions occur. Surgeries have risk factors that could result in death. That said, there are also times when someone is to blame, through negligence or willful intent to cause harm. When this occurs, you need experienced wrongful death attorneys to help you hold the people responsible accountable. Some of the most common causes of wrongful death include:
- Car accidents, involving cars, trucks, cyclists, pedestrians, and so on
- Medical malpractice or medical negligence
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bite attacks
- Accidents in the workplace
- and more
If you suspect that your loved one was the victim of wrongful death, don’t hesitate to seek compensation with the help of the qualified attorneys at Shaevitz & Shaevitz. We have a proven track record of financial recovery in cases like yours, and if there’s no recovery, you pay no fees.
How Do You File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The first thing you need to know is if you’re eligible to file a wrongful death claim and receive compensation for the loss of your loved one. In the state of New York, only the executor of the estate (the personal representative of the deceased) may file a wrongful death claim, but they do so on behalf of spouses, children, or parents of the deceased, who will become the beneficiaries in the event of a settlement.
When you file a wrongful death claim, you stand to recover compensation related to certain expenses and economic losses, including:
- Medical bills related to the incident, incurred before your loved on died
- Funerary costs
- Burial or cremation costs
- Loss of anticipated wages, as well as work benefits
- Loss of inheritance
You should also know that the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is fairly short. While most personal liability cases allow for a three-year window to file a claim, you only have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While it can be hard to muster the energy to fight a legal battle in the wake of such significant loss, it’s best to consult with the wrongful death attorneys at Shaevitz & Shaevitz as soon as possible so we can get the ball rolling on your case and you can rest easy knowing it will be handled in a timely manner.
How Do You Determine Liability for Wrongful Death?
One of the things an experienced wrongful death lawyer will do for you is help to ascertain who is responsible for the death, whether it’s another driver in a car accident, a medical provider in a medical malpractice case, a property owner in a slip and fall accident, or a pet owner in the case of a dog attack, just for example. In some cases, the liability is shared by multiple people.
Those responsible may try to place the blame on the deceased in order to avoid liability and payment. It may even be determined that your deceased loved one bears some responsibility. However, this doesn’t mean you have no claim for wrongful death.
The state of New York observes comparative negligence, which means that blame for incidents can be shared and it can affect the level of liability each person at fault is assigned. Even if your loved one is held partially responsible, others may still be on the hook for compensation, albeit a smaller percentage.
This just means that you may recover less compensation, but it doesn’t mean you should give up on seeking the compensation you’re due. Our expert team can help you to build the best case possible and make sure that those who are responsible are held accountable.
Schedule a Free Consultation With The Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys at Shaevitz & Shaevitz
Loss is never easy, but the pain of losing a loved one too soon can feel unendurable. In addition to your grief, you are likely plagued by questions about why and how such a thing could occur. When you find out someone else is to blame, you may be understandably angry, especially if the death was preventable.
The qualified professionals at Shaevitz & Shaevitz are here to help. We’ll not only help you to hold the responsible party or parties accountable for their negligence, but we’ll fight hard to secure the compensation you need to pay medical and funerary costs, and make up for lost wages, benefits, and/or inheritance. When you need wrongful death attorneys you can trust to put your interests first and face insurance companies head-on, the experts at Shaevitz & Shaevitz are on your side.
Shaevitz & Shaevitz Law Offices has 65 years of experience dealing with wrongful death lawsuits, and we’re committed to ensuring successful outcomes for surviving family members. Contact us today at 718-291-3400 or 718-LAW-SUIT to schedule a free consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.