New York Wrongful Death Lawyers

Fighting For Surviving Family Members In New York Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death occurs when the victim's death comes about due to another party's negligence. Surviving family members have a right to be fully compensated for the personal and material losses they suffer as a result of their loved one's passing. This is a painful and emotional time for you and your family, and the assistance of an experienced attorney can help to ensure that your interests are protected.

At Edelman & Edelman, P.C., our wrongful death attorneys represent families throughout New York City who have lost a loved one at the hands of another. We know that the last thing you need during this difficult time is to navigate complex legal issues. We will be there with you at every step, diligently working to see that you receive the full measure of compensation available for your claim.

Helping You Through A Difficult Time

It is a sad truth that insurance companies will attempt to minimize the amount of money they have to pay in every claim. This includes clear-cut cases where an individual's death is the responsibility of one of its insureds. We want you to be able to take the time you need to take care of yourself and your family during this difficult time. We will handle all of the legal issues for you and help you through this process in the most pain-free manner possible.

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim, you may be able to seek the following types of damages:

Economic damages:

  • Medical costs
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of future retirement benefits
  • Loss of future inheritance

Non-economic damages:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of guidance and support
  • Loss of protection and care

New York Survivorship Actions

The survivorship action is brought on behalf of your loved one's estate. The primary purpose of the survivorship action is to seek compensation for your loved one's pain and suffering prior to his or her passing. It is the personal injury claim your loved one could have filed had he or she survived the accident. We will review your claim and determine whether it would be appropriate to pursue a survivorship claim.

Seeking Punitive Damages In A Wrongful Death Claim

In some wrongful death cases, it may be possible to seek punitive damages. These are additional damages that are intended to punish the negligent party for the conduct that led to your loved one's death. Punitive damages are extremely rare, but can be awarded in cases where the conduct was especially malicious. We also review each case to determine if punitive damages may be available.

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Discuss Your Fatal Accident Claim With One Of Our Lawyers

Our wrongful death lawyers invite you to contact our New York City personal injury office to discuss your case in more detail. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get your questions answered and learn more about your rights. Please call 212-235-1197 or contact us via email to schedule an appointment.