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Wrongful Death Representation In New York

It is always hard to lose a loved one. When that loved one dies as a result of someone else’s mistakes, however, the loss becomes exceptionally tragic and painful.

For more than half a century, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Polizzotto & Polizzotto, LLC, have been advocating for our clients who have suffered serious losses at the hands of others. We are a family-owned firm with an extensive history serving the needs of clients throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Manhattan and the Bronx.

What Leads To A Wrongful Death?

In legal terms, a wrongful death is any death that results from someone else’s negligent, reckless or deliberate actions. Wrongful death claims can arise from any accidental death from various personal injury circumstances such as:

  • Car crashes
  • Uber/Lyft accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Defective drugs

Wrongful death claims in New York can generally be brought by the deceased’s immediate family members, including surviving spouses, children and parents. A lawsuit may also be brought by a representative of the deceased’s estate.

What Damages Can You Recover In A Wrongful Death Claim?

No amount of compensation will bring your loved one back, but damages can help you recover from the economic and noneconomic losses that you’ve suffered as a result of their untimely death. Common damages include:

  • Medical bills related to the deceased’s injuries
  • The cost of their funeral and burial
  • The lost income they would have provided their family
  • The value of their lost services, such as child care

Survivors may also be entitled to compensation for their emotional suffering and grief, as well as the loss of their loved one’s guidance, companionship and support.

Talk To Us About Your Wrongful Death Claim

If your loved one died from another party’s mistakes, the wrongful death attorneys at Polizzotto & Polizzotto want to hear from you. Let us evaluate your claim and fight for the justice your loved one deserves. We hold wrongdoers accountable. Call us at 718-213-4861 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.