A wrongful death claim is one that is brought against someone who causes the death of another either through negligence or intentional harm. A wrongful death claim is brought by the estate of the deceased person against the responsible party. Wrongful death claims can arise out of numerous accident types including automobile accidents, construction site accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice and defective products.
Damages that can be recoverable in a wrongful death cases include:
- Pre death pain and suffering of the deceased person
- Pre death medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Value of the services lost by the decedent’s death
- Loss of the decedent’s expected income
- Loss of care, guidance and nurturing that the deceased would have provided
- Loss of consortium
It is important to contact Bournazos & Matarangas PLLC right away if someone you love died a wrongful death. A wrongful death case requires a prompt early investigation and strategy. Our team will vigorously prosecute your case allowing you the time necessary to grieve your loss.
Whether you have a new case or an existing case that you would like reviewed, call us toll-free at (866) LAW-0100. Click here to contact our New York wrongful death attorneys.