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How Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York?

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Our firm recognizes the devastation a family faces when they lose a loved one due to wrongful death. Continue reading and reach out to our firm today to speak with a dedicated and experienced New York City & Westchester County wrongful death lawyer. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you and your loved one obtain the justice he or she deserves.

Am I eligible to file a wrongful death claim in New York?

It is important to recognize that not just anyone is able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Those eligible are the decedent’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Personal estate representative

If you have met any of the following qualifications, you may file a claim for:

  • The death of an individual
  • Wrongful conduct or negligence of another resulting in death
  • The wrongful conduct and/or negligence would have resulted in serious injuries even if the victim had not died
  • You or a loved one is a survivor who has suffered specific damages due to the death

Can I recover compensation from the wrongful death of a loved one?

As expected, only survivors or the estate can obtain monetary compensation to repay for economic damages resulting from the death. These individuals can recover a variety of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, including the following:

  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of support
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burials costs
  • Pain and suffering damages

If you lost a loved one to another person’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you should reach out to a skilled New York City and Westchester County personal injury attorney to discuss your next steps.

Why should you hire an attorney for your wrongful death claim?

With a competent legal professional on your side, you can expect success when looking to recover damages. He or she will help you gather, assemble and present the evidence required to establish your case in court. This evidence will come in the form of medical records related to the accident, statements from any and all witnesses to the accident, a copy of the police report, and any pictures and/or videos of the accident scene. No matter the power of your case, few defendants will confess to their negligent or wrongful conduct and hand over the damages that they owe to the families of their victims. Because of this, you will need a skilled legal representative comes in. He or she will preserve your rights and fight to hold the defendant accountable. This process can be time-consuming and complicated, so let us manage the paperwork. Do not wait to give us a call today.


Baez Legal Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including those sustained in auto accidents, slip & falls, and more. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.