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Wrongful Death Claims in New York | What You Should Know

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If your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence, please read on, then contact an experienced New York City and Westchester County wrongful death lawyer to learn what you should know about wrongful death claims in New York.

How do you know if you have a valid wrongful death claim in New York?

First of all, one should know who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in the Empire State. Those eligible are the decedent’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Personal estate representative

So long as you meet those qualifications, you may file suit for the following:

  • The death of a person
  • 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

What can you fight for in a wrongful death claim in New York?

It should go without saying that only survivors or the estate can receive monetary awards to compensate for economic damages resulting from the death. Such entities 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.

How can a Westchester County personal injury attorney help you?

Having a competent legal professional working on your behalf can make all the difference in the success or failure of your effort to recover damages. He or she will help you collect, compile and present the evidence needed to prove 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 photos and/or videos of the accident scene. No matter the strength of your case, precious few defendants will admit to their negligent or wrongful conduct and hand over the damages that they owe to the families of their victims. That is where a seasoned 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 handle the paperwork. Please give us a call today.


Baez Legal Group handles a wide array of injury claims, including those sustained in auto accidents, slip & falls, and construction and other workplace accidents. We also help those hurt because of defective products, acts of medical malpractice, and the families of wrongful death victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.