According to the National Safety Council, someone passes away from the negligence of another person or company every five minutes in the U.S. While fatal accidents are always devastating, incidents that happen as a result of negligence or irresponsibility are often that much more upsetting because they are almost always preventable. While no amount of monetary compensation can help to relieve the sadness and grief of losing a child, partner or relative, recovering damages from those responsible for the wrongful death may be a helpful place to start to relieve any financial burdens that have been placed on the surviving family members.
While you are likely still processing the loss of a loved one, you may find yourself faced with mounting medical bills from funeral costs and medical expenses pertaining to the incident. Additionally, if you are grieving the loss of a partner or spouse and he or she was the primary wage earner in your family, you may rightfully be concerned about how you will now support yourself and your family. In these instances, it may be in your best interest to contact a New York wrongful death lawyer who can help you seek compensation for:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of love, companionship and society
- Loss of medical coverage, benefits or pension plans
- Loss of an inheritance
- Loss of your loved one’s expected earning
- Loss of the advice, guidance, protection, care, nurturing and training from the victim
- Damages for your pain, suffering and mental anguish
- The value of services and goods that your loved one would have provided
- Funeral or medical expenses
Work with a New York Wrongful Death Lawyer
Contact Attorney Group for New York today if you would like more information about pursuing a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one if he or she passed away as a result of another’s negligence or irresponsibility. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help you seek damages for funeral expenses, loss of consortium and lost income. We can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation, and we can put you in touch with an affiliated New York wrongful death lawyer who can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.