New York Wrongful Death Lawyer Focused on Your Family's Needs
Hard-working, results-driven Manhattan wrongful death law firm cares about your case
New York City wrongful death attorney Jonathan C. Reiter understands what families go through when they lose a loved one in an accident or due to medical malpractice. That's because attorney Reiter has personally worked on numerous cases throughout his legal career.
Wrongful death claims can be extremely complicated and difficult to prove. Part of what makes these cases so complex is we cannot ask the victim what happened. We must piece together the facts based on extensive research and consulting with experts, including qualified specialists in accident reconstruction, pathology and other medical specialties.
And to make matters worse, the person or corporation that caused your loved one's death might deny any wrongdoing. That's not right. That's why we work so hard on wrongful death cases. We believe people should be held accountable for their actions when they cause a personal injury or wrongful death.
What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to the death of a person caused by the negligence, malpractice or intentional misconduct of a person, corporation or governmental entity. New York personal injury law provides for a cause of action for wrongful death by virtue of its wrongful death statute, Section 5-4.1 of the Estates Powers and Trusts Law.
This statute provides that the personal representative of a dead person may bring a lawsuit for the benefit of the surviving family members to recover damages against the persons or entities responsible for the death. The term "personal representative" usually means the administrator or executor of the estate of the decedent that has been appointed by the Surrogate's Court.
Financial costs associated with a wrongful death can add up quickly. You may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Death and funeral expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of benefits (such as pension benefits)
- Pain and suffering of decedent
- Punitive damages which are meant to punish a particularly negligent individual or business whose behavior directly contributed to your loved one's death
What types of wrongful death cases does attorney Reiter handle?
A wrongful death claim can be based upon a wide range of circumstances. Some of the most common wrongful death cases we handle at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC include:
Why should I hire New York wrongful death lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?
New York City wrongful death attorney Jonathan C. Reiter has more than 30 years of experience helping the families of wrongful death victims obtain favorable verdicts and settlements. Our case results truly speak for themselves. We have often secured millions of dollars for families who truly need the money after the loss of a loved one.
How do we consistently obtain such sizable amounts for our clients? Hard work and a comprehensive understanding of the laws and legal system governing wrongful death cases. We fight relentlessly to protect clients' rights. We do not rest until justice is served.
If necessary, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York if we believe that's the best way to resolve your case. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. We're ready and eager to work with you.
Exceptional service from a New York wrongful death lawyer you can trust
You will notice the difference the first time you meet with us. Our attorneys bring a high level of professionalism, dedication and plain old hard work to every case we handle.
We pay attention to clients' needs. Our intense pre-trial preparation leaves nothing unexamined. We're constantly searching for innovative strategies and inventive courtroom techniques designed to win.
Don't wait to take legal action. A delay could affect your ability to recover compensation. Contact us today. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We're ready and eager to meet with you. Solving people's problems drives us to work hard every single day.