Wrongful Death Lawyer New York City
When the death of a loved one is caused by the negligence or intentional misconduct of a person or institution, it can make it more difficult for the surviving family members to pass through the grieving process. The pain of loss combined with the knowledge that a loved one’s death would have been prevented if a different course of action had been taken by those responsible, can deeply worsen the emotional distress of those left to grieve. Accidents that lead to the wrongful death of a person, that are caused by negligence, medical malpractice, defective products or purposeful wrongdoing, may provide the basis for a wrongful death claim. New York personal injury law provides for the personal representative of a wrongful death victim to bring a legal action for the benefit of the surviving family members against those who may be liable for negligently or intentionally causing the death
A New York wrongful death lawyer can help those who have suffered the unexpected loss of a loved one to recover damages from those responsible for the death. Compensatory damages may include loss of financial support, medical expenses, and funeral costs. Children are also entitled to receive substantial damages for the loss of nurture, care and moral guidance of a parent. Where the decedent was a homemaker or caregiver, the value of those services may also be included as an element of damages. A wrongful death civil lawsuit may also be joined with a claim for the pain and suffering of the decedent, loss of consortium of a spouse, and in some cases, punitive damages. Unfortunately, New York law does not provide compensation for emotional distress and grief of the surviving family members, although these elements of damage are sometimes available under the laws of other states or federal statutes.
Wrongful death attorney Jonathan C. Reiter has represented the families of wrongful death victims in the State of New York and other states such as New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut, as well as foreign countries and territories, including India, China, Canada, Egypt, France, United Kingdom, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
In the event that you have suffered the loss of a loved one, and feel there may be a valid wrongful death case, contacting a qualified personal injury attorney can not only be of benefit by getting fair compensation, but also by obtaining justice for your loved one, which in turn helps to give you and other family members the space needed to grieve and ultimately obtain some measure of emotional closure from this traumatic event.
If someone you love has been the victim of a New York wrongful death, and you would like a free consultation with an experienced New York wrongful death attorney, contact the law firm of New York City injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter today at 1-888-464-1952.