Steps To Take After A Fatal New York Accident

When a person dies as a result of an accident it is a tragedy. It happens suddenly, leaving the family members behind to pick up the pieces. The grieving process can extend to months, but it is important to seek legal counsel because the time to hold a responsible party is limited.

I am Michael J. Gaffney, Attorney at Law, and my Staten Island law firm represents residents of New York and New Jersey during some of the most difficult times in their lives. With over 30 years of legal experience handling wrongful death claims, I provide straightforward and practical advice.

Wrongful death claims do more than hold negligent parties accountable. They ensure that the family left behind will have needed resources to continue on. Call 347-286-1937 to schedule a free consultation to learn more.

If a loved one suffered a fatal injury in an accident, there are many steps that must be followed to obtain fair compensation.

Grieve First And Then Takes These Steps

First, an estate must be established with the Surrogate's Court. Then a lawsuit must be instituted against the persons responsible for the accident. The amount of money the survivors are entitled to is a combination of the pain and suffering the decedent suffered before their death and compensation for the survivors who were dependent on the decedent for support.

To prove damages, an expert in emergency room medicine and an economist must be used.

Hold A Negligent Parties Accountable — Contact Me Today

Based on the details of your case, my office can explain the specific details of the process to pursue a wrongful death case in New York and New Jersey.

Email or call me at 347-286-1937 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Staten Island wrongful death lawyer. In addition to Staten Island, I also represent individuals throughout the New York City area as well as clients in New Jersey.