Damages you can recover in a New York wrongful death claim

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2022 | Injuries

Did someone in your family pass away due to the negligence of another party? If so, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. 

In New York, a personal representative of the deceased person can file this claim for the benefit of their estate or beneficiaries. If the claim is successful, some of the damages that can be recovered are found here. 

Emotional trauma

Compensation for mental trauma can be recovered in a wrongful death claim. This includes the sorrow and mental anguish experienced by those that the deceased person left behind. It also covers things like the loss of the deceased’s guidance, comfort and companionship.

Lost income

If you lose someone who financially supported you, it’s possible to recover the income they would have received if they were still living. Other benefits that the person would have provided can also be provided in these damages. 

Funeral costs

The costs of the funeral can be compensated with a wrongful death claim. Even in cases where the deceased party had an insurance policy, it’s still possible to receive damages for the costs of these services. 

Receiving the deserved benefits in a wrongful death claim

If you lose someone you love due to another party’s negligence or wrongful act, you have rights. Recovering compensation is one of these rights. It’s a good idea to learn about your legal options to help with this claim to ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled to in these situations.