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 family members behind to pick up the pieces. Grieving can last for months, but it is important to seek legal counsel right away because the time to hold a responsible party is limited.
At Michael J. Gaffney Law Firm, I represent residents of New York and New Jersey during some of the most difficult times in their lives. With over 40 years of legal experience handling wrongful death claims, I provide straightforward and practical advice. Call 347-286-1937 to schedule a free consultation to learn more.
As You Grieve, I Will Help You With The Legal Process
Wrongful death claims do more than hold negligent parties accountable. They ensure that the family left behind will have the needed resources to continue on.
If a loved one suffered a fatal injury in an accident, many steps must be followed to obtain fair compensation. First, an estate must be established with the Surrogate’s Court. Then, a lawsuit must be instituted against those responsible for the accident.
To prove damages, an expert in emergency room medicine and an economist must be consulted. The amount of money survivors are entitled to depends on both the decedent’s pain and suffering before death and the needs of survivors who were dependent on the decedent for support. Based on the details of your case, my office can explain the specifics of the process to pursue a wrongful death case in New York and New Jersey.
Hold Negligent Parties Accountable – Contact Me Today
Email my office or call me at 347-286-1937 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced wrongful death lawyer. In addition to Staten Island, I represent individuals throughout the New York City area as well as in New Jersey.