Wrongful Death

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Brooklyn Wrongful Death Lawyers

Securing Compensation for Wrongful Death in Brooklyn and Beyond

Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices represents families who have suffered the untimely loss of a family member in a preventable accident. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, families may be able to recover compensation from the responsible party. While no amount of money can ever make a situation such as this right, it can help offset the cost of unexpected medical expenses and funeral and burial costs.

We understand how difficult this time is for you and your family and want you to know that we are here to help in any way possible. We invite you to contact our firm to set up a free evaluation of your case to talk about your legal options.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in New York

When someone passes away before their time, it is always tragic. However, there are specific definitions that must be applied when determining if an accidental or unexpected death was really a “wrongful death.” In New York, wrongful death is defined as death that has been caused by a wrongful or neglectful act of another person that could have been answered with a personal injury claim had the victim survived. Because the victim did not survive, certain parties close to the deceased can pursue a wrongful death claim instead.

Eligibility to File a Wrongful Death Claim in NY

When a loved one dies in New York as a result of another person’s wrongful action (or inaction), certain people have the right to seek compensation in what is essentially a personal injury lawsuit on the deceased person’s behalf.

According to New York statute, the personal representative of the decedent's estate may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of:

  • A spouse of the decedent
  • A parent of the decedent
  • A child of the decedent
  • Other named beneficiaries of the decedent

This individual, the person named as representative of the estate, is the only one who can file a wrongful death claim. They are filing, however, to seek damages for losses suffered by the beneficiaries and heirs of the decedent. Generally, siblings and cousins of a decedent also have the right to pursue a wrongful death case in New York, unless they have also been named as the guardian or personal representative of the decedent.

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What Types of Damages are Recoverable in Wrongful Death Lawsuits?

Wrongful death claims typically seek the following damages:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased
  • The victim’s future earning and benefits
  • Lost inheritance
  • Mental anguish
  • Possible punitive damages

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