Trusted Wrongful Death Attorney in New York and Florida
The loss of a loved one is never easy for surviving members of a family. When the death comes about suddenly and without warning, as occurs with car accidents or drownings, its effect on the family can be devastating. If you suffered a tragic loss caused by the negligence or intentional conduct of another party, the last thing you may be thinking about is suing for damages. We understand how you feel, but losing the financial contributions made by your loved one creates a burden that a wrongful death claim can ease.
The Carrion Firm, PLLC, helps families in New York and Florida by recovering compensation through wrongful death claims that hold the party responsible for the death of your loved one accountable. Speaking with one of our compassionate and caring wrongful death attorneys provides the legal advice and skilled representation you need to get through this difficult time. We give you the chance to focus on grieving knowing that our outstanding personal injury attorney is aggressively pursuing the justice and compensation your family deserves.
How does a wrongful death claim work?
When the negligence, intentional conduct or reckless behavior of another person or entity results in a death, the surviving family members may bring legal action against the responsible party. The wrongful death claim seeks compensation that may include the following:
- Loss of financial support provided by the deceased, including future financial contributions and services the deceased can no longer provide.
- Loss of the love, comfort, affection, protection and companionship of the deceased.
- Pain and suffering endured due to the loss of the deceased.
- Medical and funeral expenses.
Wrongful death statutes differ from one state to another, but the claim for damages usually is brought on behalf of the surviving spouse and children of the deceased. Depending upon the surviving family members, parents, grandchildren, siblings and others may also be entitled to share in the compensation awarded in a wrongful death claim.
Making the party responsible for your loss pay damages
A wrongful death claim may be filed whenever the negligent, reckless or deliberate conduct of another party results in a death. Some types of conduct, such as an assault, may result in criminal charges brought by the state against the wrongdoer. The family of the victim has the right to pursue a wrongful death claim independent of the criminal case.
Common situations under which a wrongful death claim may arise include the following:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
- Bus and public transit accidents
- Construction and workplace accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents and other premises liability cases
- Product liability claims
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Drowning accidents
Whether the circumstances under which a person dies prove it was caused by the fault of another party may not be clear. It may take a thorough investigation and analysis of the evidence by an experienced attorney to determine if a wrongful death claim exists.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation
The personal injury lawyers at New York and Florida offices of The Carrion Firm, PLLC, want to help you and your family make during this difficult time. We offer a free consultation and wrongful death claim evaluation to offer answers to the many questions you have about justice and compensation following the loss of a loved one. Contact us today.