Bronx Wrongful Death Lawyers
If your loved one has died as a result of another person’s careless or senseless act, you may be able to recover compensation on behalf of him or her. In the State of New York, individuals may be able to receive this compensation by way of a timely wrongful death claim.
The experienced Bronx wrongful death lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman
Have represented countless estates in wrongful death cases brought on behalf of deceased loved ones. Give us a call today or contact us online to find out how we may be able to assist you with filing a wrongful death claim for you.
How Wrongful Death Claims Arise
Wrongful death claims arise when someone is killed as a direct result of another person’s negligence. This negligence can take a variety of forms. For instance, a wrongful death claim might arise out of medical malpractice, injuries sustained on the job, and motor vehicle collisions. Our skilled legal team can help determine if you might be eligible to file a wrongful death claim under your given set of facts.
Filing a Claim
In the State of New York, the only family member who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim is one who has also been named the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Although only the personal representative can file for wrongful death, he or she may still recover damages for the benefit of any of the decedent’s heirs or beneficiaries.
Available Compensation in a Bronx Wrongful Death Case
Compensation in a Bronx wrongful death claim may take several different forms. In some instances, the insurance company will offer an acceptable amount of money to settle the wrongful death claim. In other instances, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate may need to take the case to court to have a judge or jury decide what if any damages may be awarded. Potential damages in a wrongful death case can include:
Damages for pain and suffering, measured from the time the decedent begins his or her final injury or illness
Funeral expenses and burial expenses
Loss of financial support as a result of the decedent’s untimely death
The amount of any inheritance which the decedent’s surviving children may have lost as a result of the decedent’s death
The monetary value of parental nurturing, care, and guidance to all of the decedent’s children who are still alive at the time of death
The reasonable value of medical and healthcare costs, including nursing home costs, which the decedent incurred up until the time of his or her death
Contact a Bronx Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful death laws in the State of New York can be difficult to comprehend, and there are several loopholes. If you are contemplating filing a wrongful death claim, you should have an experienced Bronx wrongful death lawyer on your side at all times.
At Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, our knowledgeable legal team has more than 80 years of experience filing wrongful death claims. Call us today to find out how we might be able to assist. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a Bronx wrongful death lawyer, please call us at (917) 268-0344, or contact us online today.