Brooklyn Wrongful Death Attorney
A wrongful death claim may be brought by survivors when negligence, carelessness, or a purposeful act caused the loss of the family member’s life. Needless to say, no amount of money can compensate for the emotional loss a loved one; however, losing a family member can cause significant financial hardship. A Brooklyn wrongful death attorney will help you obtain as much compensation as possible. We are even able to visit you in the comfort of your home, at the hospital, or at your work if you prefer.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
A close family member—usually the surviving spouse or children—most often files a wrongful death claim. The circumstances under which such a claim is brought generally fall into four categories:
- Personal Injury Accident Leading to Fatality: The majority of such wrongful deaths cases are related to motor vehicle accidents. However, accidents on the job, slip and falls, trips and falls, smoke inhalation, fires, train crashes, and other kinds of personal injury accidents fall under this category as well. Our Brooklyn wrongful death attorneys in one case helped a Long Island family obtain $1,100,000 for the death of a loved one in a motor vehicle accident.
- Medical Malpractice: Among the many forms of medical malpractice are misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, errors during surgery, birth injuries, and the prescribing of incorrect medication or dosage. One of our clients recovered $3,900,000 in a malpractice claim in which the wrong type of anesthesia was administered.
- Defective Drugs/Products: When either the design or manufacture of a product or drug leads to an individual’s death, a claim for wrongful death may be pursued.
- Wrongful Death from Criminal Act: Such an action is brought when negligence leads to a criminal act that caused the victim’s death. For instance, if an employer hires a worker without fully investigating his violent background, and then another person is killed by that individual, a wrongful death claim may be brought against the employer. Or when a building owner (landlord) doesn’t provide adequate door or window locks, etc., and someone is killed, a wrongful death case can be brought.
A Brooklyn wrongful death attorney with our firm can help survivors receive both economic and non-economic compensatory damages. Economic damages include medical and funeral expenses, as well as loss of income the decedent would have made had he lived.
Non-economic damages include loss of parental guidance, punitive damages, pain and suffering, etc. Each state has its own statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim. Therefore, if you wish to file a claim it is important to contact a Brooklyn wrongful death attorney as soon as possible, who can help you or may be able to provide recommendation to other lawyers in other states.
Call Us for Help
If your loved one has died wrongfully, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). Our firm has handled many wrongful death cases since our founding in 1971. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
Other phone numbers for us are:
1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800- LAS-LEYES
Please visit us at Work4YouLaw.com