It is an unfortunate part of life that accidents can and will happen without warning. That is what can often make life a bit frightening, but it is all the more worth living life to the fullest every day.
In New York, the possibility of a serious accident or other major incident is always present, and those victims who are involved in an accident should fight for justice and compensation when the event is caused by another person’s negligence.
Unexpected incidents such as auto accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, product malfunctions, and many other types of collisions and events can have severe, devastating, and life-altering effects on those involved. Some can even be fatal in certain circumstances.
For some accident victims, the results are serious medical issues that may require further treatments, physical therapy, the use of medical devices such as a wheelchair or crutches, and plenty of rest. Recovery may be quite a long process, but there is hope at the end of the tunnel for accident victims who have sustained injuries. While the journey may not be an easy one, the possibility of restored life and normalcy is there.
Other accident victims may not be so lucky, and the circumstances of the incident result in the untimely and wrongful death of someone involved. These are the types of incidents that everyone dreads and certainly hopes they or their loved ones will never be involved in them.
Sometimes it is caused by a physician who failed to diagnose cancer, and other times it is the result of a major collision with a semi-tractor trailer on the freeway. Whatever the situation may be, it is essential that the families of the victims of a wrongful death claim seek legal representation and advice from wrongful death attorneys in New York City such as ours at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C.
The loss of the life of a loved one is a sad moment for the surviving family members. When a person’s life is taken wrongfully, the emotional trauma can be devastating and accompanied by a financial impact. Medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and income, and a loss of a variety of other valuable things affects the family long after their loved one has passed away.
This is why our wrongful death lawyers at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C., are fully committed to helping people reach a favorable settlement with their wrongful death lawsuits. If someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness has resulted in the loss of a loved one, the family of that individual should seek out a wrongful death attorney such as our law firm to file a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death is a specific type of personal injury wherein the family of an individual who was killed in an accident or other unfortunate circumstance caused by someone else’s recklessness, negligence, or careless disregard for human life can fight for compensation for their losses.
The process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit hinges on the fact that the accident would have resulted in a serious personal injury had the individual lived through the incident. It must also be proven that the accident was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness.
There are a variety of different accidents that can lead to a wrongful death lawsuit, and it takes the experience and expertise of a skilled wrongful death lawyer to properly file, investigate, and litigate the wrongful death case.
For example, in a medical malpractice case that led to the wrongful death of the patient, the personal injury attorney representing the family of the deceased would have quite extensive work to do in order to properly work through the wrongful death lawsuit.
At Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C., our wrongful death lawyers would examine the medical records, call upon the expertise of other medical professionals to determine what the standard of care would have been given the situation and who all can be blamed for the outcome, and build a strong case against the doctors, nurses, hospital employees, and anyone else involved in the case.
Although it is possible for the family of a lost loved one to file their own wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party, it is not advisable. The amount of work to be done and the specific, complex laws governing a wrongful death suit are generally outside of the scope of those who have not been legally trained for the situation.
It is also important to remember that New York state law sets a statute of limitations at 2 years from the date of your loved one’s death to file the wrongful death claim, so be sure to find an experienced wrongful death attorney within that window.
There are a million different scenarios in which a wrongful death may occur as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Most wrongful death claims, though, can be grouped into the same general categories as personal injury cases.
The types of incidents in which wrongful death occurs include:
Wrongful death law can be very complex and challenging for those who are not well-versed in it as a legal practice area, so it is important that a family member of a deceased loved one contacts an experienced wrongful death lawyer in New York City following a fatal accident.
Our New York wrongful death attorneys at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. are here to help families recover compensation for the loss of their loved ones.
After a fatal accident or another incident that led to the wrongful death of a loved one, the last thing that most people will want to think about is money. The emotional turmoil caused by the untimely and unexpected loss is painful and nearly impossible to deal with. However, the horrible reality is that there will be bills and expenses following the death of the loved one that will need to be handled.
If your deceased loved one had been in the hospital prior to his death, you will still be responsible for paying any medical bills that may have accrued in the course of his treatment. Hopefully, many of these medical expenses will be covered by insurance, but there may be that are not completely paid for. As we all know, medical expenses can be quite costly (especially if there is no help from insurance), so this can be devastating for a family who is not prepared to pay these bills.
Additionally, funeral arrangements must be made and paid for, if the deceased had not already pre-arranged for the funeral (this should be laid out in a will). Both burial and cremation are quite expensive, and unexpected funeral costs can be very financially burdensome on a loved one’s family.
Finally, the issue of lost wages and loss of income can have catastrophic consequences on the family of the deceased. This is especially true if the deceased loved one is the sole provider for the family. Without the income made by the deceased prior to the accident, a family may experience serious financial stress, even bankruptcy.
For all of these reasons and others that may be specific to a particular individual’s case, it is important for the accident victim and their family to consult with and enlist the legal representation of an experienced New York wrongful death attorney.
From a technical, legal standpoint, it is only the wrongful death victim’s personal representative who can actually file a wrongful death claim in the state of New York. However, this representative can do the filing on behalf of the victim’s direct beneficiaries, who are usually the family, next of kin, or others connected to the deceased.
The process to file a wrongful death claim can be complicated, and the complete wrongful death lawsuit may take a great deal of energy, time, and patience to pursue fully.
Filing for a wrongful death claim may seem difficult but the New York wrongful death lawyers at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. make the process less burdensome. Our law firm will represent you and your family’s best interests throughout the case, and through the development of a solid attorney-client relationship, you will feel confident that we can help you get the compensation you need to lessen the financial impact of your loved one’s untimely death.
When you hire a New York wrongful death lawyer such as ours at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C., you can trust in our experience, expertise, and knowledge of the New York legal system as it pertains to personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our team has helped a wide variety of people recover compensation in wrongful death lawsuits.
These individuals include:
All wrongful death cases are different, and our New York wrongful death attorneys at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. are here to investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s death to ensure the best possible outcome.
As we have said, there are many reasons to file a wrongful death claim even though the potential monetary compensation will never be able to bring your loved one back. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the primary objective is not to demonstrate what your loved one’s life was worth. That would be horrible! The main idea is to help your family be able to recover and move on financially from the awful burden that your loved one’s death put on you and your family.
Everyone knows that money will never and can never replace a loved one, but monetary compensation can help to pay for the expenses associated with the circumstances of the wrongful death.
In a wrongful death claim, you and your family (represented by an experienced New York wrongful death lawyer) may be eligible to fight for compensation in the following forms:
When your loved one has been involved in a fatal accident, medical malpractice, or another life-altering incident that results in his or her death, you and your family deserve to seek compensation for your losses.
Relieving the financial burden created by the negligent party’s reckless behavior is the primary goal of wrongful death claims. They also work to demonstrate that negligence and carelessness will not be tolerated.
When it comes to a personal injury claim that involves the death of the victim, it is integral that the family of the deceased person contacts a lawyer. The legal process for filing a wrongful death action is complicated and involves a number of different deadlines for the filing of paperwork. There may also be a criminal hearing involved (depending on the circumstances), so that timeline will have to be taken into account as well.
Hiring a great law firm to handle your wrongful death claim is going to be essential to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation you need under New York law. At Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C., our legal team will discuss your case with you during a free consultation and determine if and how the law applies to your situation.
Once the claim is determined to be eligible under New York law, then it is time to begin the specific aspects of investigating the case and gathering the right paperwork. An attorney will be able to access documentation such as death certificates, medical records, police records, and others much more easily than you could on your own.
An experienced law firm will also understand very clearly how the laws apply to your situation and be able to have a reasonable legal conversation with the representation of the defendant. This may be another lawyer, insurance company, or any other interested party.
There will likely be discussions about compensation and settlement offers, depending on the strength of your case. Sometimes, the opposing side will offer a reasonable settlement and the case can be settled out of court. Other times, though, the defense will not offer anything reasonable, so the action will be taken to court to fight for financial support.
With all of these actions happening around you, it would be difficult for you to focus on the important aspects of your life at the moment. You should be able to grieve your loss and bond with your family in your time of loss and grief. If you are trying to make a settlement or demonstrate your family’s need to the court, you may not be able to process your loss. This can cause even more significant damage to your mental and emotional health.
For all of these reasons, it is best to allow an experienced wrongful death attorney to handle your claim and fight for the financial compensation you and your family deserve after the loss of a loved one in New York City. Our attorneys at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. can help you fight for that compensation while you focus on grieving and healing.
If your loved one’s death was caused by another person’s negligence or planned action and the finances of your household are impacted, you have valid elements of a wrongful death case. It is highly recommended that you allow an experienced New York state law firm to handle your case to ensure the best possible outcome for your lawsuit. In New York, the firm to rely on and trust is Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C.
At Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C., our attorneys are educated and well-versed in evaluating wrongful death cases. Our personal injury lawyers guide you in the fight for justice enabling your family to move on with less stress. We have vast experience and expertise in this practice area, and we are determined to get the best outcome for your claim. Our lawyers care about our clients and their families.
We understand the challenging time you are going through, and we want to do our part to provide you a small amount of relief after such as negligent act took the life of your loved one.
If you and your family are searching for a law firm with integrity, experience, and determination, look no further than Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. Our team goes above and beyond for your family because we know that the financial compensation you could be awarded is essential in helping your family move forward with your lives after your loss.
If you live in the neighborhoods of Queens or Nassau County we can help with your wrongful death claim. Contact the New York wrongful death attorneys at Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. to discuss your case in a free consultation and find out if you may be eligible to file a claim.
Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. is happy to offer a free consultation with you and your family to determine if we believe you have a case under New York state law. It will also give you peace of mind knowing that you can talk to legal representation without the concern of having to pay for our services in the initial meeting.
Call us today to find out more about wrongful death cases and to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced personal injury attorneys in New York.
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