Long Island Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a family member can leave you and your loved ones grieving for the losses you’ve suffered. If you’re concerned about getting closure and justice for your loved one, reach out for a Long Island attorney who can give you guidance in the wake of a wrongful death.
Losing a loved one can be one of the most painful experiences you and your family may suffer through. A family member has passed away, and worse, they were taken by someone else’s negligence. You and your family could be struggling with your grief and the following expenses for some time after the accident.
You may now be seeking justice for your loss. You don’t want other families suffering like you did, but fortunately, a Long Island wrongful death lawyer can help. At Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC, we understand the pain and grief your family is dealing with, and we’re here to make your claim easier on you and your family.
Eligibility for a Wrongful Death Claim
After an injury, the injured party deserves a chance to seek out their compensation from the responsible party. However, wrongful death claims are more complex. The injured individual is no longer able to file, so one of your first steps to closure may be finding the person who can file and determining whether you’re that individual.
In New York, wrongful death claims are pursued by a personal representative of the estate. Typically, this person is chosen in the deceased’s will.
However, the claim can still compensate the family for the losses they’ve suffered because of their loved one’s passing. If you and your family are concerned about getting the full compensation you need for a full recovery, speak to a Long Island attorney and the estate’s personal representative about the claim. You may still be eligible for compensation that covers your losses.
Compensation for Long Island Families
When your family has suffered a major loss, it’s important to seek the compensation you deserve for it. Your family deserves peace of mind and justice, as well as the knowledge that your actions could prevent others from losing loved ones to negligence.
You’ll need to know what your compensation is worth before you file your claim, however. You’ll need to seek economic damages, of course, which should cover the financial losses you’ve suffered because of their passing.
These damages can be hard to place a value on, especially when you’re grieving and struggling to get the answers you and your family need. Fortunately, your lawyer can help you recover with all the damages your family deserves, like the following:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of support
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
New York Laws Affecting a Fatal Accident Claim
Unfortunately, you’ll need to be prepared to act now for your family’s recovery, especially if you’re the personal representative of the estate. You’ll need to protect the compensation your family needs to recover and the chance to seek justice for your loved one. Unfortunately, a mistake can make that difficult.
If you make a mistake, it could cost you your family’s compensation, which could be particularly vital if the deceased was the breadwinner for your family. For example, you’ll only have a limited time to file a wrongful death claim for your losses. If you fail to file your claim within that time, it could be dismissed completely. Contact your Long Island attorney about what to expect and when to act for your claim.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney in Long Island
Losing a loved one is a difficult thing to recover from, but you do have a chance to get the help you need with your fatal accident claim. A lawyer from Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC can help you and your family get the guidance you need for answers to your claim and help working through the suffering you’ve been put through.
If you’re struggling in the wake of such a major loss, reach out to a Long Island attorney for the help you need. We’ll make sure you and your family get the assistance you need recovering from such a painful losses, starting with a free claim review. We’ll discuss what you and your family can do about your claim before you sign anything.
Ready to get the closure and justice you deserve? Reach out for a Long Island wrongful death lawyer by calling 516-747-8830 or by completing the online form below.