Nassau County Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you’ve lost a loved one in a wrongful death situation, it can be tough to face your losses and get help. If you’re struggling to deal with your loss, a Nassau County lawyer can give you the guidance you need for your family’s recovery.
The loss of a loved one is painful and shocking. You’re left dealing with the emotional trauma of their loss, not to mention the costs of their funeral, burial, and other final expenses. Worse, you might be dealing with the fact that another person was careless with their safety.
If you’re struggling to recover after the loss of a family member, reach out to a Nassau County wrongful death lawyer. At Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC, we can offer help finding the at-fault party and seeking the financial compensation to help your family recover.
Eligibility for a Wrongful Death Claim
First, it’s important to understand who has the right to file a claim. Because the injured party is deceased, you need to know what to expect and who can file a claim for your family’s losses.
In New York, only the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file a claim. New York law doesn’t allow families to file a claim for their losses. If you’re not the personal representative of the estate, you may be unable to file a claim yourself.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t recover compensation for your losses. Instead, New York allows the personal representative to seek damages, or losses related to the claim, for some family members. If you believe you may be due compensation for your losses, you may need to contact your Nassau County lawyer for help ensuring you get those losses covered.
Compensation for the Victim’s Family
Once you’ve determined what compensation you’re due, you’ll also need to understand what compensation you could recover. These damages should cover the losses the family has suffered because of the untimely loss of a loved one.
First, you may need to have your financial losses covered, if you were responsible for handling their expenses. For example, the costs of their final care may have been left to you, as well as funeral and burial costs, so you may need to contact your wrongful death attorney to help calculate these losses.
You may also be due compensation for your non-economic losses. Your mental and emotional health is also important, so these losses should be included, too. For example, your lawyer can help you find the worth of damages like your loss of support and guidance, as well as your loved one’s pain and suffering.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Nassau County
Losing a family member isn’t just devastating emotionally. Instead, you’re also facing major financial losses that make it difficult to face the losses your family has suffered.
If you’re struggling to recover from your losses, you may need the help of an attorney from Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC. Your lawyer understands how difficult it can be to recover from your losses, which is why we’re here for you. You can take this opportunity to get started with a free consultation, where we can discuss your options before you make a decision.
To begin, reach out by calling 516-747-8830 or by completing the online form below.