Suffolk County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Dealing with the wrongful death of a loved one can be a difficult time for you and your family. If you’re struggling to overcome your losses and file your lawsuit, speak to a Suffolk County lawyer about your options for recovery.
When your loved one is involved in a deadly accident, it can impact your family and your life for years after the incident. You might feel grief, loss, and frustration that someone else caused so much damage for your family.
If you’ve lost a loved one because someone else was careless with their safety, reach out for guidance from the lawyers at Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC. We understand how difficult your loss can be, and your Suffolk County wrongful death lawyer can help you build your claim.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Suffolk County?
If you’ve lost a loved one, you might first be unsure where to begin with your Suffolk County claim. When someone passes away because of another person’s negligence, they can’t file for their own claim, of course. Instead, New York law narrows down who is eligible to file for those losses.
New York law doesn’t let the family of the deceased file a wrongful death claim. Instead, all wrongful death claims must be handled by the personal representative of the estate. They’ll be responsible for preparing the claim and seeking compensation.
However, that doesn’t mean you and your loved ones can’t recover compensation for this loss. Instead of seeking compensation yourselves, the personal representative is responsible for acting for the whole family. That removes confusion about who’s responsible for filing while still giving the family a chance to recover.
New York Laws on Time Limits
The laws on eligibility to file aren’t the only ones you’ll need to be concerned about when filing a lawsuit for a fatal accident. Instead, make sure you or the personal representative has spoken to a wrongful death lawyer about all the laws affecting your claim.
For example, keep in mind that there are time limits for your claim. If the personal representative doesn’t file a claim in time, that could bar your family from recovering any compensation for your losses.
This time limit isn’t stopped depending on the age of the deceased, either. For example, in many injury claims, the time limit for a case involving a child often doesn’t start until they’re eighteen. However, because the personal representative in a wrongful death claim is an adult, you won’t have that extension to your time limits, which means you’ll need to still act fast.
Talk to a Suffolk County Attorney after a Wrongful Death
When you’re suffering a loss in the family, you might find yourself unsure where to begin with a wrongful death claim. You’re already trying to juggle your grief and their final expenses. Taking on a Suffolk County lawsuit is tough to add to that.
Fortunately, at Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC, we understand how complex a wrongful death can be. That’s why we offer free consultations. If you’re not sure where to begin, we can offer a review of your claim and guidance to get your claim started.
If you’re ready to talk to someone about taking legal action, talk to your Suffolk County wrongful death lawyer by calling 516-747-8830 or by completing the online form below.