New York City Wrongful Death Lawyer

Did you lose a family member in a fatal accident in New York City? If so, you may be able to fight for compensation with the assistance of a skilled NYC wrongful death lawyer from Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC. Our experienced legal team knows how to win and is more than ready to stand up for you.

How Our NYC Law Firm Can Assist You with Your Wrongful Death Suit

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At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, we are proud of our ability to fight for the people of New York in their hour of need. Over the years, our NYC personal injury attorneys have helped countless families fight for justice after the loss of their loved ones. When you ask us to assist you with your wrongful death claim, we will:

Provide You with Astute Legal Advice and Guidance

The actions that you take before and during your wrongful death suit can have a significant impact on its outcome. If you can consistently make smart decisions, you might be able to improve your chances of recovering the compensation you and your family deserve.

How can you know which moves to make, and when to make them? With the help of a skilled wrongful death lawyer from Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC. Our legal team has years of experience in the industry and is always available to provide you with the advice and guidance you need to make smart choices again and again.

Handle Your Case’s Administrative Workload

As you might expect, the process of claiming compensation after the death of a family member in the state of New York typically involves a lot of administrative work. Of course, when you are trying to deal with the death of your loved one, the last thing you want to do is spend hours filling out lengthy legal documents.

Fortunately, when you hire Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, you won’t have to. Our team of experienced attorneys and paralegals will handle all of your case’s administrative tasks on your behalf. This will give you the time you need to grieve and support your friends and family as best you can.

Search for Evidence to Help Your Case

Recovering compensation after the accidental death of a loved one is, unfortunately, not quite as simple as filing a petition at the court and waiting for a check to arrive in the mail. No, if you would like to achieve a favorable outcome to your case, you must prove that:

  • The other party owed your loved one a duty of care
  • The other party breached that duty by behaving negligently or recklessly
  • The other party’s breach of duty caused your loved one’s death

The best way to prove these three points is to gather a mountain of relevant evidence. Having spent years in the industry, our skilled attorneys know where to look to find it. When you hire us, we will be happy to use our knowledge and experience to assist you with your search.

Negotiate With Stingy Insurance Companies on Your Behalf

In the state of New York, wrongful death lawsuits rarely go to court. Insurance companies typically prefer to resolve them by agreeing to a settlement with the plaintiffs. If you would like to explore the possibility of settling your case, our attorneys will help you negotiate the financial terms of the deal.

Over the years, Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, has worked out many settlement agreements with NYC insurance companies. As such, we understand what they need to see and hear before they will improve their proposals. When you hire our firm, we will work tirelessly to try to secure a favorable deal for you and your family.

Do you want our knowledgeable NYC wrongful death and personal injury attorneys to help you fight for compensation after the death of your family member? Then please call us and arrange a free consultation at our law office in New York City. Our team has the experience and skill necessary to handle your case.

What is Wrongful Death?

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A wrongful death happens when an individual loses their life in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligent behavior. The responsible party’s actions do not need to be intentional for a death to qualify as “wrongful”. Section 5-4-1 of the New York Consolidated Laws, Estates, Powers, and Trusts Code requires the following five elements to establish a valid wrongful death claim:

  • A death
  • Negligent or reckless behavior
  • A cause of action the decedent could have pursued in court had they lived
  • The survival by one or more people who have suffered economic losses because of the death, and
  • Damages the decedent’s estate can recover

If you believe that you may have a valid wrongful death case, please reach out to Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, as soon as possible. Our skilled litigators know how to win these types of cases and are ready to go to battle for you and your family.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Some of the most common causes of wrongful death on Staten Island, Long Island, and throughout New York City include:

Whether you lost a loved one in a car crash or a violent attack, you can count on the lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, to help you fight for compensation. Our law firm has been standing up for the people of New York for years – and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In many states, the spouse, children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased person can file a wrongful death claim against the party that caused them to lose their life. In New York, things work a little differently.

The Empire State places the responsibility for filing a wrongful death lawsuit squarely on the shoulders of the deceased person’s personal representative. The identity of this representative is usually included in the decedent’s last will and testament.

If the personal representative succeeds in recovering compensation, they must hold the award in trust. The funds can then be distributed to the decedent’s heirs and beneficiaries when the estate is settled.

Over the years, the attorneys at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, have helped families and the personal representatives of their loved one’s estates seek damages after fatal accidents. If you would like to have us do the same for you, all you need to do is pick up the phone and schedule an initial consultation at our law office in New York City.

Compensation Available in Wrongful Death Cases

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The amount of compensation available to families who file wrongful death lawsuits in New York varies significantly from one case to the next. When the legal team at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, handles claims of this nature, we typically pursue damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost inheritance
  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial expenses

If the at-fault party’s behavior was intentional or malicious, we also demand punitive damages. 

Are you ready to begin fighting for the compensation you and your family deserve after your loved one’s passing? Then please do not hesitate to contact our skilled and experienced attorneys. We look forward to learning more about your case and building a productive attorney-client relationship.

Deadline for Filing Wrongful Death Suits in New York

In the state of New York, the standard statute of limitations for all wrongful death claims is two years. This regulation means that the personal representative of the deceased party must file suit against the at-fault party before the second anniversary of their death.

Personal representatives who miss this filing deadline may cause the decedent’s estate to forfeit its right to compensation.

Some states pause (or toll) this two-year countdown if the personal representative is a minor at the time of their loved one’s death. New York does not do this. Instead, it expects the minor’s guardian to file the wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

Would you like to have the knowledgeable lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, in New York City, help you file a wrongful death suit before your statute of limitations expires? If so, all you need to do is pick up the phone, give us a call, and set up a free consultation with a member of our team. We know how to win cases like yours, and we are ready to assist you in any way that we can.

Your Knowledgeable New York City Wrongful Death Lawyer

Over the years, the legal team at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, has helped many New York City families file wrongful death suits after the loss of a loved one in a tragic accident. Give us a call or contact us online today if you would like to have us do the same for you. Our attorneys have the industry experience and statutory knowledge necessary to handle your case with the care and attention it deserves.