Wrongful deaths are deaths caused by the fault of another person and arise in a wide range of situations, such as drunk driving accidents, accidents caused by defective products, and even murder. These lawsuits are typically brought on behalf of the deceased person by his or her family members or beneficiaries. Wrongful death lawsuits help families recover monetary damages for various things:
- earnings and benefits the decedent would have received,
- expenses related to the death, such as medical and funeral costs,
- inheritance lost as a result of premature death,
- pain and suffering of the deceased's survivors,
- loss of companionship.
Some claimants may also be able to recover punitive damages, which are intended to penalize the offender and deter others from causing such wrongful death in the future.
If you live in the New York Metropolitan area, and have lost a loved one to wrongful death, you may be legally eligible to receive damages. Call us at 718.297.1000 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.