Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brooklyn, NY
Losing a loved one is always hard, but it is somehow much worse when that person died as a result of an accident that did not need to happen. There is nothing anyone can do to heal the grief, pain and anxiety that accompany a sudden death. That must happen naturally. As difficult as it sounds, however, people who have lost a loved one because of a preventable accident may wish to consider taking legal action via a wrongful death lawsuit.
At Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques, P.C., our experienced Brooklyn wrongful death lawsuit attorneys serve clients in Brooklyn and Greater New York who have lost loved ones because of another’s negligence or misconduct. We may be able to obtain compensation for your loved one’s lost income, funeral expenses and other costs that arose as a result of the death. When you contact us to schedule your free initial consultation, you will find our attorneys to be compassionate, knowledgeable and determined to help you in a very difficult time.
Holding Others Accountable in Brooklyn and Throughout New York City
At our law firm, our attorneys are dedicated to making New York a safer place to live and work. We are committed to safeguarding others from having to undertake this journey. We hold negligent parties liable for the injuries and fatalities they caused because of their negligence and misconduct.
Components of a Wrongful Death Claim
We know that money cannot fully compensate you for what you have lost. Nevertheless, pursuing a wrongful death claim can lessen your anxiety and provide you with financial support as you deal with:
- Accident-related medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Replacement of lost income
- Loss of support and services
Legal Issues in New York Wrongful Death Cases
A New York state law enacted in 1847 limits the amount of compensation a family can receive in a wrongful death claim. The state does not allow compensation for anguish or grief. The state Legislature, however, has considered changing this law to allow those left behind to be compensated for their mental and emotional pain, especially in cases where a child or elderly person with little income is killed. We hope this happens soon.
Helping You Through the Legal Process in Difficult Times
Our attorneys have handled many wrongful death cases, but we know that we cannot ever really understand what our clients go through. We find that the best approach is to respect their grief and help relieve their anxiety during a terrible time. Our goal is to help you get to a place where you can start putting your life back together again. Call us at 718-630-5139 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation.