Helping Surviving Family Members
Losing a loved one is always difficult. When your loved one dies due to injuries sustained in an accident, the loss is even more devastating. Not only have you lost someone you care about, but you also have financial and emotional stress. You can take action to pursue justice.
The Carey Firm, can help you file a wrongful death claim. Our attorney will listen to your story, answer your questions and counsel you regarding all possible options.
What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?
When another individual, professional or company’s negligence causes an injury that results in death, surviving family members can hold the negligent accountable. A wrongful death suit is filed to recover damages in the form of monetary compensation. The compensation is for pain and suffering, lost earnings and loss of companionship.
Who Can File A Claim?
According to New York laws, a wrongful death suit can be filed by the victim’s estate or relatives of the victim. Immediate family members are eligible to file a claim, and this includes:
- The victim’s child
- The victim’s parent
- The victim’s spouse
A lawsuit must be filed within two years of the victim’s death, and a case must be built with the assistance of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.
File Your Claim
If you are a surviving family member and wish to file a claim, contact The Carey Firm today by calling 716-773-3304. You will receive a free consultation where we can discuss your specific circumstances and answer any of your questions.