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Yakov Mushiyev & Associates, P.C. in Rosedale, NY can file wrongful death claims on behalf of surviving families or beneficiaries.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Did Your Loved One Suffer a Wrongful Death?

Without a doubt, losing a family member is an emotionally devastating experience. It can become even worse if that family member passed away because of the negligence or misconduct of another party. If that is the case, then you have every right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Most wrongful death lawsuits are filed in the wake of criminal trials. Whether or not this is the case, you should clearly establish the negligence or misconduct of the offending party to get proper compensation. Typically, the compensation that a surviving family receives includes funeral expenses, loss on income, as well as emotional damages.

A wrongful death can occur in different ways. Here are some cases where a wrongful death claim is applicable:

Negligence

Wrongful deaths that stem from negligence are fairly common in our society. For instance, car accident fatalities often lead to wrongful
death lawsuits. Another instance would be a death in the workplace due to an employer’s flawed health and safety practices.

Medical Malpractice

Even though doctors are highly knowledgeable in the field of medicine, the possibility of human error always exists. Doctors who fail to diagnose
a certain condition or who commit a careless and fatal error in the field can be held accountable in a wrongful death case.

Intentional Act

Although there is a fine line between a wrongful death and murder, the former can also result from the intentional, harmful actions of the offending party. In cases like this, the victim’s surviving family members or dependents have every right to file a wrongful death claim.

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Legal Aspects of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A wrongful death lawsuit can only be initiated by the personal representative of the deceased. This representative needs to present various facts of the case, such as conscious pain and suffering, actions for personal injury, as well as expenses that have been incurred before the demise.

New York has a state-specific, civil wrongful death statute that our law firm is highly familiar with. We know the legal implications and ramifications of a wrongful death, and we will exhaust all possible avenues to help our clients get the financial compensation they deserve.

Please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can start reviewing the details of your case. We understand that this is a difficult time for you, but we have to move forward to obtain justice for your deceased loved one.