New York Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death

No settlement amount can make up for the sudden, unnecessary death of a loved one. Unfortunately, the family left behind often faces very serious financial challenges, and filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit can provide the finances to move forward. A powerful and experienced wrongful death attorney can you help you navigate the system and pursue the form of justice our legal system provides. Attorney Justin Brandel is a seasoned litigator with an impressive record of high value settlements and verdicts. With his help, you can focus on recovering, spending time with your family, and knowing that you have a dedicated advocate fighting for you and your family.

Pursuing Compensation with a Wrongful Death Attorney

It is important to understand what constitutes a wrongful death. A wrongful death is when a person is killed as the result of a negligent act by another person or party. A person who has engaged reckless or careless actions that result in the loss of life must be held accountable. Your lawyer will take action to establish the facts, and seek to recover the maximum compensation possible. Some common situations in which a wrongful death can occur are:

  • Construction site accidents. Property owners and contractors must take the utmost care to make sure workers have access to safe equipment and that safety measures are in place for their protection. When they fail in that duty, a death can occur at work.
  • Auto accidents. Drunk, distracted, or reckless drivers can end a life in an instant.
  • Motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable and a drunk, distracted, speeding or inattentive driver is often responsible for the death of a rider or passenger.
  • Medical malpractice. Doctors who fail to provide the accepted standard of care can make an error so serious that the patient dies.

Surviving family members can recover financial compensation to cover the costs associated with an unexpected death. Remember, these losses go beyond the tangible. You would be well-served to speak with attorney Justin Brandel if you are considering filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. The amount paid to the eligible surviving family members should include:

  • Funeral costs
  • Medical bills prior to death
  • Loss of comfort and emotional support
  • Wages that the deceased would have earned had he or she survived
  • Pain and suffering

Negotiating a fair settlement for a wrongful death can be a complex legal issue. Not only must your lawyer fully establish that another party’s negligent act led to the death, the material and immaterial losses must be valued. The quality of your wrongful death lawyer is probably the most significant factor in the final amount you and your family receive. Talk to our firm before you make any decisions. We have the skills, knowledge and track record of favorable outcomes you want on your side.

How Attorney Justin Brandel Can Help Your Family

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