How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New York
Personal injury suits are the most serious and tragic when the loss of
a life involved. When negligence is so pronounced that it causes the wrongful
death of an individual, the loved ones of the deceased deserve to have
their loss recognized by the law.
Scarzafava & Basdekis, we understand how serious these cases are and how devastating they can
be for family and friends left behind. Our dedicated and award-winning
Oneonta wrongful death attorneys aggressively advocate for our clients
and ensure that every avenue towards recovering relief is explored to
its fullest extent.
You may have legal options. Contact us today for a
free case evaluation.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
In a typical personal injury suit, the plaintiff takes legal action to
recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and other burdens.
However, in the case of a wrongful death, it is the loved ones of the
victim who take legal action and pursue compensation. While there may
not always be medical bills to cover, there are plenty of other tangible
losses that can be legally recognized in New York.
Damages claimed in a wrongful death case can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical costs related to the victim's treatment before death
- Wages lost between the initial injury and the victim's death
- Conscious pain and suffering endured by the victim before death
- The value of financial support the victim provided his/her family
- Lost inheritance for any surviving children
- The value of parental care and nurturing lost by any surviving children
While no amount of money can replace a loved one, the relief recovered
in these cases can ensure that the victim's loved ones do not have
to suffer financial strain and hardship on top of their loss. Our firm
can help recover this relief with a thorough, aggressive, and extensive
suit that truly speaks to your circumstances in the wake of a tragedy.
We are ready to hear your story.
Contact us today to get started.