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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 is 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.

At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC, 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 toward recovering relief is explored to its fullest extent.

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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 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.

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