New York City Wrongful Death Lawyer
Did your loved one recently lose his or her life as a result of someone else’s intentional act, negligence or inaction? If so, you can turn to a New York City wrongful death lawyer from Mirza Law to fight for justice. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with our experienced legal team.
Wrongful Death Lawyer | Here for Families of Those Who’ve Lost Their Lives
Our firm has fought on behalf of countless families of victims of wrongful death, and we are ready to fight for you as well. If you lost your loved one, you’re in the right place. Give us a call today so we can get started working on your case.
Who May File a Wrongful Death Claim in NYC?
Though a person losing his or her life in an accident can impact many people, only certain parties are allowed to file wrongful death claims on behalf of their loved ones. Under New York law, a wrongful death claim lawsuit can be filed by the decedents’ children, spouses, or personal representatives of an estate.
What Damages Can a Wrongful Death Claim Cover?
As long as we can prove your loved one lost his or her life due to someone else’s intentional act, negligence or inaction, you should recover financial compensation to help offset the financial and emotional burdens you’ve incurred as a result of your loved one losing his or her life. The amount and type of damages you will receive depends on the circumstance of each particular case. However, the following are some of the damages that can be awarded to help you deal with your loss:
- The cost of medical care your loved one received before passing away
- Funeral and burial expenses
- A loss of companionship: the loss, value of support or service, associated with the companionship the deceased could have provided to the family.
- Amount of monetary support the deceased would have provided to his or her family
- Survivor’s lost inheritance
- Conscious pain and suffering endured by the deceased due to the final injury or illness.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in NY
The statute of limitations for most wrongful death claims in New York City is two years. This means you’ll have to file your wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one within two years of the date of death. Though no one wants to rush into the legal process after losing a loved one, the sooner you act, the sooner we can begin working on your case and fighting for justice on behalf of you and your family.
Contact a New York Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
We know that wrongful death is always a tragedy, which is why we are here to provide you with the compassionate legal assistance needed to hold all liable parties accountable and help your family move on. Contact Mirza Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.