Know if You are Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in NYC

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Know if You are Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim in NYC

The natural death of someone close to us is heartbreaking and sorrowful enough to handle, but when the tragic demise of a loved one is the result of another person’s negligence, this adds another layer of shock and devastation. If your loved one suffered death from an automobile or other kind of accident due to the fault of someone else, Gruenberg Kelly Della clarifies who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in New York City and explains other important details.

Wrongful Death

There are specific rules regarding who can file a wrongful death claim in the State of New York. The decedent’s spouse, children, or parents are the only people who can pursue a claim. If the decedent does not have any of the aforementioned family members, the personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate is legally able to file the claim.

You may not be certain what type of damages you can sue for in a wrongful death claim. There is an expansive scope you can sue for as long as you can prove that the decedent would have had a viable personal injury claim if he or she had survived the incident. These damages encompass the cost of all the medical bills that piled up before death occurred, loss of experiencing pleasures in life, physical pain, emotional suffering, loss of companionship, and funeral and/or burial costs. A seasoned attorney can guide and inform you about everything you are able to include in your claim.

There is not a never-ending period of time concerning the onset of filing your claim. The clock is ticking in terms of how long you have to initiate a wrongful death claim in New York State, so you must file your claim as soon as possible since there is a statute of limitations. You have a maximum of two years from the person’s date of expiration to file a wrongful death claim. Please keep in mind that this two-year limit is significantly shorter than the usual three-year time limit that applies to different classifications of personal injury claims.

Gruenberg Kelly Della is a trusted law firm with attorneys who have the expertise and know-how to be triumphant when representing clients in wrongful death claims. Our corporation boasts of retrieving an overall amount of hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. We are located at 700 Koehler Avenue in Ronkonkoma and you can contact us by calling 631-910-6614 or filling out the form below. Let us help you today!