Losing someone you love due to the negligence of another person is an unimaginable
tragedy. If it happens to you, you may experience serious personal trauma
and loss, regardless of whether your lost loved one is a blood relative.
However, your relationship to the deceased could directly affect your
ability to take legal action on their behalf, especially if you wish to
file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party.
New York Limits Wrongful Death Claim Filing Privileges to Estate Representatives
In the state of New York, a wrongful death claim must be brought by the
official representative of the deceased person’s estate. Other states
allow other family members and non-executors of the deceased person’s
estate to bring wrongful death lawsuits, but New York courts do not permit
anyone but the established estate representative. However, even if you
are not the personal representative of your loved one’s estate,
the damages you have suffered as a result of their death can still be
included in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the correct party.
Call (888) 305-6372 and Consult with a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
At Gruenberg Kelly Della, we provide compassionate legal service for those
who are left to pick up the pieces following the death of a loved one.
We understand the ins and outs of New York’s wrongful death laws
and we are prepared to handle your case while you take the time you need
to grieve and establish a new normal. When you file a wrongful death claim
with one of our attorneys, we will walk you through the process from beginning
to end and help you improve your chances of success by building a strong
case on your behalf.
send us a message to schedule your free consultation with a
wrongful death lawyer in Long Island.