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Seek Compensation for a Loved One’s Death in New York

Some accidents pose such an extreme threat to others’ well-being that they can result in the loss of life. When these accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, then that negligence needs to be addressed by the law. New York allows the loved ones of these victims to pursue the relief they need to cover specific costs and burdens following these tragic accidents.

Our dedicated and compassionate legal team at Gruenberg Kelly Della knows just how important it is to enforce accountability in wrongful death claims. In these cases, not only are victims left with an irreplaceable loss in their lives, but often times with tremendous financial difficulties, as well.

Our work has recovered more than $100 million in relief for prior clients and we know how to bring a thorough and effective approach to your appeal for proper compensation.

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What costs can be covered in a wrongful death claim?​


In a typical personal injury suit, medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the treatment and debilitating nature of the injury can be recognized for compensation. In wrongful death suit, different costs and burdens are considered and awarded relief can greatly minimize added strains for the loved ones filing suit.


Costs that can be covered in a wrongful death claim include:


  • Medical care expenses that occurred before the passing of the deceased
  • Any conscious pain and suffering the deceased experienced before passing
  • Any wages and benefits the deceased provided family that are now lost
  • The value of any support and service the deceased had provided family
  • Any inheritance lost by the children of the deceased
  • Any parental care and guidance now lost to children of the deceased
  • Any funeral and burial expenses


No amount of compensation can replace the loss of life after a tragic accident, but for families to face additional hardships after the passing of a loved one is unacceptable. Our compassionate and aggressive team of Long Island wrongful death lawyers is ready to hear your story and start taking steps to have your loss rectified by the law.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New York?


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.


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.


Get in Touch with a Long Island Wrongful Death Attorney


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.


Learn about your options. Call us at (631) 737-4110 today to speak with a skilled Long Island wrongful death lawyer from our firm.

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