More than 7,000 people die accidental deaths in the state of New York every year. Some die due to the negligence of someone else. The negligent party might have been driving a vehicle, providing medical care, or simply failing to take care of their property. No matter what caused it, the unexpected death of a loved one can be financially and emotionally devastating.
If your family member died because someone else was negligent, you might be facing medical bills and funeral expenses for your loved one’s death. Moreover, you have lost your loved one’s support and guidance. Your loved one’s estate may be entitled to recover damages caused by someone else’s failure to exercise the duty of care they owed to others.
For more than 35 years, our team at Raskin & Kremins has represented clients in wrongful death claims in New York City, including Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the surrounding counties in New York. We rely on our knowledge, experience, and commitment to hold accountable those whose negligence resulted in the death of your loved one. Call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.
Why File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Filing a wrongful death claim will not bring your loved one back. While it will never fully compensate you for what you have lost, a successful wrongful death claim might save other families from going through the trauma of such a loss in the future because you held the negligent party accountable.
A second reason to file a claim is to ease the financial burden of your loss. As a result of your loved one’s unexpected death, you have likely incurred expenses such as funeral and burial costs, the cost of medical treatment, or the loss of your loved one’s income. A wrongful death claim is not about profiting from the death of a loved one, but rather holding someone accountable for their negligence and helping to ease your financial and emotional losses.