According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), accidents and unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are almost 170,000 accidental deaths in the country every year. Vehicular accidents, poisoning, slip, trip, and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and drowning are common causes of accidental fatalities. Many of these accidents are caused by human error, distraction, or negligence, and are preventable.
If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences and our assurance that we want to help. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a free consultation at (516) 932-0400. Our Levittown fatal accident lawyer will keep you updated about your case, identify liable parties, and communicate with all parties on your behalf. We will also gather evidence in support of your case and determine a value for your claim. Statutes of limitation apply to accidental fatalities and personal injury claims, so please do not delay. Contact us now for legal guidance and assistance.
In This Article
- Fatal Accident Types of Damages
- How We Help
- Contact Us Today
Fatal Accident Types of Damages
Fatal accidents are alarmingly common, and their effects are devastating. For families that lose a loved one, an accidental fatality is traumatic, and in almost every case, does serious harm to the family’s physical, mental, and financial well-being. Losing a parent, a child, or a spouse, or losing an income earner will leave a family reeling from an accident for years after-the-fact.
In terms of social costs, the effects of fatal accidents are no less dire. The costs of fatal accidents are estimated to be in the billions every year in the form of medical expenses, lost productivity, lost wages, insurance processing, and legal costs.
There are many different types of damages for compensation if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident. Compensation typically includes:
- Funeral and burial expenses: you should be able to seek compensation for funeral and burial costs of the deceased.
- Lost income: you should be able to seek compensation for the lost future income of your loved one if he or she was a breadwinner.
- Medical expenses: any medical expenses incurred before death will be included in your claim.
- Loss of parental guidance : if a minor loses a parent in an accident, this loss will be included in your claim.
- Loss of companionship: the law recognizes the special and unique losses caused by the death of a spouse and these types of damages will be included in your claim in the event that you have been widowed by an accident.
For a free legal consultation with a fatal accidents lawyer serving Levittown, call 516-932-0400
How We Help
The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has handled a wide range of personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims that followed fatal accidents. Our Levittown fatal accident lawyer will help you with the following.
Keep You Updated on Your Case
Personal injury and wrongful death claims are complex. Between the initial filing of your claim until the ultimate resolution of your case, there are many legal, administrative, and procedural steps that must be completed and many filing deadlines that must be met. We will keep you updated on your case as it progresses and will provide you with legal guidance all along the way, from start to finish
Identify Liable Parties
A major complication in many fatal accident cases is identifying the at-fault party responsible for the accident. Consider a fatal truck accident. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are roughly 5,000 fatal truck and bus accidents every year. Drivers are not the only ones who cause accidents, though. Maintenance teams, service crews, truck owners, and business operators could potentially also be negligent, with their misconduct having been a cause or the cause of the misconduct that lead to a fatal accident.
Depending on the specifics of your case, we will help you determine who was at fault for your fatal accident and will proceed with your case aggressively.
Communicate with All Parties for You
Personal injury cases involve multiple parties. Depending on how and where the accident that caused a fatality occurred, you will have to deal with insurance agents, hospital administration staff, vehicle owners or operators (for vehicular fatalities), property or business owners (for slip, trip, and fall or heavy machinery accidents), business operators or service teams (for maintenance-related accidents), and law enforcement personnel. We will handle all communications for you.
An important part of any accidental death case is gathering the evidence to prove your claim. The evidence you obtain to prove the negligence of an at-fault party, to prove recklessness, or to prove hazards or errors that an at-fault party should have addressed but did not will play a central role in the eventual determination of your case. We will gather whatever relevant evidence is available for your case in order to file a complete and compelling claim on your behalf.
Some cases, such as medical malpractice cases, require expert review before a claim can be filed. We will obtain expert witnesses as may be needed, who will support your case. These experts may include medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
Determine a Value for Your Case
For civil cases such as personal injuries and wrongful death, your goal is to recover compensation for the losses that you were unfairly made to suffer because of the actions or the negligent inaction of someone. Towards that end, you must specify the amount you seek in compensation. We will help you determine how much to seek by quantifying the economic and noneconomic losses that you have suffered from the accident. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 for a free, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.
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Our team of attorneys has the resources and knowledge to help you with your fatal accident case. If you are looking for a Levittown fatal accident lawyer for help with your case, our attorney is available to meet you on Long Island or anywhere in the greater New York metropolitan area. From gathering evidence and communicating with the different parties involved in your case to quantifying the value of your claim and initiating the claims process, our team works to ensure that you recover whatever compensation the law entitles you to receive.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. now at (516) 932-0400 for a compassionate, free, respectful, and informative, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation. Our multilingual staff (Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada) are ready to assist you today.