When a person passes away as a result of car accident injuries, New York State law allows their surviving family members to hold the at-fault party accountable. If the evidence shows that the driver who caused your loved one’s accident acted negligently and triggered the accident, you will be able to hold them responsible.
Acting allows you to recover a payout that compensates you and other surviving family members for the financial and emotional damages you suffered. A Uniondale fatal accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will navigate all the procedural details and critical deadlines of this process for you as you deal with grieving and mourning during this tragic and painful time.
Speak with a member of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. wrongful death team today by calling (516) 932-0400. Our initial consultations are always free.
Filing a Wrongful Death Action in Uniondale, NY
New York Estates, Powers & Trusts Article 5 Part 4 is a key part of the state’s wrongful death laws. This section outlines who is allowed to take action after a fatal car accident.
If the qualified individual, or individuals, files a claim or lawsuit, it applies to all of the beneficiaries. There is no reason why all qualifying individuals need to take action. Any recovered damages are distributed to all eligible parties based on their proportion of pecuniary loss. For example, a spouse who relied on the decedent’s income will likely receive more than an adult child who did not.
To learn more about getting help with your case from a Uniondale fatal accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., talk to a member of our team. We offer free case evaluations, and our team takes on wrongful death cases based on contingency.
For a free legal consultation with a fatal accidents lawyer serving Uniondale, call 516-932-0400
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Will Build a Compelling Wrongful Death Case for Your Family
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our team is compassionate and understanding. We know the loss of your beloved family member because of someone else’s negligence can be a devastating event. We understand you are hurting and need someone passionate and determined to advocate on your behalf. Our team is here for you.
Our multilingual staff will discuss your case with you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada, helping you understand what is happening and what to expect. We will keep you updated on your case, while also taking steps to hold the at-fault driver responsible, which includes:
- Identifying the driver who caused the accident and any other liable parties
- Communicating with all involved parties on your behalf
- Gathering evidence to support your claim, either to the insurer or in court
- Determining a value for your case to get a better idea of what a fair settlement might look like
The steps required to do this may include some or all of the following:
- Visiting the accident site
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Obtaining police reports and other paperwork
- Analyzing physical evidence
- Calling in expert witnesses such as medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists
- Collecting documentation of your injuries and damages
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our team will meet potential clients in Uniondale, elsewhere on Long Island, or in the New York metropolitan area. Call us today at
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Recoverable Damages in a Uniondale Fatal Car Accident
Under the Wrongful Death Act, survivors of an accident victim seek and recover settlements or awards to compensate them for their related expenses and losses related to their loved one’s death. It may also be possible to recover damages such as the pain and suffering your departed loved one experienced, obviously, prior to their death. The following types of damages are recoverable in a wrongful death settlement or lawsuit:
- Loss of income
- Loss of support
- Economic losses related to medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and more
- Pain and suffering damages
NY Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In addition to putting other restrictions on filing fatal accident cases, New York Estates, Powers & Trusts § 5-4.1 also sets a time limit for how long family members are allowed to wait before filing a case in court. While there are also limits on filing a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to note you likely have less time to file a wrongful death action in New York than you would a car accident injury suit if your loved one had survived their injuries.
Contact us today about your case to learn more about how long you have to take action, the strength of your case, and how we will help you navigate this process to secure compensation for your family. We offer free reviews of fatal car accident cases on Long Island, in New York City, and in nearby areas.
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Discuss Your Loved One’s Accident With a Member of Our Fatal Accident Team for Free Today
If a beloved member of your immediate family passed away as a result of car accident injuries on Long Island or a nearby area, a Uniondale fatal accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will seek and possibly recover compensation for you and other qualifying family members based on the damages you sustained.
We take on wrongful death cases, helping surviving family members hold the at-fault parties responsible and covering expenses and losses these relatives incurred as a result of their loved one’s accident. Let a member of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. fatal car accident team guide you regarding your rights to take legal action today.
Call (516) 932-0400 to speak with a member of our team about your case today at no cost to your family.