If a family member lost their life due to the negligence of another person or entity, we will represent your family and hold the at-fault party financially responsible for your loss. Our Westbury wrongful death lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will review your case at no cost or obligation to you. We will explain the requirements of New York State law regarding wrongful death cases and how we can help you by making a claim on your behalf.
While nothing will undo your loss, we leave no stone unturned to ensure your family will recover from its financial aftermath. We explain each of the steps we will take to seek compensation for your family. We ensure you understand who qualifies to file a wrongful death action, the types of compensation you are entitled to from the at-fault party, and the amount of time you have to seek damages via an insurance claim or lawsuit.
In This Article
- File a Wrongful Death Action in Westbury, New York
- Damages We Fight to Recover for Your Family
- Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Will Do All of the Following for You
- Your Family Will Not Pay for Representation Out of Its Own Pocket
- Call for Your Free Consultation
File a Wrongful Death Action in Westbury, New York
The death of your loved one is deemed wrongful by New York State if it was caused by the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another person or entity. Commonly reported causes of wrongful death include:
- Vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Physical assaults
- Medical malpractice
This list is in no way exhaustive. The best way to understand whether your loved one’s unexpected passing can be attributed to negligence is to review the circumstances with one of our team members.
Proving Negligence Caused Your Loved One’s Demise
To assign liability for your loss to the at-fault party, we prove their liability. To do so, we establish the legal elements of negligence.
Our evidence will show the at-fault party:
- Owed your loved one a duty of care
- Breached their responsibility
- Caused your loved one’s demise
- Caused resulting financial consequences
Leave proving negligence to our wrongful death team. We start by listening to your story with compassion, empathy, and with an ear for important details. We then conduct a thorough investigation and collect and organize evidence that proves your case.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Westbury, call 516-932-0400
Damages We Fight to Recover for Your Family
Our wrongful death lawyer serving families in Westbury will fight to recover the following types of damages:
- Damages your loved one would have recovered had they survived to file a personal injury case
- The reasonable costs of our making your loved one’s funeral and burial arrangements
- Loss of your loved one’s financial support and household contributions
- Loss of consortium, (these are the special types of losses, recognized by law, that a person suffers when their spouse is a wrongful death victim,) support, companionship, society, and parental guidance
Since no two cases are exactly alike, our Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team will ensure you understand the damages your family can recover. We also make sure your family’s recoverable damages are not undervalued or underpaid.
We Ensure Compliance With the State’s Statute of Limitations
The loss of a loved one can be difficult, and our lawyers and team members understand that it will take time for your family to cope. We also understand the state’s time limit on your case and will ensure it is complied with.
In Westbury, Estates, Powers & Trusts § 5-4.1 defines the wrongful death statute of limitations. The timeline can fluctuate for a variety of reasons, so the best way you can make sure it is met is to get our law firm involved in your case immediately.
In addition to meeting the statute of limitations—because you could inadvertently forfeit your family’s right to compensation if you do not—there are additional benefits to early action. We will speak to witnesses while their memories are fresh and locate evidence and imagery immediately. The sooner we get involved, the more comprehensive our investigation will be.
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Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Will Do All of the Following for You
While you take care of your family during a difficult and emotionally challenging time, our entire team goes to work on your case. We will:
- Ensure you receive timely updates
- Identify the financially liable parties
- Handle all case-related communication
- Compile, organize, and submit evidence
- Determine the financial value of your case
We will also identify and consult with experts who benefit your case. These include medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
We will meet you in your home, hospital room, or anywhere in the New York metropolitan area. Our multilingual staff will also assist families in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.
Our History of Wrongful Death Settlements and Verdicts
Our law firm fights hard to achieve the best possible outcome for every family we represent. Among the settlements and verdicts we have obtained for surviving families include:
- $925,000 for the wrongful death of a 22-year-old in a motorcycle accident
- $750,000 for the wrongful death of a 48-year-old man following routine knee surgery
- $750,000 for the wrongful death of a 21-year-old woman after giving birth
See more client awards on our case results page, and see why previous clients leave reviews like these: “This law firm is highly trustworthy, very professional and client friendly, I’d recommend them anytime.” — Moulton
Your Family Will Not Pay for Representation Out of Its Own Pocket
We are passionate about ensuring surviving families are able to recover from the financial consequences of an unexpected loss. We even represent surviving families at no upfront cost. Instead of traditional hourly fees and a hefty retainer, we accept a percentage of your financial award. Our fee is only recoverable after we recover damages for you.
When we mutually agree on representation, our law firm will absorb every upfront case-related expense, including investigation costs and filing fees. We are transparent about our percentage and will explain our fee agreement right from the start.
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Call for Your Free Consultation
If your family lost one of its loved ones in Westbury due to negligence, our wrongful death lawyer will build a strong case for financial compensation, ensure your case is filed within the allotted time, and represent you in court if an appropriate and acceptable settlement cannot be reached.
Learn more about how hard we fight to recover damages for you by contacting one of our Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team members today.