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New York Wrongful Death Lawyer

Nothing can be as emotional as unexpectedly losing a loved one. Whether your family member was killed in a car crash, by a dog, in a slip and fall, in a workplace accident, by a defective product, or by medical malpractice, these cases often involve wrongful death.

Wrongful death involves the negligence or malicious behavior of another person. This may include criminal acts, such as murder. A person’s poor decisions can cause someone to lose their life. Some examples of fatal mistakes include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to properly diagnose an illness
  • Failure to properly treat an illness or injury
  • Unsafe conditions in the workplace
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Drowning accidents
  • Falling due to unsafe conditions in a nursing home or other facility

Was your loved one killed due to an accident or intentional behavior caused by someone else?

If so, the New York wrongful death lawyers from Cohan Law Firm can help you move on from such a tragedy. Contact us today to get started.

Complexities of New York’s Wrongful Death Laws

You can obtain compensation for a loved one’s wrongful death, but there are some complexities involved. Here are a couple things to keep in mind:

  • Statutes of limitations. Each state has different timelines in place for filing a legal claim. In New York, there is a two-year restriction on filing a wrongful death claim. However, if the person responsible for the death faces a criminal charge, the victim’s family gets an additional one-year period after the criminal case concludes.
  • Who can file wrongful death claims. Not everyone can file a wrongful death claim in New York. Only the personal representative of the victim’s estate may file a claim. Usually, this is the spouse or adult child, but it could be a parent, sibling, or other close family member.

Why File a Claim?

Filing a wrongful death claim won’t bring back your loved one, so why do you need to do it? A lawyer can help give a voice to your loss. You can also help get justice. Perhaps the person who killed your loved one might pause to think about their actions so they won’t make the same mistake again.

Most importantly, a wrongful death claim can help you recover compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, mental distress, and other losses you have suffered due to your loved one’s death. Your lawyer can help you understand all the economic and non-economic damages you are entitled to receive.

Contact Cohan Law Firm Today

Facing a loved one’s unexpected death can be a daunting experience. You are likely dealing with immense grief and emotional distress on top of estate, financial, and legal issues.

The team at Cohan Law Firm can provide you with the compassion you need during this difficult time. Contact our New York wrongful death lawyers for help with obtaining compensation for your damages. To schedule a free consultation, call our office at (855) 855-0321 or fill out the online form.

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