When an individual dies as a result of another's negligence, the surviving family members can file a New York wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. Although filing a wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring a loved one back, holding the negligent party accountable for their wrongful actions can provide some peace of mind. Additionally, having a successful wrongful death case can ensure your family is financially supported during this difficult time.
If you would like to speak with a New York wrongful death lawyer about filing a claim, fill out our FREE case review form on this page. We will evaluate your case, at no cost to you, to determine whether we can assist you in filing a wrongful death claim in New York.
Shortly after the death of a loved one, it may be difficult to think about taking legal action. However, it's important to remember that the investigation of a wrongful death in New York should not be delayed. Overtime, evidence can disappear and witnesses can forget key facts. Furthermore, state law places strict time restrictions on those wishing to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York. Failure to file a wrongful death claim within this time period, known as the New York wrongful death statute of limitations, can prohibit you from ever filing a lawsuit and recovering damages for your loss. To ensure this time period does not expire and vital evidence is preserved, contact a wrongful death lawyer in New York as soon as possible.
The wrongful death attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy handle each case with compassion and treat every client with respect, as we have learned during our experience as New York wrongful death lawyers that the period following an unexpected loss can be particularly rough. If you lost a loved one in New York, we are available to listen to your story and provide a FREE initial review of your case. To contact our New York wrongful death attorneys today, fill out our FREE, no-obligation case evaluation form on this page.
- New York Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
- Wrongful Death of a Child or Elderly Person
- Wrongful Death Lawsuit FAQs