Simply defined, wrongful death is one caused by the fault of another. No matter what the circumstances, the death of a loved one is possibly the most difficult event you will face in a lifetime. If another person’s negligence or irresponsible behavior caused the death, the tragedy is one of greater anguish for the family. If you live on Long Island and believe that the death of a family member was caused by another’s negligence, you should speak to an experienced Suffolk County Wrongful Death Attorney or Nassau County Wrongful Death Attorney today.
Wrongful death may occur because of a car accident, a medical error, a dangerous drug, a defective product or unsafe conditions in the workplace, a building or other structure.
Both criminal charges and a civil suit may be filed against the person who caused a wrongful death. The local prosecutor may file charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide or murder. Unlike criminal charges, which are filed by government, surviving family members and the decedent’s estate may have the right to undertake civil action and file a wrongful death claim to seek financial compensation.
A Suffolk County Wrongful Death Attorney or Nassau County Wrongful Death Attorney can help you understand which family members can legally bring civil action and for what damages they can sue. Because New York law limits the time you have to file a claim, it is essential that you seek experienced legal counsel as soon after the negligent death of a loved one as you can reasonably manage.
At the Long Island law firm of Palermo Tuohy Bruno, P.L.L.C., decades of experience dealing with wrongful death cases in Nassau and Suffolk gives us the knowledge to obtain positive results. Our attorneys are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and your financial future. When someone you loved died unnecessarily, we will aggressively pursue legal remedies to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible, which may include:
If you believe the death of a loved one was caused by the fault of another, call our Long Island law firm at our Suffolk office at (631) 621-6183 or our Nassau office at (516) 240-9904. Our attorneys offer a free case evaluation to review your situation and explain how we can help you.