A New York wrongful death lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to build a wrongful death case based on your loved one’s fatal accident. Almost any type of negligence injury that leads to death in New York could support a wrongful death case. Let a member of our wrongful death team evaluate your case today to determine if you qualify for a financial award based on the facts of your loved one’s injuries and death.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC we understand how painful it can be to lose a loved one unexpectedly. We handle wrongful death cases with compassion, but also take aggressive action to hold the at-fault party responsible when possible.
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Understanding Wrongful Death Laws in New York
In New York, if a member of your immediate family suffered injuries and passed away as a result, you may be able to pursue a financial award to cover your related economic and noneconomic losses. This is possible if the accident and injuries occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence.
There are four components of negligence. They include:
- A duty to act a certain way to protect others
- Failure to uphold this duty
- Their failure causes an accident or incident
- The victim suffers injuries and financial losses
For example, imagine your loved one fell from a balcony with a broken railing. The property owner had a duty to provide a safe area for guests but failed to repair or replace the railing. Without a safe railing, your loved one fell, suffering injuries, requiring hospitalization, and passing away.
The case in this example would likely support a wrongful death suit. The same could be true after almost any type of personal injury accident if a victim passes away. This could include:
- Traffic accidents
- Negligent security
- Boating accidents
- Dog bites
- Other types of personal injury accidents
To learn more, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today. We can help you understand your case better and may be able to navigate the claims process for you and your family.
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Ben Crump Law, PLLC Can Help Your Family During This Difficult Time
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC we believe it is important to ensure families who lose a loved one have an opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable. In addition, your family should not have to worry about financial insecurity in the weeks and months following your loved one’s death. Our team wants to help your family secure a payout that allows you to mourn your loss without the additional stress of not knowing how you can pay bills.
Our team also works on a contingency fee basis. We never ask our clients to pay anything out of pocket or up front. There are no retainers and no costs at all until we secure a settlement or award.
Having a New York wrongful death lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC on your side can help make this difficult time easier. Reach out to us today to learn more.
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Financial Recovery Following a Wrongful Death Case
Financial recovery following a wrongful death in the family will do little to ease the pain of missing your loved one, but it can make it easier to avoid significant financial stress and allow you to focus on time with your remaining loved ones. Following rules set by New York law, Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to seek a financial award for the spouse, children, and parents of a wrongful death accident victim.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), New York law states that any recovered losses should be distributed to eligible surviving family members based on their pecuniary, or financial, losses, in most cases.
Some of the losses we may be able to help family members recover include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical care costs related to the accident
- Loss of your loved one’s income
- Loss of benefits provided by the loved one
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of services, such as providing childcare, mowing the lawn, or other at-home work
- Loss of consortium, intimate relationship spouses have with one another
Act Before You Lose Your Right to File Civil Action
Under New York’s statute of limitations for wrongful death cases, EPTL 5-4.1, victims’ families only have two years to take legal action against the negligent party who caused their loved one’s injuries and, ultimately, death.
To prove this type of case and ensure we have time to take legal action on our clients’ behalf, we need to know about the accident and injuries as soon as possible. Reach out to us quickly after your loved one passes away to ensure you do not lose the right to hold the at-fault party responsible for what they did and the pain they caused.
Regardless of whether they face criminal charges in conjunction with your loved one’s death, we may be able to pursue a financial award from them through the civil courts or a liability insurance claim.
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Speak with a Member of Our Wrongful Death Team Serving NY
A New York wrongful death lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to secure an award for you and your family after the wrongful death of your loved one caused by a careless or reckless individual. If you tragically lost a family member through no fault of their own, you may be able to take civil action to hold those responsible accountable.
You can discuss your family member’s accident, injuries, and death with a member of the Ben Crump Law, PLLC team today for free. We understand how difficult this time can be and appreciate that you need help pursuing compensation for the losses your family suffered.
Call (800) 959-1444 today for your complimentary case evaluation and consultation. We are here to help you and your family.