Wrongful Death / Catastrophic Injuries
Wrongful death involves the loss of life due to negligence or willfulness of another person. Wrongful death cases are different from any criminal charges that a person may face. In New York, the only person who can bring up a wrongful death suit is the executor of the deceased person’s estate. Examples of wrongful death include negligence that causes death, an intentional act (such as assault) that results in a death, car accidents, manslaughter and murder.
Catastrophic injuries are life-changing events that often result in severe, ongoing limitations. Like wrongful death, catastrophic injuries can be caused by negligence or willfulness of another person. If you have lost someone you love unexpectedly due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act we understand that pursuing a legal claim may be the last thing on your mind.
What the Law Firm of Eric Richman Will Do for You
At the law firm of Eric Richman, our attorneys are here to help you navigate the process during this uncertain and emotional time.
We will communicate with insurance companies and their defense teams so you can concentrate on the healing process. We have the experience to aggressively pursue your claim in order to obtain fair compensation for you and your family and ensure that those responsible are held fully accountable for their actions. We know that nothing can fully compensate you for the loss of a loved one. We are committed to doing what we can to lessen the immense emotional and financial burden you are facing.
We handle wrongful death claims resulting from a wide range of circumstances, including, but not limited to:
- Accidents on the Job
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Construction Site Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
We work closely with you after the death of a loved one, helping you to get full and fair compensation to cover the costs of medical bills, burial costs, and lost future earnings. Our goal is to ensure your future financial well being by attaining adequate compensation for your loss.
Reasons to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A lawsuit for wrongful death may be filed by the surviving relatives of person killed by negligent or intentional actions of another. Eligible survivors include the decedent’s spouse and children, beneficiaries, and dependents may be able to collect compensation for a wide range of economic damages:
- Pain and suffering prior to the death
- Medical bills associated with the accident
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of earnings the deceased would have earned in their lifetime
- Loss of benefits, including pensions and health insurance
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of companionship
While we know that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a family member, we also recognize that there are significant financial issues associated with unexpected deaths. We are committed to providing compassionate representation that will enable our clients to concentrate on family and friends, while we focus on their legal matters.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a wrongful death or catastrophic injury in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Rockland, Westchester, Long Island, Nassau County or Suffolk County you need an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer.