Wrongful Death

Family members who can make a wrongful death claim include spouses of the deceased, parents who lost children, and children who lost parents. In some cases, siblings or other close relatives can file the claim. If the person filing the claim is a minor, they may require an adult guardian in order to file a lawsuit. Depending on the situation, other legal dependents and members of the victim’s family may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim in New York. If your family member has died due to the negligence of another, your first priority should be contacting a lawyer who can help you maximize your compensation by going to court or negotiating a settlement with the defendant. In New York, there is a statute of limitations restricting the amount of time you can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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