Best Wrongful Death Attorneys
A wrongful death situation happens because of the negligence of another party. The other party can range from medical doctors, to retirement homes, and even to local municipality. If there is a death that is the direct result of the negligence of another party, or blatant disregard for a hazard that was reported, that party will be held liable. This negligence, that lead to a death, can be pursued as a wrongful death lawsuit. Medical malpractice accounts for many wrongful death cases, along with vehicular accidents. The representative must prove that the defendant acted negligently. As an example, if there was an issue at a work site that was brought to the manager or the site owner, they will be liable if there is a death that resulted from that issue.
A wrongful death claim can be a complicated process and will require the help of a personal injury law firm. Even the best wrongful death attorneys must be extremely diligent in any wrongful death case, because every situation is unique in its own. There are damages that can be recovered, such as any expenses for the cost of medical, nursing care prior to death, and even funeral expenses. The survivors may be able to recover the value of support and services. Children of the deceased party can recover for loss of parental nurturing, guidance and education. If you are a survivor of someone whose death was caused by another person, you should document your claim and start the process of probating the deceased’s estate. This involves a court-supervised process of authenticating a last will and testament if the deceased made one.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be an extremely complicated process to go through. Everything must be taken into full consideration based on all the facts of the case. Everything must be taken into full consideration based on all the facts of the case. There needs to be proof there is a “preordinance of evidence” or that the victim died as a result of the negligence of another party. If you are considering a wrongful death lawsuit, it must be filed within two years of the victim’s date of death. A significant factor in calculating damages, is the age and life expectancy of the victim when the fatal accident occurred. This is mainly in reference to lost wages. In New York State, a child, parent, spouse or personal representative for the estate of the victim, can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Platta Law Firm understands the hardships of dealing with a death in your family. Our firm has proven results and have gotten many clients a proper settlement for their case. A wrongful death is a terrible situation and it is deserving of justice. Our firm will fight for every dollar that you and your family deserve in this tragic time