NYC Wrongful Death
A wrongful death is a death that happens very unexpectedly and is usually caused by negligence. Additionally, the decedent in these types of cases generally did nothing to cause or contribute to the situation that caused their death. These actions arise in circumstances such as an auto accident, birth injury, truck accident, construction accident, boat accident and a slip and fall accident. Our NYC Wrongful Death Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates is here to assist people in your time of grief. In some cases, a family seeks closure to the unfortunate incident by seeking punishment for the guilty party or parties. While primarily a civil matter, these cases can help bring about awareness to a problem, and may even help a company to heighten safety procedures and policies to ensure the accident doesn't happen again. In other cases like a car accident, a negligent driver may be required to pay financial compensation to the victim's family.
Generally, whenever someone dies unexpectedly in an accident, the family will be hit with bills and other expenses they hadn't planned for. These can include funeral expenses and any medical expenses the victim incurred before death. Also, there is the matter of loss of income that often comes when a death happens unexpectedly. The surviving family members may be temporarily at a loss as to how to pay for these expenses and how to move forward.
Additionally, a family is usually grief stricken and not truly able to deal with insurance companies or handle complex legal matters. Unfortunately, the insurance companies and the lawyers representing the guilty party know this and will use this time to sway the family to make quick decisions that they may regret. After an accident, it's important to discuss your case and legal options with our NYC Personal Injury Lawyer our legal team. Our staff will guide you through the legal process and will deal with the insurance companies while you deal with your grief.
These unfortunate cases don't just happen in auto accidents either. An accidental death may also happen in an elderly care facility due to nursing error. In addition, a child may be given the wrong medication or medication in the wrong dosage that can lead to an unexpected death. Medical malpractice during childbirth can also lead to a birth injury that can cause a fatality. Whatever the circumstances, our legal team can help you deal with your loss while protecting your legal rights.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligent act, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. You could be entitled to compensation that can include reimbursement for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and more. Please call us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn or our Westchester County office or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.