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Wrongful Death: Losing a Loved One Because of Negligence

Wrongful death claimsLosing a loved one is never easy. When that loved one is untimely lost as a result of someone else’s negligence, the loss is immeasurable and devastating. In addition to the emotional and traumatic loss, you may also be left with a pile of medical bills and funeral expenses in the mailbox. The last thing you and your family members may be thinking of is getting compensation for your loved one’s wrongful death.

As hard as it may be, this is the time to be thinking of compensation. It is in your and your family’s best interests to hire a personal injury attorney who specifically handles these types of cases to help you get the full extent of the compensation that you are entitled to for the untimely death of your loved one.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by most of the deceased’s family members, including the spouse, child or parent. Common causes of wrongful death lawsuits include:

  • Truck accidents – Approximately 3,500 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks each year in the United States. The majority of these deaths are passenger vehicle occupants.
  • Bus accidents – There are nearly 300 fatal bus accidents each year. Although bus accidents may not be that common, they are catastrophic and generally involve serious injuries and fatalities when they do occur.
  • Auto accidents – There are nearly 30,000 fatal motor vehicle death accidents each year.
  • Medical malpractice – Medical negligence is among the leading causes of wrongful death.
  • Workplace injuries – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that approximately 4,400 workplace fatalities occur every year. The majority of these workplace fatalities occur in the construction industry.

Statute of Limitation for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

You only have a certain time period (known as the statute of limitations) to bring a lawsuit after losing a loved one due to the negligence of someone else. Each state has its own statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. In New York wrongful death cases, you have two years from the date of death to file your lawsuit. If you fail to file within this time period, you will be barred from ever filing a lawsuit and seeking compensation for your loss.

If you have lost a loved one, it is imperative to immediately speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney to ensure the New York wrongful death statute of limitations does not expire.

We Can Help You If You Are Injured In a Car Accident

When you have untimely lost a loved one as a result of the negligent actions of another, you need to hire an experienced attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York wrongful death attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.


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