Wrongful Death is a claim which alleges that the person died or was killed as a result of negligence or other acts committed by the defendant, except for intent to commit murder. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, or by a Wrongful Death lawyer who brings a cause of action on behalf of the family. Wrongful Death cases arise from Accidents, Medical Malpractice, or unsafe products.
In Wrongful Death cases, plaintiffs may be able to recover damages such as medical treatment and funeral expenses, loss of inheritance, loss of benefits, or compensation, pain and suffering and most especially loss of anticipated earnings (future loss earnings) that would have been available to the plaintiff if the victim was still alive.
We understand how difficult it is for family members in the time of mourning to understand the vitality of a prompt investigation of the circumstances of death, preservation of evidence and identification of responsible parties. Therefore, it is critical to entrust a qualified Wrongful Death attorney with the case. Our legal team is well versed in Wrongful Death matters. If you have lost a family member as a result of somebody else's negligence, please contact the Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley at (718) 522-3055.