If you lost a loved one in an accident and someone else was at fault, your family may be entitled to a substantial monetary settlement from the responsible party. You may be able to recover for the pain and suffering experienced by your loved one, his or her lost income, and financial support to the family, the loss of guidance to minor and adult children, medical expenses, and funeral costs. Now is the time to explore your legal options to find out what compensation your family is entitled to.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you get started with your case. We provide legal representation for victims of accidents caused by someone’s negligence or careless actions. We may help you establish that your loved one’s death was the result of someone else’s fault and fight for a monetary settlement that is fair and just.
Call (212) 732-2929 to see how a Manhattan wrongful death lawyer may help you recover fair compensation.
Accidents and Injuries That Might Qualify for a Wrongful Death
Wrongful death occurs when a person’s negligence, deliberate, or reckless behavior causes another person’s death. The victim’s family is suddenly affected by various costs related to death. The family may also suffer from emotional distress, loss of companionship or parenting, and sudden loss of primary or secondary income.
A death caused by negligence can occur in a wide range of scenarios. Our law firm handles wrongful death cases stemming from:
- Workplace accidents
- Motor vehicle or truck collisions
- Slip and falls/premises liability
- Defective products
- Animal attacks
- Medical or nursing home malpractice
Regardless of how an accident occurred, you deserve to learn your legal options and protect your family’s rights. Our law firm will work with you to see that justice is secured and those responsible for your loved one’s death pay fair compensation for the results of their actions.
Wrongful Death Damages You May Claim
You or your family may be entitled to compensation as a result of the damages you incurred after the accident. The value of your case depends on many factors that are unique to each case. Some damages in a wrongful death case may include:
Pain and Suffering
Accidents that directly or indirectly lead to the death of a person usually involve a period of time that the deceased experienced pain and suffering, fear of impending death, and other emotional trauma. This period of suffering usually entitles the surviving family to substantial damages
Loss of Household Income
If your loved one provided the primary or secondary income for the family, then you may be entitled to recover lost income and projected future income. This may also include lost pension benefits or other financial support that your family has lost as a result of the accident.
You may have accumulated various medical costs prior to your loved one’s death. These costs may include emergency room visits, surgeries, ICU admissions, or an extended hospital stay. Make sure you keep all medical reports or bills associated with the accident. They will be important in calculating the value of your case.
Funeral costs today can exceed your means and put your family in immediate financial debt. You may be able to claim these costs or file a lawsuit to secure them.
Loss of Guidance and Support
The loss of a loved one is never easy. Your family may be suffering from the loss of companionship, guidance, or parenting. All of these items have a value and can be compensated. After a traumatic accident or wrongful death, families are usually unaware of what they can claim or what represents a fair settlement of their claim. Sometimes they are offered a quick settlement by the responsible party and accept that offer hoping to put the emotional trauma of the accident behind them. However, you do not have to make the same mistake. A wrongful death lawyer can sit down with you and ensure that you receive fair and just monetary compensation.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 for a free case assessment.
Gathering Evidence of a Wrongful Death
It does not matter if the at-fault party did not mean to hurt your loved one. If their negligence or reckless behavior is even partially responsible for a person’s death, they are legally required to fairly compensate the deceased person’s family for their loss. We may help you establish who was a fault for the accident by investigating the case and looking for evidence of liability, including:
- Police or accident reports
- Eyewitness accounts
- Photos or videos of the accident
- Medical records/autopsy reports
- Expert testimony
We use the evidence to establish who is responsible and how the accident led to the death of a loved one.
Benefits of Hiring a Manhattan Wrongful Death Lawyer
It can take a long time for your family to get back on their feet after the death of a loved one. Hiring the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates enables you to deal with your grief while knowing that we are fighting to ensure that your family receives every penny they are entitled to. This is why a wrongful death attorney may prove to be an asset to your family during this difficult time.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates provides comprehensive legal representation that covers all areas of your claim, including:
Managing Your Entire Case
We handle your entire case throughout the litigation. Our legal team gathers, prepares, and submits all paperwork, engages with all parties on your behalf, and builds a legal strategy to fight for a fair settlement or trial verdict if necessary. We take care of your case to give your family time to grieve.
Providing Legal Consultation
Navigating a wrongful death case can be difficult. A wrongful death lawyer may help you avoid common mistakes by providing sound legal counsel throughout your case.
Fighting for Fair Compensation
The party responsible for causing the death of your loved one is often represented by an insurance company and lawyer. Often, they try to dictate to you how much is fair compensation. By hiring the attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates you better ensure that the amount of compensation is fair and just under the circumstances and we will discuss this with you. We will fight for the most compensation based on the actual value of your case instead of the insurance company’s offer. With a legal team on your side, you can avoid settling for a low and unfair amount of compensation offered by the other side.
Get Started on Your Potential Case Today
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates understands how painful it can be to lose a family member due to someone’s negligence. That is why we are dedicated to fighting for your family’s rights. You do not have to take on the insurance company alone. Let us advocate on your behalf.
See what a Manhattan wrongful death lawyer can do for you by calling (212) 732-2929 to get a free case review.