Wrongful Death Lawyer

Queens Wrongful Death Lawyers

When an injury is fatal, it changes the lives of the deceased’s family members forever. Not only does this loss create financial hardship, but it also comes with emotional devastation as well. When someone is the victim of wrongful death due to another’s negligent acts, a representative of that individual’s estate can file a wrongful death claim.

Our team of lawyers understands that the loss of a loved one is devastating and results in challenging consequences. Because of that, we make it our mission to assist each of our clients by ensuring the process of filing a wrongful death claim is as straightforward and stress-free as possible. 


Find out what one of our Queens wrongful death lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte can do for you by calling us at (646) 692-0204 to discuss the circumstances of your claim.


How Wrongful Death Occurs in New York

Wrongful deaths can occur in any type of accident, including:

Wrongful Death Laws in New York

The wrongful death laws in New York can be complex. However, you do not need to handle the process alone. Our Queens wrongful death lawyers have extensive experience navigating these laws and can ensure you meet all requirements to successfully file your lawsuit.

Determining who is at fault for your loved one’s death requires examining accident reports, applicable laws and ordinances, witness statements, and much more. Our team at Dansker & Aspromonte has handled these types of claims and lawsuits for over 30 years. Our Queens wrongful death lawyers can help with the entire legal process. We suggest you act right away because evidence may be lost over time. We must obtain and secure it while it is still available.

To recover compensation, you must prove the following:

  • Exactly how the death of the victim occurred.
  • That the death was caused by negligence or wrongful conduct of another party or parties.
  • Had the death not occurred, the victim would have been able to file a personal injury action against the negligent party or parties.
  • That at least one family member survived the victim and suffered losses or other damages as a result of the wrongful death.
  • There are financial damages suffered by the deceased person’s estate.

New York Time Limits for Filing Wrongful Death Actions

The statute of limitations indicates how long someone has to file a lawsuit. Statute of limitations laws vary by state and type of case. If a wrongful death occurs in the State of New York, claimants have a short period of time to file an action following the date of the death. If filing does not occur during that time, you may be prohibited from filing or seeking compensation for your loss.

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

During a wrongful death claim, the representative of the victim’s estate can pursue recoverable damages for a variety of economic and non-economic issues that the estate and surviving family members suffer. Courts can award compensation for the financial hardships resulting from the victim’s death. Those recoverable damages in New York include:

  • The victim’s pain and suffering from the accident’s date until the time of their death
  • The pre-impact terror felt by the person immediately before the event occurred
  • The victim’s medical expenses they incurred from the date of the accident up to their death
  • The victim’s loss of wages from the accident’s date until the time of their death
  • Resulting losses of the victim’s future income and benefits
  • The victim’s loss of parental guidance and nurture
  • The victim’s loss of services
  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Any interest accumulating on these damages

You Can Afford Legal Help

We handle cases on a contingency-fee basis. You put nothing down and owe our team no attorney’s fees if we do not recover compensation for you. We also offer a free consultation during which we can determine and explain how we might be able to help you. This means there is no risk when you work with Dansker & Aspromonte.

Prior Settlements and Verdicts in Wrongful Death Cases

We have decades of experience handling wrongful death cases for New Yorkers. Below are some of the results our clients have seen:

  • $21.5 million for the family of a sanitation worker who passed away after the driver of the truck he was riding in lost control. The truck ejected him causing serious injuries. Thereafter the medical professionals who treated him failed to uphold the medical standard of care which led to the man passing away from complications caused by abdominal compartment syndrome.
  • $5 million for victims who suffered serious and fatal injuries when their disabled vehicle was struck by a tanker truck on the New York State Thruway
  • $4.6 million for the family of a woman damaged by malpractice committed during surgery causing brain damage which resulted in her death years later
  • $4.2 million in a case of a NYC Parks Department employee who suffered fatal injuries after another employee lost control of a frontloader and struck him while he was waiting for his salt truck to be loaded.
  • $3.5 million settlement after a developmentally disabled man suffered fatal injuries after stepping into the street and getting struck by a bus. Although the man stepped into the street against the light, the Dansker & Aspromonte team was able to establish that the victim’s developmental age was too young to understand the dangers of his actions

A Queens Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You Secure Fair Compensation

If a loved one suffered a fatal injury because of negligence, Dansker & Aspromonte wants to help. Let us protect your rights and the rights of your loved ones by handling your wrongful death case and pursuing the compensation you deserve. 


Contact our team right away at (646) 692-0204 so we can review your case for free today.


 

Focused on Your Recovery

    • Brain Damaged Child $50 Million

      Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.

    • Car Accident $31 Million

      A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. After a collision, Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with head and limb injuries.

    • Sanitation Worker Truck Injury $21.5 Million

      This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.

    • Woman Struck By Truck $10.3 Million

      A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.

    • Smoke Inhalation $8 Million

      Dansker & Aspromonte represented 60 tenants in the infamous Schomburg Plaza fire. A fire started in a jammed compactor chute on the 20th floor of the high-rise apartment building.

    • Head Injury $7.8 Million

      This female accountant was walking after work in Battery Park on the pedestrian promenade when she was suddenly struck by a speeding police motor scooter.

    • Serious Injuries $6.6 Million

      This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.

    • Serious Injuries $6.25 Million

      A 26-year-old bicycle deliveryman was struck by a speeding Dollar Rent-A-Car van on a busy intersection, causing multiple fractures in his neck, back, arm and leg, as well as mild brain damage.

Handle Your Case With Confidence Work With Dansker & Aspromonte Today

Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for help today. We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

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