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Wrongful Death Lawyers - Garden City, New York
A wrongful death case refers to a lawsuit which alleges that the decedent was killed as a result of the negligent conduct or misdeeds of another. Where the reckless, careless or negligent acts of another are the legal and proximate cause of the death of a victim, his or her actions may be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit.
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The loss of a loved one or family member due to an accident or injury causes great pain and unimaginable loss within a family. Often the suddenness of the loss and confusion leaves the decedents family feeling powerless, with many questions unanswered. While hiring an attorney in the immediately aftermath of a tragic loss may not be on your list of priorities; it is in fact a critical decision that may dramatically effect the lives of the spouse and family members.
The sad reality is that sometimes critical evidence is destroyed in the days and weeks following a fatal accident, and complex state laws governing wrongful death may eliminate the possibility of recovery or bar legal action when certain legal criteria or time limitations are not satisfied. Therefore, people or companies responsible for causing death are frequently not held accountable due to the failure of surviving family members to institute prompt legal action.
Experienced lawyers appreciate the complex legal issues, as well as the powerful emotional trauma involved in a wrongful death claim. An experienced lawyer will vigilantly represent the rights of the surviving family members in a responsible, yet understanding manner. Family members are strongly urged to consult a lawyer immediately after the injury. He or she can assist the family of a wrongful death victim by providing information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and wrongful death claims, as well as survivor actions, Social Security Disability and Widows Benefits.
If one of your family members was a victim of a wrongful death, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Please click here to fill out a brief online form to receive a free evaluation of your claim by lawyers with a total of over 60 years of personal injury experience.
The law firm of Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, P.C. has attorneys specializing in wrongful death cases in their Garden City, N.Y. location.