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Wrongful Death Lawyer

It is hard enough to lose a family member unexpectedly. Realizing that someone else’s negligence caused a fatal accident can bring extra layers of pain. Furthermore, when someone has died in a fatal accident and that person was a breadwinner or vital contributor to family life, the losses will be more than emotional. You should be compensated for practical and financial losses when there is a legal path to recovery of monetary damages.

Greenberg Law P.C. is a family-run firm, and we are sensitive to losses that affect entire families. As career trial lawyers practicing personal injury law, we understand the difficulties a family can encounter after a serious accident suddenly disrupts their way of life.

We are also naturally sensitive to a family’s need to grieve after the sudden loss of a loved one. We can get an investigation started without disrupting your funeral or family gatherings to memorialize your loved one.

Pursuing Compensation After A Loved One’s Accidental Death

According to state law in New York, a “wrongful death” is a fatality caused by “a wrongful act, neglect or default” by someone else. A wrongful death claim can help a family recover compensation for losses including the following:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses after the deceased person’s final injury or illness
  • Financial contributions that the person would have made to the family
  • The value of practical services, such as child care, parental nurturing and home maintenance, that the deceased person would have contributed to the family

In New York, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the personal representative of the estate on behalf of a surviving spouse, children or the deceased’s parents if the person was unmarried and had no children or grandchildren.

Let Us Answer Your Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

From our law offices in Manhattan, our trial lawyers at Greenberg Law P.C. offer no-obligation consultations to personal representatives of estates and close family members of people killed in fatal car accidents and other types of accidents.

Get answers to questions you may have after a loved one’s accidental death in New York City or anywhere else in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Reach us by phone at 212-972-5656 or send an email inquiry to request a no-fee, no-obligation consultation about an accidental death.

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