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When a loved one passes away, it can be difficult to carry on, even when that death is because of natural causes. When your loved one’s death is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another individual or organization, the frustration and anger can be overwhelming.
When your loved one’s death is because of the behavior of another, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Though your loved one can never be replaced, the law provides for you to receive compensation. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC will help guide you through this extremely difficult time, providing legal experience and understanding so that you can get the compensation and justice you need.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death may be caused by:
A wrongful death claim can consist of four different parts:
- Death was caused by the conduct of the defendant, either in whole or part
- Death was caused by the negligence of the defendant, and the defendant is strictly liable for that death
- The victim has surviving family (spouse, children, beneficiaries)
- There have been monetary damages as a result of the death
Compensation can then be awarded for such things as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of past and future income
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
If you believe the death of your loved one is the result of negligence, the best course of action is to contact Morelli Ratner PC. The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in New York and New Jersey is two years. Though you can wait, and circumstances may dictate that you put off filing a wrongful death claim, you should do so as soon as you are able.
Morelli Ratner PC has more than 30 years of courtroom litigation experience and has filed cases against some of the biggest organizations in New York, including N.Y.U Medical Center, New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and Beth Israel Hospital. We will support your case through the trial process regardless of the size of your opponent and will not settle out of court for less than you deserve.
If you have lost a loved one through circumstances you believe constitute wrongful death, please contact the experienced wrongful death attorneys at Morelli Ratner PC today to schedule your free case review. We represent clients from New York City, Brooklyn, New York state and throughout New Jersey.