At Morelli Law Firm, we recognize how devastating the loss of a loved one can be to your family. Furthermore, we know the struggle that you face paying for someone else’s negligence or careless actions. We are committed to helping your family get through this challenging time by providing comprehensive legal services.
Let one of our New Rochelle wrongful death lawyers go to work to help you with your case. We can investigate the accident, help you assess your losses, and fight to get you fair compensation for your damages.
Call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 to get a free case assessment with a member of our team.
What Is a Wrongful Death Case in New York?
If someone dies due to another person’s wrongdoing, negligence, or careless actions, the survivors of the family may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party or their insurance company. When you file a claim for a wrongful death suit, you may pursue compensation for damages.
Damages may include both economic and noneconomic losses that occurred after the death of your loved one. A New Rochelle wrongful death lawyer can help you get a fair settlement from the insurance company so that you can recover your financial losses.
Our Law Firm Can Help You Recover Your Losses
Losing a loved one in an accident can cost your family thousands of dollars and reduce the amount of income your home is accustomed to. The party responsible for your loved one’s death should be responsible for covering your financial losses. According to the New York City Bar, our law firm can help you pursue compensation including:
Pre-Death Medical Expenses
Did your family member receive treatment prior to death? If so, you may be able to recover up to 100 percent of all medical expenses including ambulatory services, emergency medical care, ICU-related expenses, or surgical procedures.
Your family may pay out thousands of dollars in burial costs. These include purchasing the tombstone, burial plot, casket, or memorial. They may also have to pay for the upkeep of the burial plot. You may be entitled to a full settlement of all your burial costs.
Funeral Preparation and Ceremony
Funeral home expenses can skyrocket quickly. You may have to pay for body preparation, use of the funeral home facilities, flowers, arrangements, catering, and other common expenses associated with funerals.
Loss of Household Income
In addition to the amount paid out, the deceased may have been a primary provider in the home. As a result, your family is now losing significant income or other benefits. Our lawyers can assess the total amount of lost income, retirement, insurance, or other benefits and add it to your claim.
Pain and Suffering
Your loved one may have experienced physical or mental anguish prior to death, and you can receive compensation for this.
Morelli Law Firm can fight to get you the maximum compensation possible based on the extent of your economic and noneconomic damages. Contact our law firm today at (212) 751-9800 to learn how we can help you receive fair compensation.
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Wrongful Death Cases We Take On
How your loved one’s accident occurred is important in determining who is at fault and how much your claim is worth. Our law firm takes on a wide range of wrongful death cases including:
- Car accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites/animal attacks
Regardless of how complex your case is, Morelli Law Firm has the staff and resources necessary to manage our case and guide you through the litigation process. With a legal team on your side, you may have the leverage you need to win your case and recover your damages.
How to Prove Liability in a Wrongful Death Case
To win your case, our attorneys must prove that the other party was responsible for your damages. We can investigate your case to explore evidence of fault and liability such as:
The police that arrived at the scene will often fill out an accident report, detailing how the accident occurred, the extent of the injuries, and who is responsible. The police report can be a vital piece of evidence that verifies your claim.
Although medical records do not prove who is at fault for your injuries, they can prove the correlations between your injuries and the accident. Furthermore, they can be used to demonstrate that the other party’s negligence is what ultimately led to your injuries.
There are more cameras placed along New York roads and highways than ever before. This makes it easier to catch an accident. We may be able to find photos or camera footage of the accident to determine how it occurred.
Eyewitness Statements and Expert Testimony
Getting testimony from eyewitnesses can be an effective way to prove your case. In addition, we may hire medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, or other experts who can testify on your behalf.
The more evidence we have to support your claim, the greater your chances are of getting the compensation you deserve. Let a New Rochelle wrongful death lawyer help you with your case. Call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800 for a free case review.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases in New York
According to the New York Statute of Limitations, your family has two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party or their insurance company. The clock starts ticking the day of your loved one’s death.
If you fail to file a lawsuit within the statute, your family may no longer be eligible to pursue compensation for your damages. Your lawyer can help you file a claim to ensure that you meet the deadline.
Get Started With Your Wrongful Death Claim Today
Morelli Law Firm represents families of victims in wrongful death cases. Call our law firm today at (212) 751-9800 to get a free case assessment with us.