At Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., we have a proven track record of success in handling wrongful death cases. With over 15 years of experience and settlements exceeding one hundred million dollars, our dedicated personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.
If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, our experienced lawyers will approach your wrongful death lawsuit with unwavering determination and compassion, striving to secure the outcome you deserve.
At Dalbir Singh & Associates, P.C., we prioritize building strong relationships with our clients based on trust, communication, and respect. When handling wrongful death cases, our focus is on providing comprehensive support and guidance.
Whether your case involves medical malpractice, workplace accidents, nursing home negligence, or other forms of negligence, our knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys will meticulously investigate liability, gather crucial evidence, and diligently file your wrongful death case. Throughout the entire process, we will stand by your side, advocating for your rights and fighting for a fair settlement.
Under New York State law, wrongful death cases encompass a range of circumstances, including medical malpractice, incidents caused by negligence, and intentional acts.
Negligent conduct that may lead to wrongful death can arise from motor vehicle accidents, construction mishaps, premises and workplace accidents, nursing home fatalities, animal attacks, and more. On the other hand, intentional acts typically involve criminal activities.
Statute Of Limitations (N.Y. Est. Powers & Trusts Law 5-4.1)
In New York, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of the decedent's death, as stated by the Statute of Limitations.
Amount Of Recovery (N.Y. Est. Powers & Trusts Law 5-4.3)
New York allows for fair and just compensation in wrongful death cases, without imposing a specific cap on the amount that can be awarded.
Notice Of Claim (General Municipal Law - GMU 50-e)
When pursuing a claim against a government or public authority, a notice of claim must be served within 90 days from the date of malpractice or the accident. In wrongful death cases, the 90-day period begins from the appointment of an administrator of the decedent's estate in Surrogates Court.
Parties that may be held liable for wrongful death in New York include individuals or entities whose wrongful or neglectful behavior contributed to the fatal incident. This can include negligent drivers, doctors who delayed diagnosis and treatment, manufacturers of defective products, and others.
Funeral And Burial Costs
When a loved one's death occurs due to wrongful conduct or negligence, the burden of unexpected funeral and burial expenses can be overwhelming. In such cases, you have the right to seek compensation for funeral and burial costs.
Medical Expenses Related To Illness Or Injury
If your loved one required medical attention or treatment before their untimely death, and those medical expenses were directly related to the accident or incident, you can file a claim against the responsible party to seek compensation for these medical costs.
Pain And Suffering of The Deceased
By initiating a lawsuit against the party responsible for the wrongful death, you have the opportunity to pursue compensation for the pain and suffering that your loved one endured as a direct result of the incident.
Lost Income Between the Time of Injury/Illness and Death
If your loved one was unable to return to work during the period between the injury or illness and their passing, you may be eligible to file a claim for the income they lost during that time. This compensation can help alleviate the financial strain caused by the loss.
Lost Guidance and Parental Care to Surviving Children
In cases involving the wrongful death of a parent, surviving children have the right to seek justice by filing a lawsuit against the responsible parties. Through this legal action, they can pursue compensation for the loss of parental care, guidance, and nurturing that they would have received if the accident had not occurred.
A wrongful death claim in New York City is a legal action filed by the surviving family members or representatives of a deceased person who died as a result of someone else's negligence, recklessness, or intentional act.
In New York City, the personal representative of the deceased person's estate can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of certain surviving family members, such as a spouse, children, or parents.
Damages that can be sought in a wrongful death claim in New York City may include compensation for funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and emotional distress experienced by surviving family members.
Yes, there is a time limit, known as the statute of limitations, to file a wrongful death claim in New York City. Generally, the claim must be filed within two years from the date of the person's death.
Various accidents can give rise to a wrongful death claim in New York City, including car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, construction accidents, defective products, and premises liability accidents.
Liability in a wrongful death claim is determined by establishing that the defendant's negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions caused the death of the individual. This often requires gathering evidence, expert opinions, and witness testimony.
Yes, a criminal case and a wrongful death claim can be pursued simultaneously. A criminal case seeks to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions, while a wrongful death claim seeks to compensate the surviving family members for their losses.
Surviving family members can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages in a wrongful death claim. This can include funeral expenses, loss of financial support, loss of parental guidance, and emotional pain and suffering.
An experienced attorney can provide invaluable support during a wrongful death claim. They can handle the legal complexities, gather evidence, work with experts, calculate damages, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for the rights of the surviving family members.
Finding the right attorney for your wrongful death claim is crucial. Look for attorneys with experience in wrongful death cases, a compassionate approach, a successful track record, and positive client reviews. Seek recommendations, schedule consultations, and choose an attorney who best meets your needs.
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