Helping Your Family Pursue Your Legal Options Following A Devastating Loss
As experienced personal injury attorneys, we understand first and foremost that nothing can ever replace a lost spouse, child, parent or other loved one. When someone’s negligent or even reckless actions end in loss of life, no amount of compensation can ever make things right or undo a family’s trauma.
At StolzenbergCortelli, LLP, our job as legal counsel is to help our clients understand their legal options following a family member’s negligently caused death, and to be an aggressive but compassionate guide through the wrongful death claims process. We take our role so seriously because we understand that in addition to the emotional toll a sudden death can take, it can take a very real and serious financial toll. No family should have to add financial burden to their emotional burden, and we fight hard to make sure our clients don’t.
If you’re ready to speak with a lawyer, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible, as wrongful death claims in New York have a two-year statute of limitations. Call our Westchester County, New York City or Rockland County offices at 800-494-0889 for a no-fee consultation with an experienced attorney.
How Can A Wrongful Death Claim Help My Family?
It is easy to underestimate the expenses that accompany an accident-related death. Many families are shocked to discover how high costs for medical care during a loved one’s battle can be, to say nothing of burial and funeral expenses.
Compensation in a wrongful death claim can include these and other financial costs, including:
- Loss of income (for a family member who was a primary provider or otherwise brought income into a family)
- Loss of companionship
In cases of extreme carelessness and intentional actions, families may also be able to recover punitive damages. These can provide families with additional financial security and send a strong message that this type of behavior is taken seriously.
Learn If You Have A Case
To speak with one of our experienced wrongful death claims lawyers in a free, no-obligation case evaluation, email us or call 800-494-0889. We represent families in New York City, White Plains, Nyack and all surrounding areas in the region.