Brooklyn Accidental Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is an incredibly painful experience. Along with the emotional trauma of such a loss, the sudden passing of a close family member can potentially leave you facing a range of challenges for years to come. In some cases, the deceased may have been the primary financial provider for their family. After their loss, their families may be left with an immense financial burden in addition to their grief.
While money cannot replace a loved one’s presence in your life, you may be entitled to compensation if their death was the result of someone else’s negligence. Contact a Brooklyn accidental death attorney at Shulman & Hill to learn more. Our attorneys can review your case for free and explain your legal options.
Examples of Brooklyn Accidental Death Cases
Accidental death cases can take many forms. The following are merely a few potential fatal accidents:
- Car accidents
- Workplace hazards
- Dangerous conditions on someone’s property
- Animal attacks
- Nursing home neglect
- Pedestrian accidents
If you are unsure whether the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing justify filing a claim or lawsuit against a negligent party, contact Shulman & Hill. A qualified personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn can help you better understand whether you have a valid case.
Brooklyn Accidental Death Cases: Are You Entitled to Compensation?
New York law allows you to seek compensation after a loved one’s passing if you can establish their death meets the following criteria:
- Their death resulted from another party’s negligence or carelessness.
- If they had not passed but had only been injured, they would have been eligible to file a personal injury claim.
- People close to the deceased incurred monumental losses as a result of their death. Typically, those entitled to compensation in Brooklyn accidental death cases include the decedent’s spouse and children.
How an Accidental Death Law Firm in Brooklyn Can Help You
Working with a personal injury law firm in Brooklyn after a loved one’s death can be helpful for several reasons. The following are among the key benefits of working with a Brooklyn accidental death lawyer:
Determining Who May Be Liable
Pursuing compensation when a loved one’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence involves filing a lawsuit against the negligent party. Before you can proceed, you need to know who the negligent party is.
Shulman & Hill attorneys have access to all of the resources necessary to investigate your loved one’s death. A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding their death can help identify all potentially negligent parties. For example, if your loved one died in an elevator accident, the negligent party may be the property owner if they failed to perform proper maintenance and safety testing of the elevator.
Sometimes there are instances in which multiple negligent parties can be held financially responsible for your loss. Your attorney can help identify if this is the case, and work to hold all negligent parties accountable.
Pursuing Fair Compensation
You may be able to seek compensation for numerous losses after a loved one’s accidental death, such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Lost income
- Medical bills
If you do not have a legal background, determining what a fair settlement offer is for your particular circumstances and losses can be difficult. This is another reason to hire a Brooklyn accidental death attorney. Our experts will carefully and thoroughly account for all your losses prior to negotiating with the insurance companies.
Once you know the cause of your loved one’s death and the potentially negligent parties, litigation can begin. When you file an accidental death lawsuit, the other party’s insurer will typically try to prioritize their own financial interests. They may argue that you have not proven the insured’s negligence. Even if they do not deny your claim entirely, the insurance company might still try to pay less than what is fair.
Expert representation from a Shulman & Hill personal injury attorney will help you during the negotiating process with insurance companies. Our attorneys can present sufficient evidence showing that the amount of compensation you are asking for is fair, given the nature of your losses. This may involve reviewing surveillance camera footage, interviewing witnesses, talking with medical experts, and more. Although the ideal goal is to reach an appropriate settlement, if the case escalates, we are prepared to go to trial and fight on your behalf.
Handling Each Step of Litigation
Negotiating is just one element of the litigation process. Pursuing compensation will also involve gathering evidence, filing paperwork, coordinating with experts, and much more. You are likely facing many burdens following a loved one’s unexpected passing, which is why you should not have to take on the additional burden of handling these tasks. Instead, we recommend hiring an attorney. While you focus on taking care of yourself and your family, we will focus on pursuing the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill?
At Shulman & Hill, we know how painful losing a family member can be. When handling Brooklyn accidental death cases, we treat our clients with the compassion they deserve while also offering aggressive representation on their behalf.
We have helped many families in the Brooklyn area recover compensation after a loved one’s passing. To date, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. To learn more, call us today at 718.852.4700 or schedule a free legal evaluation online.
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