Long Island City Accidental Death Lawyer
Long Island City is a fast-paced neighborhood that has numerous safety hazards. Sudden fatal accidents are always a possibility and may involve traffic accidents, fallen objects, falls, and more.
If your loved one died tragically in an accident, hiring a Long Island City accidental death lawyer may help you secure compensation to cover past medical expenses, funeral costs, and the loss of your loved one’s income.
An experienced workers’ compensation and/or personal injury lawyer from Shulman & Hill can review your case for free and help recommend the next best possible steps for your family to take.
Common Causes of Accidental Deaths in Long Island City
Accidental deaths in Long Island City can be attributed to many factors.
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Train accidents
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falling object injuries
- Work-related accidents
- Fires and explosions
Fatal injuries can often occur during on-the-job accidents. People who work in certain fields that work with heavy machinery and dangerous equipment, such as construction or manufacturing, may be more at risk for accidental death. In New York City, slips and falls are the leading cause of fatal workplace injuries.
If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by another party, our Long Island City accidental death attorneys can recommend the best legal action to take for your particular circumstance.
What Kinds of Compensation May I Be Eligible For After an Accidental Death?
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when their death was the result of a preventable accident. Their sudden loss can result in unexpected medical bills, funeral costs, and loss of income. In most cases, family members can be compensated for these financial losses.
Family members may qualify for survivor benefits through workers’ compensation benefits if their loved one died while working. These benefits can help cover a portion of a family’s lost income as well as help cover some funeral and memorial expenses.
If your loved one died outside of work, you may still qualify for compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. You can only do this if another party (such as a driver or a property owner) caused the accident that resulted in your loved one’s death. In some cases, victims of workplace accidents may also qualify to file a personal injury lawsuit if another party other than the decedent’s employer caused the accident.
Unlike workers’ compensation, personal injury lawsuits can also compensate families for the loss of support they may experience after a loved one’s death. This includes the loss of parental guidance and nurturing that child may suffer from due to the premature death of a parent.
Why Hire a Long Island City Accidental Death Lawyer?
A Long Island City accidental death lawyer can be helpful in many ways. Going through the legal process can be overwhelming after the death of a loved one. Having the right legal team from Shulman & Hill on your side can help you navigate the often complicated legal system.
A workers’ compensation and/or personal injury lawyer in Long Island City can help ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses. Without a lawyer, you may find that your claim for workers’ compensation survivor benefits is wrongly denied, or that a personal injury settlement offer does not adequately cover all of the financial losses and suffering that the accidental death created. One of our lawyers can build a strong case on your behalf and defeat any challenges that insurers may present.
You do not need to go through the legal system alone after the death of a loved one. Seek help from an experienced wrongful death lawyer at Shulman & Hill for help obtaining the compensation you may be entitled to.
Determining Liability For a Long Island City Accidental Death
Several factors go into determining who may be held liable for an accidental death, including where the accident happened, how it occurred, and what the potentially responsible party’s relationship was to the deceased. Once liability has been determined, the best possible course for legal action can be determined.
An investigation is often required to determine the liable party. These investigations are often intensive and thorough to ensure no detail is overlooked. Many parties can be investigated for potential liability. These parties include:
- General contractors
- Property owners and landlords
- Businesses and corporations (as long as they did not employ the deceased)
- Manufacturers of a defective product
If any of the above parties are found to be responsible for your loved one’s death, you may be eligible for compensation. Schedule a free legal consultation with our Long Island City wrongful death lawyers if you have questions about your legal rights.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill?
Shulman & Hill is a workers’ compensation and personal injury law firm with offices throughout New York City and the surrounding area. Our experienced attorneys have compassion for every family they work for, especially in the event of an accidental death. We understand how difficult these losses can be, which is why we fight so hard to secure fair compensation for our clients.
Contact us today to set up a free legal consultation to learn more about how we can help you. If you qualify for compensation, our Long Island City accidental death lawyers will help you navigate every stage of the legal process, from the initial investigations all the way through to negotiating with insurers and/or representing your interests in trial.
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