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Manhattan Accidental Death Lawyer

The unexpected death of a loved one is a devastating experience that can impact your life for years to come. In the initial aftermath of a loved one’s passing, you may struggle with the immediate emotional toll of losing someone close to you.

In the long run, you may face additional hardships for which you were unprepared. For instance, maybe you rely on a spouse to provide for your family financially. If they were to pass away suddenly, you could be forced to suddenly adjust to a significantly new financial situation. That is merely one example.

Regardless, if you have lost a loved one in the Manhattan area and you have reason to believe their passing was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation accordingly.

Contact Shulman & Hill—a Manhattan personal injury law firm—to learn more. One of our Manhattan accidental death attorneys can review the details of your case for free to determine if you may have grounds to proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit. If you do, we can offer aggressive representation and help you recover the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.

Manhattan Accident Death Cases: What You Need to Know

Manhattan accidental death cases are often complex. You may need to consult with the experts at a personal injury law firm in the Manhattan area to find out if you have the right to compensation for any losses associated with your loved one’s passing. Under New York law, you may be entitled to compensation in these circumstances if you can show that:

  • Your loved one died as a result of another party’s negligence.
  • If your loved one had survived the incident in question but had still been injured, they would have been entitled to compensation for their losses.
  • You and other surviving family members incurred specific compensable losses as a result of your loved one’s passing. Those entitled to compensation in Manhattan accidental death cases typically include the decedent’s spouse and children.

Types of Manhattan Accidental Death Cases

Accidental death is a broad term. It applies in scenarios when someone dies because another party was unreasonably careless or negligent. Potential causes of wrongful death include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Hazardous conditions on someone’s property
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Train or plane accidents
  • Animal attacks
  • Nursing home neglect

Manhattan Accidental Death Cases: Seeking Compensation

The losses for which you may be compensated after a loved one’s accidental death will depend on various factors. For example, you may be compensated for funeral expenses and burial expenses. Additionally, you may also be able to seek compensation to cover the cost of any medical treatment your loved one may have needed. If they initially survived their accident but ultimately passed, you may still have medical bills that need to be paid.

You might also be entitled to compensation for losses that can be more difficult to quantify when filing a claim or lawsuit. Without your loved one’s income, for example, your finances may change dramatically. You may be able to seek compensation for lost income your loved one would have potentially earned over the course of their lifetime had they not passed away.

How a Manhattan Accidental Death Law Firm Can Help

Shulman & Hill’s accidental death lawyers can help you pursue justice in the following key ways:

Conducting a Thorough Investigation

It may not be clear whose negligence resulted in your loved one’s accidental death. For instance, perhaps they died in a car accident. The negligent party may be another driver, but that is not the only possibility. Car accidents can happen if the government agency responsible for keeping Manhattan’s roads hazard-free failed to do so.

Determining who may be responsible for compensating you often requires conducting a thorough investigation. The experts at our accidental death law firm near Manhattan have the expertise necessary to do so.

Handling All Essential Tasks Relating to Your Case

Recovering compensation for a loved one’s wrongful death can involve a range of tasks. You may have to file paperwork, gather and present evidence, correspond with insurance companies (and lawyers, doctors, etc.), and more. This can be very time-consuming and can be emotionally draining. Having to constantly revisit the circumstances of a loved one’s passing is not easy.

However, it is also not necessary. Your Manhattan accidental death attorney can handle these various tasks for you. This allows you to focus more on the emotional well-being of you and your family during this difficult time.

Negotiating for a Fair Payout

You may begin pursuing compensation by filing a lawsuit against the negligent party. However, it is critical that you understand how insurance companies operate when claimants seek compensation.

Typically, insurers prioritize their own financial interests. Some may try to convince you to settle for less than your claim is worth if you work with them directly. This does not need to happen. Our attorneys at Shulman & Hill are prepared to negotiate aggressively on your behalf. If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we can go to trial to seek a favorable verdict.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we understand that coping with the sudden loss of a loved one is remarkably difficult. Our team of Manhattan accidental death lawyers are prepared to help you by employing the same meticulous approach that has allowed us to secure millions of dollars in compensation for our various clients over the years. To learn more, schedule a free legal consultation online, or call us today at 212.221.1000.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation


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