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Manhattan Wrongful 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, you may rely on a spouse to provide financially for your family. If they were to pass away suddenly, you could be forced to quickly adjust to a new financial situation. At the same time, you may face burial expenses, medical bills, and other costs you could not have foreseen.

If you lost a loved one in the Manhattan area and their passing resulted from someone else’s careless or reckless behavior, you could pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Contact Shulman & Hill, a Manhattan personal injury law firm, to learn more. One of our Manhattan wrongful 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 to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at 866.311.5673.

Manhattan Wrongful Death Cases: What You Need to Know

Manhattan wrongful death cases are often complex. You may want to consult with the team at a personal injury law firm in Manhattan to learn whether you have the right to compensation for losses associated with your loved one’s passing. You may be entitled to fair compensation if you can show that:

  • Your loved one died because of another party’s careless or reckless actions.
  • Had your loved one survived the incident but been injured, they could have filed a personal injury lawsuit for their financial losses.
  • You and other surviving family members incurred specific compensable losses due to your loved one’s passing.

Those entitled to compensation in Manhattan wrongful death cases typically include the decedent’s spouse and children. Depending on the circumstances, a personal representative designated by the deceased individual’s will or a judge could be responsible for handling legal action relating to the estate.

Wrongful death cases are complicated, especially when you are coping with losing someone close to you. Our legal team has extensive experience handling wrongful death and personal injury claims in Manhattan and throughout New York. Let us help you pursue the wrongful death compensation you deserve for the untimely loss of your loved one.

Seeking Compensation in Manhattan Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death claim aims to ease the financial burden associated with losing a loved one. The economic losses for which you may be compensated after a loved one’s wrongful death depend on the facts of your case but may include the following:

Funeral, Burial, and Medical Costs

You could seek compensation for funeral expenses and burial costs. You may also seek to recover the cost of your loved one’s medical expenses incurred before they passed away.

Lost Financial Support

Your finances may change dramatically without your loved one’s income. You could pursue compensation for the loss of income the deceased individual could have earned during their lifetime had they not passed away.

Pain and Suffering

You might also be entitled to compensation for losses that can be more difficult to quantify when filing a claim or lawsuit. Such non-economic damages include pain and suffering your loved one experienced due to their fatal injuries.

Whether you lost your loved one to a fatal car accident, medical error, or some other event where a party was negligent in causing your loved one’s death, our team has the knowledge and resources to help. During your free consultation, we can review your case and advise you on your legal options, so you can make informed decisions about your next steps. If you hire us, we can handle your case on a contingency-fee basis, so you do not have the financial strain of paying for legal services upfront.

How a Manhattan Wrongful Death Law Firm Can Help You

If you have grounds to pursue a wrongful death action against the liable party, Shulman & Hill’s skilled personal injury attorneys can help you pursue justice in the following key ways:

Conducting a Thorough Investigation

It may not be clear whose wrongful conduct resulted in your loved one’s tragic accident. For instance, if they died in a car accident, the at-fault party may be another driver, but other responsible parties could be involved. Other liable parties may include:

  • Third-party driver who was reckless or careless
  • Municipal agency that failed to maintain the road free of hazards
  • Construction company that failed to remove or warn of road hazards
  • Manufacturer or distributor of defective car parts that caused the accident
  • A mechanic or company that failed to perform adequate vehicle maintenance and repairs

Since wrongful death claims can arise from a wide variety of situations, determining liability and holding the at-fault party accountable often requires a thorough investigation. The skilled attorneys at our wrongful death law firm near Manhattan have the experience necessary to do so. We aim to hold the responsible parties accountable for the tragic losses they caused with their wrongful actions.

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 legal paperwork, gather and present evidence, and correspond with insurance companies, lawyers, and doctors. The legal process can be very time-consuming and draining while you are grieving. Having to constantly revisit the circumstances of a loved one’s passing is not easy. It is also not necessary for you to handle this on your own.

A Manhattan wrongful death attorney with Shulman & Hill can handle these tasks for you. We can pursue the party responsible for your losses, so you can focus on the emotional well-being of yourself and your family during this difficult time.

Negotiating for a Fair Payout

You may begin pursuing compensation by filing a claim with the responsible party’s insurance carrier. It is critical to understand how insurance companies operate when claimants seek compensation for medical bills, loss of income, and other damages.

Typically, insurers prioritize their own financial interests by minimizing payouts. Some may try to convince you to settle for less than your claim is worth if you work with them directly. A legal representative can guide you through the claims process and negotiate for appropriate compensation.

While we cannot guarantee a specific outcome, the dedicated attorneys at Shulman & Hill are prepared to negotiate aggressively on your behalf. If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial to seek a fair verdict.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Within the Statue of Limitations

New York’s statute of limitations for bringing a wrongful death action is typically two years according to EPTL § 5-4.1. However, this deadline can vary depending on your case details. Our legal team is aware of applicable deadlines for Manhattan wrongful death cases. We can help keep your case on track and complete filings within the legal time limit while you focus on your family’s well-being.

Types of Manhattan Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death is a legal term that covers a wide range of scenarios. It applies when someone dies because another party was unreasonably careless or reckless. Potential causes of wrongful death include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

No matter what caused your loved one’s fatal accident, you may have a legal right to pursue justice and financial compensation from the responsible party. The compassionate personal injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill can help you file a claim for compensation.

Choose Shulman & Hill for a Manhattan Wrongful Death Action

At Shulman & Hill, we understand that coping with the sudden loss of a loved one is remarkably difficult. Our team of Manhattan wrongful death lawyers is prepared to help you by employing the same meticulous approach that has allowed us to secure millions of dollars in compensation. We have spent years successfully advocating for personal injury and wrongful death clients in Manhattan and throughout New York’s five boroughs. Let our law office provide the legal support you need during this tragic time.

To learn how we can help you seek monetary damages from the parties responsible for your loved one’s loss, call us today at 866.311.5673. One of our skilled wrongful death attorneys can review your case and advise you on your legal options. Reaching out to us is risk and cost-free, and you won’t owe us anything until your case is won or settled. Call now.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


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