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 struggles for years to come. In some cases, the deceased used to be the primary financial provider for their family. If they were to pass away unexpectedly, paying the bills and raising a family would become more difficult.

While money cannot replace a loved person’s presence in one’s life, it is important to understand that you may be entitled to compensation if the death was the result of someone else’s negligence. Review your case with a Brooklyn accidental death attorney at Shulman & Hill to learn more.

Examples of Brooklyn Accidental Death Cases

Accidental death cases can take many forms. The following are merely a few potential fatal accidents:

  • Car accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Workplace hazards
  • Dangerous conditions on someone’s property
  • Animal attacks
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Pedestrian accidents

It is hard to discover whether the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing justify filing a claim or lawsuit against a negligent party. 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 justified in filing 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, children, parents, and the personal representative of their estate.

How an Accidental Death Law Firm in Brooklyn Helps

Coordinating with a personal injury law firm in Brooklyn when seeking compensation after a loved one’s death is a helpful decision for several reasons. The following are among the key benefits of working with a Brooklyn accidental death lawyer:

Determining who is liable

Pursuing compensation when a loved one’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence may involve filing a claim against their insurance or taking them to court. Before you can proceed with either, you need to learn who the negligent party is. Instances like this explain why it is essential to enlist the help of experts who have access to all resources necessary and will investigate your loved one’s death. It is more possible to determine the party responsible for compensating you with a full investigation being conducted.

For instance, if your loved one died in an elevator accident, the negligent party may be the property owner if the accident happened due to failure to perform proper maintenance. However, it is also possible the elevator was defective. If the accident occurred because at the fault of the designer or manufacturer overlooking a defect, they may be responsible for compensating.

Important to note that there are instances in which multiple parties are responsible for providing compensation. Your attorneys role is to make sure you hold all negligent parties accountable.

Calculating how much your claim is worth

You can seek compensation for numerous losses after a loved one’s accidental death, such as:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost income
  • Medical bills, and more.

If you do not have a legal background, determining how much compensation you may be entitled to 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 to calculate how much compensation you should seek.


Once you know who is responsible for compensating you, the claim process can begin. When you file an accidental death claim, an insurer’s response can typically be to prioritize their own financial interests. They may lead you to the thought that your claim can be denied by arguing you have not proven the insured’s negligence. In the case when they cannot deny your claim entirely, the insurance company might still try to pay out less than required.

Expert representation from a trained professional will benefit 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. Although the ideal goal is to reach an appropriate settlement, if the case escalates, we are prepared to go to court and fight on your behalf.

Handling the claims process

Negotiating is just one element of the claims process. Pursuing compensation may 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 strive to treat our clients with compassion while also offering aggressive representation on their behalf.

Most importantly, we do not make vague or general promises. We clearly demonstrate how we are qualified to handle your case by referencing our numerous past successes. To learn more, call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule a free case evaluation online.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation


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