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Queens Accidental Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one unexpectedly is one of the most painful experiences a person can experience. To make matters worse, in addition to the immediate grief you will likely face, you may also suffer financial losses that may affect your life for years to come.

For example, if your spouse passed away and he or she was the primary earner in your household, you may now be forced to adjust to a life without their income. This can be a major change that can have lasting effects on the future of you and your family. While nothing can make up for the loss of a family member, it is important to note that if a loved one died suddenly as a result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.

Have you lost someone close to you in the Queens, New York area? Do you have reason to suspect they would still be here if another party had not been negligent? If so, it may be worth reviewing your case with a Queens accidental death attorney.

At Shulman & Hill, our compassionate accidental death lawyers in Queens are prepared to help you pursue the compensation that you may be entitled to. Schedule your free legal consultation to learn more.

Queens Accidental Death Cases: What You Need to Know

You may have grounds to file a lawsuit seeking compensation after a loved one’s passing if the circumstances meet the criteria to qualify as an accidental or wrongful death under New York State law. To prove you are entitled to compensation, you must show that:

  • The decedent’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence.
  • If your loved one had not died but was injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, they would have had the right to seek compensation for their medical bills and other losses.
  • As a result of their death, the decedent’s survivors suffered losses. Those who can typically seek compensation in a Queens wrongful death case include the decedent’s spouse, children, or parents.

Common Examples of Queens Accidental Death Cases

An accidental death is one that occurred not because another party actively targeted them, but because they were negligent in some capacity. Some causes of Queens accidental death cases include (but are not limited to) the following:

Schedule a free consultation at our personal injury law firm in the Queens area to learn more. If you are not sure whether your case qualifies as accidental death, we can review the details to determine if you may have grounds for a lawsuit.

Seeking Compensation in a Queens Accidental Death Case

Your Queens accidental death lawyers will review the unique details of your case to determine the best way to pursue compensation. This will likely involve filing a lawsuit against the negligent party. However, if your loved one died in a workplace accident, you may qualify for survivor benefits through workers’ compensation.

Losses that one can seek compensation for can be wide-ranging and vary on a case-by-case basis. Examples include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses: If the accident that caused your loved one’s death left them in need of medical care before they eventually passed away, you may be entitled to compensation to cover these medical bills.

How an Accidental Death Law Firm in the Queens Area Can Help

Hiring personal injury lawyers in the Queens area to represent you when seeking compensation after a loved one’s wrongful or accidental death can be the key to optimizing your chances of recovering compensation. The following are some of the critical ways attorneys at Shulman & Hill can help:

Investigating the Accident

It is not always immediately clear whose negligence may have caused a loved one’s death. Consider the example of someone dying in a car accident involving a tractor-trailer. In many cases, the negligent party would be the other driver. However, it is possible that the accident was the result of the truck company’s failure to inspect their vehicles prior to delivery or to give drivers a sufficient amount of rest breaks.

Knowing who is responsible for compensating you is crucial. At Shulman & Hill, we can leverage our resources in the Queens area to investigate your loved one’s passing and identify all possible negligent parties.

Pursuing Compensation

Our lawyers will review the extent of your losses in order to better negotiate for fair compensation on your behalf. They may take into account any medical bills for your loved one’s treatment, the salary your loved one would have earned had they lived, their age, and the number of dependents they had.


The negligent party and their insurer may not always be inclined to fully compensate you for your losses. If you choose to represent yourself, some insurance companies may convince you to settle for less than your claim is worth. Our team of Queens personal injury attorneys can fight for a fair settlement offer that accounts for your long-term well-being.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we understand that losing a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence is a devastating and life-changing experience. Over the years, our personal injury lawyers in the Queens area have helped families take the first steps towards healing and closure. To date, we have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

Schedule a free legal consultation online to learn more about how we can help you, or call us today at (555) 555-5555. You will only pay for your services if and when we recover compensation on your behalf.


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

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

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


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