Fatal Auto Accident Lawyer New York
Losing a loved one in a car accident is one of the most devastating events that can happen to you. It is sudden, violent, and completely unexpected. There is a sense of outrage that someone has been unjustly taken away from you and a feeling of helplessness that there is nothing you can do to change what happened. When the fatal accident was the result of the negligence, recklessness, or other malfeasance of another person, the surviving family members typically not only want answers, they want justice.
Although the majority of times accidents occur no criminal charges are brought against anyone involved, including deadly accidents, that does not mean there is not at least some way to hold the responsible party accountable. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident, you may have the right to bring a wrongful death suit against the person who caused the accident. A wrongful death suit entitles you to monetary compensation, which of course will not bring the deceased back, but it will at least alleviate some of the financial burdens that come with losing a love one.
Generally, in a wrongful death claim, you are entitled to the loss of income you depended on from the deceased, lost future wages, funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of services, and compensation for any pain and suffering the deceased experienced while still alive after the accident. Loss of services refers to the benefits of the relationship you enjoyed with the deceased. However, while the type of compensation you are entitled to is clear, the amount of compensation you deserve is difficult to calculate and prove to the court. For example, quantifying the loss of services of your spouse or child is very subjective and you may not know what evidence to use to calculate a monetary value. Doing so may also make you extremely upset and uncomfortable, as nobody would choose to quantify the relationship they had with someone they just lost. This is just one of many reasons why you should hire an expert to handle your wrongful death claim if you lose someone in an auto accident caused by someone else’ negligence.
The lawyers at Munawar & Andrews Santillo LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) are highly experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who have won wrongful death claims for their clients. We are aware of how emotionally trying pursuing a claim while mourning the loss of a loved one can be, and we are prepared to offer you all the various kinds of support you will need to get the compensation you deserve. We work tirelessly on our clients’ behalf and will bring in a range of experts to establish all the facets of your claim as necessary. Typically we work closely with an economist to assess the monetary value of your losses, an accident investigator to prove who caused the crash, and medical experts to determine the cause of death and whether or not the deceased experienced pain and suffering before he or she died. When you work with one of our attorneys, you can focus on the grieving and healing process because you can be assured that we are zealously representing your interests and maximizing your chances of getting you the most compensation possible. To speak with one of our lawyers and find out more, call us today at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE CONSULTATION
Some common examples of the type of negligent acts committed by drivers that cause fatal auto accidents are:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on the phone while driving without a hands-free device
- Drinking alcohol or intoxicated in some other form
- Failing to obey traffic signals and signs
- Over-aggressive driving
- Failure to notice a barrier or hazard
You should also know that accidents are not only caused by other drivers. Accidents are also often caused by unsafe conditions or hazards for which the city or another third party is typically responsible, such as:
- Poorly marked lanes
- Missing or broken manhole covers
- Missing stop signs
- Broken traffic lights
- Missing or defective barriers
- Defective or unsafe railroad crossing
- Dangerous objects left in the roadway
- Improper construction of streets
- Water buildup
- Negligent repairs or maintenance
- Collapsed roads or bridges
- Missing guardrails
- Vegetation or foliage that obstructs drivers’ view
- Any other hazard or lack of safety measure that should have been in place
When you seek to hold the city responsible for an accident, proving your case can be even more difficult because you will need to establish that a safety mechanism either did not work or should have been in place. To do this, you almost certainly will need expert investigators and witnesses to prove your allegations. Also, the city has a team of attorneys who will be there to refute your claim every step of the way, but if you arm yourself with the right attorney and experts, you can confidently pursue a wrongful death claim against anyone, even the city. To find out more, continue reading, or call (212)-400-4000 or email email@example.com for a FREE CONSULTATION.
If you call now, our office will provide you with a full analysis of your situation and assessment of your claim. If you wait too long to file your claim, you could be barred from pursuing it in the future under New York Statute of Limitations law. Especially if you are filing a claim against the city, you have an even shorter deadline to work with. It is also vital that you take action and consult a lawyer right away because there can be a lot of information to gather and process in a short period of time, and having all the necessary evidence organized and well-presented will make your claim as strong as possible.
And remember, we do not get paid unless we win your case, so you do not have to worry about being able to afford representation for your fatal auto accident claim. The consolation is free, and we only collect if you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. Our attorneys are ready and determined to use their expertise to support you and your family in the fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact a New York Fatal Law Accident Lawyer today at (212)-400-4000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for FREE CONSULTATION
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