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Wrongful Death / Negligence

Real Help When Negligence Claims A Loved One’s Life

When wrongful or negligent behavior causes a death, our New York law firm, Barasch & McGarry, advocates vigorously on behalf of your family to help hold the responsible parties accountable.

We know money is no substitute for a lost loved one but we understand how compensation can provide security from financial instabilities caused by the death. It is our hope that through the process of determining responsibility and receiving compensation, we can give your family a sense of closure and eventually peace. On behalf of spouses and dependent children, and sometimes surviving parents, we pursue:

Economic damages:

  • Lost future earnings
  • Loss of support

Noneconomic damages:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of service

Expenses & Punitive damages:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Punitive damages

Do Not Delay — A Two-Year Limit Applies

It may be difficult to think long-term so soon after the death of a loved one, but it is immensely beneficial to discuss the deadly accident with a qualified wrongful death attorney. A wrongful death action in New York must be filed under strict deadlines, and any delay can result in lost evidence and may irreparably damage your case. Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of a death or one year from the date you reasonably should have known that someone else was responsible for the death.

Once you suspect negligence played a role in the death, you should contact an attorney and provide as much information as possible — medical records, the death certificate, accident or police reports, and information about the wrongdoer or possible witnesses. This information can hasten the evaluation process. The sooner you contact us, the faster and more efficiently a lawyer at our firm can work on your case and ensure crucial evidence is found and preserved.

Any type of personal injury accident that is fatal can be the basis of a wrongful death claim, including a car accident, truck accident, bike accident or motorcycle accident.

We Fight To Get Your Life Back After The Death Of A Family Member

No matter what type of accident claims the life of your loved one, our attorneys offer the caliber of representation you need to get past the tragedy. Do not hesitate to take advantage of the knowledgeable and resourceful lawyers at our firm.

Contact Us

For a free consultation with a Barasch & McGarry wrongful death & negligence attorney, call 888-746-8212 or contact us online.

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