If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, you could secure financial recovery for your expenses. Our team has recovered millions of dollars for families who have lost loved ones, and we are committed to seeing your case through to the end.
A wrongful death lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is ready to get to work on your case. With our help, you could secure compensation for your loved one’s final medical bills and other related damages.
You Pay Nothing Upfront for Our Help
We work on a contingency-fee-basis. As our client, this means:
- You do not pay anything at the beginning of our working relationship.
- We get paid from the money we get for you––and only if we win your case.
- You pay nothing out of pocket for our help.
We will discuss the terms of our payment structure once you meet with us. We do not want the cost of hiring a wrongful death lawyer in Huntington to be among your financial concerns. Our goals are your goals; you could hire our team at no economic risk to you.
Wrongful Death Incidents that We Can Help You Sue for
If your loved one passed away due to the negligence of someone else, we can handle your case.
Motor Vehicle Accident
If your loved one was hit by a truck, car, or bus, we can determine liability for your losses. We can build your case by consulting accident reconstruction specialists, viewing traffic camera footage, and evaluating the police report.
New York is a no-fault state, according to the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). With this in mind, we can help you file a claim with your own insurer or pursue damages from the at-fault driver.
Slip and Fall Accident
If your loved one passed away after falling on another party’s property, we can prove how the property owner was negligent. We can also use your loved one’s medical records to determine the severity of their injuries and interview witnesses to the accident.
Premises Liability Accident
Although slip and fall accidents are a subset of premises liability, this practice area also includes things like:
- Workplace accidents
- Dog bites
We can identify the hazard that led to your loved one’s passing and, with our findings, build your case.
Nursing Home Abuse
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) says that elder abuse puts seniors at a higher risk of premature death. If your loved one was mistreated in their nursing home or did not receive adequate care, we can hold the nursing home’s administration financially accountable.
If your loved one did not receive adequate medical care because of a negligent healthcare provider, we can file a claim or lawsuit to recover damages. We can gather evidence, consult medical experts, and review your loved one’s medical records to determine what led to your loved one’s passing.
We handle additional practice areas than those listed above. A wrongful death lawyer serving Huntington with our firm can evaluate your case and determine what course of action could benefit you.
Compensable Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
Upon evaluating your situation, we will categorize your losses into either economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the direct financial losses due to your loved one’s passing and can include things like:
- Funeral costs. These expenses can include your loved one’s memorial service, burial plot, cremation, and embalming.
- Final medical costs. We can determine the cost of your loved one’s end-of-life care, and pursue these costs accordingly.
- Lost wages. If your loved one was the financial backbone of their household, we can determine the value of their lost income and request this money from the liable insurer.
Your non-economic damages will not have direct financial values but still can be recovered through a claim or lawsuit. Some examples include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance and household benefits
Depending on the nature of your case, you could recover other types of losses.
We Can Determine the Value of Your Case
When we enter into negotiations with the insurance company, we will need to understand the total cost of your losses. We will base the value of your case on the following factors:
- The nature of your loved one’s passing
- The financial cost of your losses, which we will calculate based on your loved one’s medical bills and other documentation
- The severity of your loved one’s injuries
- The value of your loved one’s lost income
We can also interview you and your family members to determine the emotional impact of your loved one’s passing.
New York’s Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
EPT §5-4.1 generally grants you two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file your wrongful death lawsuit. Our team can review whether any circumstances give you more time to act.
If you do not file your lawsuit within this window of opportunity, you risk having the courts dismiss your case. This noncompliance would effectively reduce your financial recovery options.
How Long Will It Take to Resolve Your Case?
Our goal is to recover fair compensation for your losses, although we acknowledge that this can take some time. We prioritize fair outcomes over speed.
It could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to resolve your case. You can trust that we will provide you with regular updates so that you are “in the loop” about your legal matters.
Connect with the Attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today
Our team of wrongful death lawyers in Huntington is prepared to handle everything involved with your case. We can file your case, negotiate a settlement, and bring your case to court (if necessary).
While your case unfolds in court, you only have to worry about focusing on yourself and your loved ones. To begin a free case evaluation with our team, call (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Huntington, call 516-358-6900