Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a devastating experience, and moving on can take a lot of strength. You may also find it difficult to determine what damages you can recover. With our compassionate lawyers by your side, you do not have to go through the legal process alone. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we handle every aspect of your claim so that you can focus on your family. We want to give you the best chance of achieving the compensation and justice you deserve.
If you lost a loved one due to wrongful death, you might be entitled to compensation for funeral costs and more. Having an experienced lawyer by your side increases the likelihood of a successful outcome. Due to the complexity of these claims, our legal team can help you understand what types of damages you may recover and negotiate with insurance companies to achieve a fair settlement.
What Funeral Costs Can You Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
Every wrongful death case is different, so the compensation you recover is based on the costs of your damages. When it comes to funeral costs, New York law allows victims to recover reasonable expenses, which typically include the following:
- Basic funeral service fees
- Casket costs
- Cremation casket and fee
- Transfer to funeral home
- Embalming and other preparation
- Facility rental costs
- Memorial package
- Funeral plots
- Obituary publication
- Death certificate fees
Because New York law does not precisely define reasonable, insurance companies may try to offer you an unfair settlement by claiming aspects of your funeral costs are unnecessary. While expenses like catering and expensive caskets or urns may be considered unreasonable, our passionate lawyers do everything they can to fight for the compensation you deserve and build a strong claim to protect your rights.
How Can a Lawyer Help Recover Funeral Costs in Your Wrongful Death Claim?
After losing a loved one due to another party’s negligence, you may not know how to proceed. You should prioritize yourself, your family, and healing instead of worrying about the legal process. Contacting an understanding and trustworthy lawyer allows you to do this. Our legal team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe may manage every aspect of your claim to help you recover damages for funeral costs, including the following:
- Conducting a thorough investigation of your claim
- Gathering evidence and important information
- Answering all your legal questions
- Identifying a liable party
- Calculating your claim’s worth
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Filing your claim properly
- Interviewing witnesses
- Utilizing resources like medical professionals and other specialists
If someone else’s reckless actions resulted in your loved one’s passing, you should not have to worry about funeral expenses or dealing with insurance companies to recover damages. Our reliable and dedicated attorneys provide legal services you can trust, so you can take the time you need to grieve. We can listen to your story and take the weight of the legal process off your shoulders so that you can have a less stressful experience.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Seasoned New York Wrongful Death Lawyer at the Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe
After losing a loved one because another party neglected their duty of care, you deserve to take the time to mourn your loss instead of worrying about funeral costs. Contacting an experienced lawyer to build a strong claim and fight for you may better your chance of achieving the compensation you deserve for your losses. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we can build a strong claim and fight for your rights.
We understand that every wrongful death case requires customized legal strategies, so we work with you every step of the way to develop the most effective plan for your claim. We negotiate with insurance companies to achieve a successful outcome, but we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. You can schedule a complimentary case consultation by calling 516-358-6900 or filling out our contact form. For more information about our lawyers and services, subscribe to the Cohen & Jaffe YouTube Channel.
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