Losing a loved one is already hard enough, and when it’s due to someone else’s negligence, it can be all the more devastating. In this hard time, you deserve compassionate legal representation that will fight for your rights and the justice you deserve. Having a lawyer to handle your claim will allow you and your family to grieve without worrying about legal matters.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we understand that every wrongful death claim is different. With our years of experience and extensive knowledge of New York law, we can develop a customized plan for your circumstances. We handle every aspect of your claim, including gathering evidence and essential information. Our efficient team will help you understand what evidence you need to prove your claim and how to acquire these documents.
6 Documents You Need When Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in New York
If you lost a family member or loved one due to another party’s negligence, you may not know what you need to protect your rights and ensure the liable party is held accountable. Our highly skilled team is here to help you understand and gather the evidence you need to prove your claim, which includes the following:
A death certificate is necessary because it states the cause and manner of death. A qualified person can obtain a death certificate by ordering it from the funeral home director. New York City Health outlines other ways to order a death certificate, and we may help you acquire this document for your claim.
If your loved one received medical treatment for any injuries or was a medical malpractice victim, their records are essential for your claim. These documents show diagnoses, test results, prescriptions, treatments, and other notes that could help prove wrongful death.
If the police were involved in your wrongful death investigation, the report that details their findings could be helpful evidence. Police reports will also contain officers’ notes on the incident, which could be a key element to your claim.
Photos and Videos
Photos and videos are one of the most important pieces of evidence because they capture events in real-time. For example, if your loved one suffered injuries due to a healthcare worker’s negligence, photos of their injuries and any other important details can point to the cause.
Depending on your specific circumstances, someone may have witnessed the events that resulted in your loved one’s wrongful death. If so, their statement could be a valuable piece of evidence. We may interview the witness and ask for any information they have. If you do not know of any witnesses, we may access video footage revealing people who saw the incident.
Tax Returns and Pay Stubs
These documents show how much your loved one earned, which may help us determine your claim’s value. With this proof, you may receive compensation for the wages your loved one would have made.
Consult a Professional New York Wrongful Death Attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
Moving on after losing a loved one to wrongful death takes a lot of strength. While receiving financial compensation for your losses will not bring your loved one back, it will help pay for the financial aspects that you are dealing with during this difficult time. Our understanding attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe can support you every step of the way and help you gather the evidence you need to prove your claim.
We have worked on every type of wrongful death claim, so we have the skills and resources to take on any challenge, regardless of circumstances. Our lawyers can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and present solid evidence to achieve compensation for your losses. Give us a call at 516-358-6900 or fill out our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation. For more information about our team and services, subscribe to our Cohen & Jaffe YouTube Channel.
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