It is hard enough to cope with a sudden and violent death in the family. It is all the more difficult if your loved one was killed by a careless or reckless driver. A wrongful death lawsuit holds that driver accountable and compensates the surviving family members.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, works to maximize damages for the financial hardships and the tangible loss of that person’s presence in your life. Our compassionate legal team also helps with the immediate aftermath of a fatal accident, including dealing with insurance adjusters.
We take on the burdens. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our Long Island wrongful death attorneys handle wrongful death accidents in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and throughout New York City. Se habla español.
A wrongful death lawsuit is brought on behalf of the surviving spouse, minor children, parents, siblings or next of kin. There are two elements to a wrongful death claim: liability (fault) and damages (compensation).
Veteran trial lawyers Richard Jaffe and Stephen Cohen have handled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases, including many recoveries for wrongful death. They guide a prompt and thorough investigation to establish liability, whatever the circumstances:
We may hire accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to establish liability. We often work with other professionals such as economists to project lost earnings of the deceased. In our experience, the most important “consultants” are the surviving family members adjusting to life without the deceased.
Richard Jaffe spends a lot of time with wrongful death clients so that he can understand all the ways that the person is missed, from paychecks and household chores to companionship and homework help. He is skilled at expressing the profound loss in terms that get the attention of insurance negotiators or jury members.