New York Wrongful Death Attorneys
Compassionate Support and Knowledgeable Guidance During this Difficult Time
There is nothing more shocking and emotionally devastating than to suddenly lose a loved one. The unexpected death of a parent, spouse, or child can leave a family in turmoil, and the loss of support and companionship that the loved one provided can have ramifications that last a lifetime.
If a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of an individual, business, or facility, then it is considered a wrongful death, and our legal system allows those left behind to seek compensation for the resultant:
- Loss of guidance
- And companionship
This compensation would be in addition to the compensation for the deceased’s pain and suffering prior to death.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death can arise out of a broad range of causes including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Defective/hazardous products
- Medical malpractice
- Unmarked hazards in businesses or public areas
Corporations and insurance companies have tremendous resources to thwart the efforts of families who are trying to receive fair and just compensation. At Law Firm of D.F. Truhowsky, we understand these challenges and can fight for you.
Our team has years of experience advocating for the rights of our clients and have obtained millions of dollars in compensation on their behalf. As we are paid on a contingency fee basis, there are no upfront costs to you (in most cases).
Compensation for Wrongful Death: Severe Bed Sores Contribute to Patient’s Rapid Demise
We obtained a significant 6-figure settlement from a Bronx nursing home for the family of a deceased elderly patient. The gentleman developed and suffered from a Stage 4 pressure ulcer (bed sore) for the last 5 weeks of his life that became severely infected and contributed to his death. This case was settled within just 2 months of the lawsuit being filed.
Can I Sue For Emotional Distress?
If you are the victim of the wrongful death of your loved one, our lawyers are here to help you take legal action right away! It is not uncommon for such a trauma to cause lasting emotional distress.
Emotional distress may show itself by negatively impacting your life through:
- Lack of sleep
- Difficulty driving
- Other mental and physical health ailments
How Can You Prove Emotional Distress?
While we understanding that no amount of money can truly compensate for the trauma of losing a loved one to wrongful death, you may benefit from financial compensation to help you cope.
In order to win an emotional distress case, you must provide proof. Proof can come in the form of friends and/or family testifying or in other ways that you are able to show that your daily life has been negatively hindered due to your distress.
Have additional questions regarding medical malpractice? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more.