What Damages Are Available After A Wrongful Death?
Experiencing the death of someone you love from a fatal accident will change your and your family’s life forever. If another person’s negligence led to a fatal injury, a lawyer can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit for conscious pain and suffering, financial losses and the loss of parental guidance.
George S. Bellantoni, Attorney at Law, provides compassionate and knowledgeable counsel after motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice or other tragic accidents that result in the death of a loved one in New York. While he understands that no sum of money can erase the pain of losing a loved one, he is committed to pursuing a just outcome that helps ease the financial and emotional stresses you are facing.
Conscious Pain And Suffering
The decedent’s estate can recover compensation for any conscious pain and suffering. Conscious means that the decedent must have been aware of the pain, and it applies from the time of the accident until the death of the decedent.
Individuals who suffered a financial loss — also referred to as a pecuniary loss — resulting from the death of the decedent may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Financial losses may include medical expenses, funeral costs or the loss of a potential inheritance. Those who were financially dependent on the decedent may also have grounds to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
Loss Of Parental Guidance
Children of the decedent can seek to recover compensation for the loss of parental guidance. This is true for both minor children as well as adult children. However, you cannot sue for mental anguish or for pain and suffering you experienced from the accident.
Turn To George S. Bellantoni
Wrongful death cases are complex, and reaching a successful outcome requires a thorough analysis of the facts of your case. Attorney George S. Bellantoni provides close, ongoing legal advice throughout the process. He will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your situation to help you determine the best option going forward in Westchester County and the surrounding communities.
He prepares for the possibility of a trial from his first meeting with you. While he is often able to reach favorable settlements outside of court, he has broad experience litigating cases in court. He knows how to construct a strong case and will use this experience to strongly advocate for your needs before a judge and jury.