New York Wrongful Death Attorney
Caring & Professional Assistance for You & Your Family
Unfortunately, some accidents are so severe, they result in the death of a family member or another loved one. If that death occurred as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the surviving family members may bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.
If you have lost someone you care about, you deserve the guidance of a professional and caring New York wrongful death attorney. At The Paris Law Group, PC, that is exactly what you will receive. Our team is willing to dedicate time and attention to you and your family. We will be available to answer your questions and alleviate your legal concerns throughout the entire process.
Call us today at (888) 365-4940 or contact us online to speak to an attorney about your situation. We can also serve clients in Spanish and Russian.
Handling All Types of Fatal Accidents
A wrongful death action may arise from an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident, medical malpractice, or another unfortunate event. We handle all types of wrongful death cases and have a strong record of results on behalf of our clients.
You can count on our New York wrongful death attorney to help you pursue compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income
- Medical bills
- Loss of companionship
In some cases, eligible individuals may also be able to pursue additional types of wrongful death damages, such as punitive damages. Our founding attorney, Jason Paris, can go over your specific options with you during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Who Can Bring a Claim for Wrongful Death Benefits in New York?
In New York, a wrongful death claim can only be brought by certain individuals who are statutory beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate. This includes the spouse, child, or parent of the deceased. Additionally, the personal representative can bring the claim. Typically, other relatives, such as siblings or cousins cannot bring a claim, though it depends on the facts of the case.
If you are unsure whether you should bring a claim or who should bring the claim in your case, speak to an attorney at our firm. We can help you understand your rights and the process to bring a claim in New York.
Helping Those Left Behind After a Car Accident
If your loved one passed away in a New York City car accident, we understand this is a difficult time for your family. If you are like most families, you need time to mourn your loss in peace. At the same time, there are legal processes that are best handled through an investigation beginning immediately. A compassionate, experienced law firm, such as The Paris Law Group, PC, can take legal burdens off your shoulders while moving forward in preparation for a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.
Money cannot bring back your loved one; everyone intuitively understands this reality. However, financial resources obtained through a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family cope and move forward without your loved one’s previous contributions to family life. Many clients of The Paris Law Group, PC are gratified by a feeling that justice has been done when a verdict or settlement underscores the impact of a driver’s negligence.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York?
In New York, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years from the date of death. This is different from the typical three-year statute of limitations on most personal injury claims in the state. If you fail to bring a wrongful death action within two years, you will almost assuredly be unable to recover damages.
Although you have two years to file a wrongful death claim in New York, it is better to act even sooner. The sooner our team is able to begin an investigation of the facts surrounding your loved one’s death, the better able we will be to build a comprehensive, evidence-based picture of what happened and who is liable. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed, memories can fade, and building a case can become far more difficult; we urge you to reach out to The Paris Law Group, PC as soon as possible to discuss your case with our experienced and proven New York wrongful death attorney.
No-Fee, No-Obligation Consultations
If you decide to work with our law firm, we are prepared to begin our work in the background while your family takes time to grieve. We will be here when you need us—and in the meantime, our lawyers will get your case underway and move toward obtaining financial relief your family is eligible for after a painful loss.
We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees. This means you pay no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses. Instead, our we only collect attorney’s fees if and when we win your case. If we don’t secure compensation for you, you don’t pay.
To learn more, including how The Paris Law Group, PC can help you fight for justice, call us at (888) 365-4940 or contact us online.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.