Losing a loved one is never easy, and the pain is even greater when their death is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else. In such situations, it is important to seek justice and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

If you or a loved one has suffered the loss of a family member due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the Brooklyn wrongful death lawyers at Held, Held, & Held are here to help.

With years of experience, our team of compassionate and dedicated Brooklyn wrongful death lawyers understands the emotional and financial toll that a loss can take on a family. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation and support, and we will fight tirelessly to secure the compensation they deserve.

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Who Can Be Held Liable in Wrongful Death Claims?

Wrongful death claims can arise from many circumstances, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, or workplace accidents. In general, any individual or entity whose negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions caused or contributed to the death can be held liable in a wrongful death claim.

Some common parties that may be held liable in wrongful death claims include:

  • Individuals — This can include drivers who caused a fatal car accident, doctors who committed medical malpractice leading to death, or individuals who acted with intentional misconduct that caused the death.
  • Companies — Companies may be held liable if a defective product, a workplace accident, or any other type of negligence or wrongdoing caused the death.
  • Government agencies — If a death was caused by the negligence of a government agency, such as a police department, a wrongful death claim may be brought against the agency.
  • Property owners — Property owners may be held liable if their failure to maintain their property led to death, such as a slip and fall accident.

What Compensation Can Surviving Family Members Seek?

Surviving family members may be able to seek various types of compensation in a wrongful death claim. The specific damages available will depend on the circumstances of the case and the laws of the state where the claim is filed.

Some common types of compensation that may be available in a wrongful death claim include:

  • Economic damages — Economic damages are intended to compensate for the financial losses that the surviving family members have suffered as a result of the death. This can include loss of income, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other related costs.
  • Non-economic damages — Non-economic damages are intended to compensate for the non-financial losses that the surviving family members have suffered as a result of the death. This can include pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress.
  • Punitive damages — Punitive damages may be awarded in cases where the responsible party acted with egregious negligence or intentional misconduct. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the responsible party and deter similar conduct in the future.

How Can a Wrongful Death Lawyer Help Me?

A wrongful death lawyer can help you seek justice and compensation for the loss of a loved one caused by the negligence or misconduct of others. They can investigate the circumstances surrounding the death, identify responsible parties, and build a strong case to hold them accountable.

A wrongful death lawyer can also provide guidance and support throughout the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected and you receive fair compensation for your losses.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct is a devastating experience.

The Brooklyn wrongful death lawyers at Held, Held, & Held are here to help you seek justice and compensation for your loss. With our extensive experience and compassionate approach, we will fight tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable and secure the compensation you and your family deserve.

If you need legal assistance with a wrongful death case, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Our team is dedicated to providing our clients the highest quality of representation during this difficult time. Let us help you and your family navigate the legal process and seek justice for your lost loved one.

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While you’re not required to hire a lawyer, having an experienced lawyer on your side can be beneficial to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in Brooklyn?

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the date of the deceased’s death. If you fail to meet this deadline, you may lose the right to seek compensation for your claim.

What should I do if I believe my loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence or misconduct?

If you believe that your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence or misconduct, you should consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. They can evaluate the facts of the case and help you understand your legal options.