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How To File Your Wrongful Death Claim

Have you lost a loved one due to another’s negligence? Learn how to file your wrongful death claim and fight for your loved one. Call us today.

Wrongful Death Cases

How To File a Wrongful Death ClaimClients are often surprised when they ask us about wrongful death cases in New York State because the wrongful death statute in New York State is so limited.

New York is one of the few states left that will only allow actual economic damages to be considered when a wrongful death case is brought. In other words, the anguish, the pain and suffering of the family, children, and survivors is not taken into account.

Choosing a Wrongful Death Attorney

Sometimes we get asked, “What type of attorney should I hire for a wrongful death claim that’s affected my family?” At our firm, we always tell potential clients that you should interview your attorney – ask them what their experience is in this area. You need an attorney who has handled these cases before. Ask about their track record— they should be able to give you a good idea as to their competency and their comfort level with this specific area of law.

Wrongful Death Case Value

One of the most common questions we get asked is what a case is worth, especially when it involves a lost loved one who’s been involved in a wrongful death case. The damages in these cases are a calculation of any losses that the heirs are going to be suffering due to the death of their loved one. These damages can include future lost wages and benefits. There are many other things that can function as economic support or economic losses, too, although those are often the major component.


Have you lost a loved one or family member due to someone else’s negligence and have questions about hot to file your wrongful death claim?
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Buffalo wrongful death attorneys.

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