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No one wants to lose a loved one in a car accident. But unfortunately, loved ones are lost almost every day in car accidents. While we can’t prevent all accidents from happening, those who drive negligently on the road can be held accountable.
If you lost a loved one in a wrongful death car accident, you may be entitled to benefit in a wrongful death claim. And this is where a wrongful death attorney can help.
At William Mattar P.C., you’ll find experienced wrongful death attorneys who can help file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys have years of experience helping wrongful death victims.
What is Wrongful Death?
Before filing a wrongful death lawsuit, it is important to understand what it is and how the process works.
A wrongful death can occur when someone’s negligence or recklessness leads to the death of another person. For instance, if a driver is on the phone or drunk and causes an accident leading to death, it will most likely be considered a wrongful death.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death action can be commenced against the liable party or parties by a “personal representative of a decedent,” which the Estates, Powers & Trusts Law defines as “a person who has received letters to administer the estate of a decedent.”
This personal representative will have received from a court either “letters of administration” (if the decedent died without a will) or “letters testamentary” (if the decedent died with a will).
What is Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claim?
When bringing a claim, the personal representative will need to prove all of the elements of a wrongful death cause of action.
For instance, there must be some wrongful act that resulted in the death of your loved one. Additionally, you’ll need to prove recoverable damages, which can include pecuniary losses like lost income. A separate claim can also be made for conscious pain and suffering and preimpact terror that was endured before death.
It’s not easy to prove recoverable damages in court, especially if the defendant is unwilling to take responsibility. An experienced attorney can help prove all of the elements of a wrongful death claim.
William Mattar P.C.’s wrongful death attorneys have experience handling wrongful death cases, and we are always honored to help wrongful death victims receive maximum compensation.
Limitations for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In New York, a wrongful death claim must be filed within a particular time period, usually two years from the death of your loved one. This is according to the current New York statute of limitations .
Get Help From a Wrongful Death Attorney at William Mattar P.C.
At William Mattar P.C., we can understand the pain associated with the wrongful death of a loved one. That’s why we are ready to help wrongful death victims file a lawsuit and achieve maximum compensation. Contact us by filling out this free consultation form. (844) 444-4444.
Additional Wrongful Death Resources:
- The Grieving Families Act Changing NY’s Wrongful Death Law
- When Does New York’s Wrongful Death Law Change?
- Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in NY?
- Can You Be Compensated For Grief in a Wrongful Death Case in NY?
- How Do You File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New York?
- What is Pecuniarhy Loss and How Do You Prove it in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?