Wrongful Death

Have you suffered the loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident or medical malpractice? Contact us to schedule a FREE Consultation today.

Benefits of Hiring a Bronx Wrongful Death Attorney

If you or your loved ones have been the victim of wrongful death, contact our office and let us fight for you!

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Wrongful death claims are established when someone loses their life due to foreseeable circumstances that could have been prevented.  Our law  firm has a legal team with experience in recovering expenses and compensation for many aspects related to Wrongful Death, such as:

  • Mental agony, pain and suffering
  • Loss of financial support, income or inheritance
  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of benefits and expected future earnings
  • Grief of the loss of a loved one

Pursuing a wrongful death action will help you and your loved ones gain financial security for the future while holding the responsible party(s) accountable.

Wrongful Death from Various Negligence-Based Accidents

“Wrongful Death” can involve many scenarios, from product malfunctions, and medical procedures that have gone wrong, to car accidents, and so on. Below are common cases that may be eligible for a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. 

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Medical Malpractice

Hospitals are full of qualified licensed professionals. Unfortunately, mistakes and errors do happen.  Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose correctly
  • A fatal accident during an operation or surgeons leaving objects inside the patient’s body
  • Prescribing the wrong medicine/dosage
  • Not accurately reviewing a patient’s previous medical history and continuing treatment.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Hundreds of New Yorkers die yearly from motor vehicle accidents. This situation can result from driving under the influence, driving recklessly, speeding, and being distracted while driving(texting). When drivers commit any of these offenses, people can and do lose their lives, they are liable for wrongful death. Our legal team can advise you and take action on your behalf.

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Pedestrian Accident

These accidents and fatalities are very similar to vehicular accidents. Most of these cases occur because of drivers running a red light or stop sign, speeding, or drinking and driving. Our attorneys could help you if you or your loved one is injured or died due to someone else’s negligence.  Call for a FREE Consultation.

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Why Choose Us for Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Searching for Evidence to Help Your Case

After the accidental Death of a loved one, many times it is normal to question if there will be a wrongful death claim available to be made. Gathering as much information and documentation as you can is going to help your case.  To achieve a favorable outcome for your case, you must prove that the party, person, or entity:

  • Was negligent in the care of your loved one or in causing their injury/death
  • Breached that responsibility by behaving negligently
  • That breach of duty caused your loved one’s Death

Our attorneys have spent many years in the industry; we are experienced and know what to look for to find possible evidence. When you retain one of our attorneys, our law office will be happy to assist you with your search for the truth.

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We Can Represent You in Trials and Negotiations

In New York, Insurance companies usually would rather resolve these cases by coming to an agreement or a settlement with the family. However, having attorneys ready, willing and able to take the case to a trial and verdict will help convince the insurance company that it is in their interests to settle the case for more money than they might otherwise want to settle for. 

Our highly qualified team can investigate to determine the responsible party from whom to seek compensation, relieving you of any financial burden that occurred due to wrongful death.

Whether you or your loved ones have been the victim of wrongful death, a debilitating physical injury, or the devastation of an assault, our legal professionals are here to fight for you. 

If you are interested in receiving a top settlement for your claim or just want to make sure the responsible party is held accountable, we will help you navigate that road and the financial terms of any settlement.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q—Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

A—The deceased’s children, parents, spouse, minor’s guardian, or estate representative can file a lawsuit. If you are in doubt, please contact us for clarification.

Q—How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?

A—The statute of limitations on a wrongful death lawsuit state that the claim must be filed typically within two years of the date of death, with some exceptions. There may be some stipulation if the personal representative is a minor at the time of death, but typically New York expects the minor representative to act on their behalf. While it’s difficult in a time of grief to consider all of the ramifications, it’s important to consult with our attorneys to see if we can assist you in any way. 

Q—How our lawyers handle wrongful death litigation?

A—Sometimes the defendant will argue that the plaintiff was responsible for the Death. We have dealt with this situation before. We guide you through the lawsuit to help you fight for compensation for your loss.

Stillman & Stillman, P.C.

We are conveniently located in the heart of the Bronx, New York, providing quality legal representation throughout the state. We have almost 40 years of experience representing victims of slip, trip and falls, auto accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability cases.

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