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New York Wrongful Death Lawyers

Trusted NYC Personal Injury Lawyer Helps Survivors Get Fair Compensation for Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one—spouse, child, or other loved one—can be almost unbearable. When that death was caused by the negligence of another party, those left behind are sometimes torn apart by their anger, grief, and the certain feeling that someone should pay. The advice of a knowledgeable, compassionate lawyer can be critical to protecting your right to compensation.

At Proner & Proner, we have spent more than 50 years fighting to get fair compensation for accident victims in NYC.  We know that money only removes financial worries and cannot bring back your beloved family member. We also know how important it is to protect your financial security after suffering the tragic loss of a loved one.

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We have already won over $400 million in compensation for victims throughout NYC.  If you have lost a loved one in an accident, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn about your legal right to compensation. We represent survivors who have lost a loved one, throughout NY’s five boroughs: NYC, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

Proner & Proner’s Extensive NYC Wrongful Death Practice 

At Proner & Proner in New York City, our lead attorney Mitchell Proner is committed to providing grieving families with a lifeline.  Taking legal action against negligent parties to obtain fair compensation for your loss sends a signal that the type of negligence that killed your loved one will not be tolerated. Our New York City law firm handles all types of wrongful death cases, including those involving:

Any type of fatality caused by the negligence of another party can provide the basis for a wrongful death claim. Our skilled NYC wrongful death lawyers will examine your case thoroughly to identify all possible sources of compensation so that you can focus on your emotional recovery.

Trusted NYC Injury Lawyers Handle Every Aspect of Your Wrongful Death Claim

At Proner & Proner, our top-rated NYC wrongful death lawyers are here to handle every aspect of your case—from investigation to advocating for your rights at trial.  We will work with the best experts in their field to get the evidence you need to hold the responsible party accountable. 

Depending upon what happened in your case, we may secure the expertise of:

  • Private investigators,
  • Accident reconstruction experts,
  • Medical experts,
  • Financial planners who document the impact of the death and calculate the losses suffered by the family.

Our lawyers put all of our resources to work in making sure you don’t also have to suffer financially after losing a loved one to wrongful death.  Holding negligent parties accountable for their actions can get you financial compensation for:

  • The medical expenses incurred in treating the injuries that caused your loved one’s death,
  • Funeral and burial costs,
  • Financial benefits that would have been provided by your loved one, like health insurance or school tuition costs,
  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering prior to death,
  • Your own emotional distress,
  • Loss of financial support,
  • Loss of your loved one’s company.

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A number of factors come into play in determining the available compensation in a wrongful death case.  Those factors can include, but are not limited to:

  • Your loved one’s life expectancy,
  • Your loved one’s salary and wages during life,
  • Whether any dependent children were left behind (and their ages),
  • The actions of the negligent party who caused the wrongful death.

Arriving at the amount that represents “fair” compensation in a wrongful death case requires expert legal advice.  Our lawyers work closely with your family to get a full understanding of your loved one’s life and the impact of your loss.  We then work with financial experts to arrive at a damage claim—understanding that no amount of money could ever truly make you whole again.

Expert Injury Lawyers Work Tirelessly to Establish Liability in NYC Wrongful Death Cases

Although a NYC wrongful death claim can be based on someone else’s intentional acts, most involve showing that someone else was careless—or “negligent”—in somehow causing your loved one’s death.  To establish negligence, your lawyer will work to establish the following elements:

  • Duty of care.  This means showing that the third party had a duty to exercise caution to keep others safe.
  • Breach.  The third-party violated the duty of care by acting carelessly.
  • Causation.  The breach, rather than something else, caused your loved one’s death.
  • Damages.  Damages take the form of both measurable out-of-pocket costs and subjective emotional costs.

Call our Qualified NYC Wrongful Death Lawyers to Discuss Your Legal Options 

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one and wondering where to get help holding the negligent party responsible, contact the skilled wrongful death lawyers at Proner & Proner.  We provide you with a free case evaluation so that you can learn about your legal right to compensation under New York’s wrongful death laws.

You can either call our office or fill out this online contact form to tell us what happened.  We help survivors in NYC, Brooklyn, and all of NYC’s five boroughs get justice and compensation for their losses.

Frequently Asked Questions About NYC Wrongful Death Claims

FAQ: What do I need to prove to recover compensation in a wrongful death case?

Unlike in the criminal context, you need only prove by a “preponderance of the evidence” that another party’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. In plain English, this “preponderance” standard basically means “more likely than not”. This standard is much lower than the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard that applies in criminal cases because only money is on the line.

FAQ: Who is entitled to file a wrongful death claim under NYC law?

Generally, a surviving spouse, child or parent can file a claim for compensation. The personal representative of your loved one’s estate can also file a claim. That means in order for a sibling or other family member to file a claim, it is advisable that that party be named personal representative of the estate. Our lawyers can help you understand your legal rights in greater detail in your free consultation.

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