TOP WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY IN FAIRFIELD, GREENWICH, STAMFORD, WESTCHESTER
AND WHITE PLAINS
“John Q. Kelly…the most sought-after wrongful death attorney
in the land.” – Greenwich Magazine
We recognize our clients often come to us during a time of grief and sorrow,
and we lend our clients the compassionate hand they need at this time.
John Q. Kelly has assembled a team of Greenwich and Stamford wrongful
death lawyers best qualified to achieve maximum compensation in wrongful
death cases, obtaining multimillion dollar settlements and jury verdicts
in wrongful death cases in Fairfield, Greenwich, Stamford, Westchester,
White Plains and throughout the region.
Our Past Victories for Our Clients
$12.5M Intentional tort – homicide – Verdict
$5.5M Auto accident – Settlement
$4.48M Hospital negligence – Settlement
$3.6M Commercial aviation accident – Settlement
$2.85M Private aviation accident – Settlement
$2.35M Acute alcohol/drug intoxication – Settlement
$2.00M Negligent security in parking garage – Verdict
Our wrongful death practice is headed by renowned Westchester wrongful
death attorney John Q. Kelly. With over 30-years of experience, he has
a reputation for meticulous, zealous and tenacious legal representation
of his clients. Trained and schooled in the nuances of physical, forensic
and circumstantial evidence and battle-tested in many complex, difficult
wrongful death trials, Mr. Kelly understands the importance of acting
quickly to create a compelling case that will lead to a maximized result,
whether it be by trial, or settlement.
“You have a great lawyer in John Kelly” – Dr. Phil McGraw
If you lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, you need
to work with a qualified wrongful death lawyer who demands the justice
your family deserves. You can be confident in the level of client advocacy
offered by Attorney John Q. Kelly and our firm.
Call (914) 505-7067 or
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Wrongful Death Claims in NY: Frequently Asked Questions
To successfully complete a wrongful death suit, the plaintiffs, must prove
that the at-fault party owed a duty of care to the deceased, and that
they failed in that duty which was the cause of the death, and that the
death caused the damages that the plaintiffs are attempting to recover.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
A wrongful death claim is filed by a representative on behalf of the survivors
who have suffered damages (emotional, physical or economic) from the death,
- Immediate family members including adopted children and parents of unmarried children;
- Life partners and financial dependents;
- In some states, distant family members like siblings and grandparents;
- In some states, any person who suffers a financial loss from the death.
Will a personal representative for the estate need to be appointed?
A personal representative must file a petition with the court asking to
be appointed. Along with the petition, the court must be provided all
supporting documents related to the death (i.e. death certificate, will,
etc.). The process can be complex, especially at a highly emotional and
stressful time, and our firm has the legal knowledge and credentials to
file the correct documents in court in a timely fashion.
Who may be sued for a wrongful death?
Many people, companies, and agencies can be named in a wrongful death lawsuit,
depending on their roles in the fatal accident. These can include:
- The at-fault driver or owner of the vehicle responsible for a fatal car crash;
- The person or company that provided alcohol or drugs to an impaired individual
that caused a death;
- The owner/lesser of premises where the accident occurred;
- Construction site – the general contractor, or owner of the premises.
What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?
In order to have a wrongful death claim, you cannot simply show that the
victim died. As with a personal injury case, you must demonstrate that
negligence took place – and that that negligence directly led to
the individual’s untimely death. Whether caused by a drunk driver,
a thoughtless property owner, or a pharmaceutical company, the death must
have some wrongful action behind it. You must also have had a legally-established
relationship with the deceased individual in order to bring a wrongful
death action on their behalf. Otherwise, you will not have a case.
To establish that the defendant is legally liable for your loved one’s
death, you must show:
- That the defendant had a “duty of care” to protect your loved
one against reasonable harm
- That the defendant violated that duty of care
- That there existed an unsafe condition because of the violation
- That your loved one was killed as a direct result of injuries related to
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else, you deserve to be compensated for your loss. Our team of aggressive
and experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to get you justice,
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