Wrongful Death Damages in New York

Counsel from Our Skilled New York Wrongful Death Attorneys

In a personal injury suit, the injured plaintiff can seek multiple types of damages from the negligent parties responsible for their accident. These include medical bills and lost wages. In a wrongful death suit, however, what damages can be pursued by the loved ones left behind? Different circumstances and burdens must be considered in the tragic aftermath of these incidents.

At Ivey Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, our dedicated and proven New York wrongful death lawyers are accustomed to assisting clients in these unfortunate cases. While no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, the negligent, responsible parties should be held accountable for burdens and pains brought the family of the deceased. Our renowned legal team has recovered millions of dollars on the behalf of the wronged in these cases and know how to make the gravity of our clients' losses is felt both in and outside the courtroom.

For more information the legal and financial viability of your wrongful death claim, contact our compassionate team today.

"What damages can we pursue?"

Every state has different laws dictating what specific damages loved ones can pursue following the wrongful death of a loved one. In New York, the law allows for numerous damages to address of plaintiffs' immediate and long-term losses.

In New York, wrongful death suits can pursue damages for:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical expenses of deceased before they passed away
  • Value of support and services the deceased would have provided
  • Value of parental care guidance the deceased would have provided children
  • Value of inheritance lost by any surviving children
  • Value of income the deceased would have reasonably provided family
  • Pain and suffering

Certainly, not every damage listed here applies to every client's circumstances, but New York law typically provides eligibility to provide numerous kinds of restitution in these cases. At our firm, our grieving clients can rest assured that maximum compensation will be aggressively and capably pursued on their behalf.

If you've lost a loved one, our team is ready to hear your family's story. Use our online form today to request a free case evaluation.