Wrongful Death

Nothing is more devastating or causing more pain than losing a loved one.  Unfortunately, many wrongful deaths occur as a result of negligence.  If you’ve lost someone due to negligence, you may be able to recover damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.

A wrongful death action arises when a person is killed as the result of the negligence, carelessness, and/or recklessness of another.  Negligence might occur in a situation like an automobile or airplane accident, an accident in the workplace, medical malpractice, or a defective product.  

Intentional violence that causes death can also be covered by a wrongful death lawsuit.  In that situation, the person or persons responsible may also be prosecuted under criminal law.  Close family members may be able to sue to recover damages that result from the assault and battery that resulted in wrongful death. 

Tarver Law Firm understands the delicacy of a wrongful death lawsuit and will do its best to resolve it in a sensitive manner.  Wrongful death suits in New York only permit the recovery only of pecuniary loss to family or loved ones, including loss of guidance, support, housing, education, income, gifts, etc.  A separate cause of action would be brought for conscious pain and suffering that your love one experienced before he or she passed away.  While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, your family need not suffer financial losses because of someone else's negligence.

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