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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death FAQ

Compassionate Legal Counsel for Bereaved Families in NYC

If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, protecting your legal rights and finding justice after the fact may be an important aspect of your recovery process. Our New York City wrongful death attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. answer some of our clients’ most common questions. If you would like to schedule a free case review with our firm, call us at (212) 577-9325.

  • What is a wrongful death claim?

    This type of claim can be filed by the survivors of an individual who has died due to another party’s negligence or misconduct.

  • Who has the right to bring a wrongful death claim?

    Relatives of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim. However, if the person filing the claim is a minor, they may require an adult guardian in order to file a lawsuit. Depending on the situation, other legal dependents and members of the victim’s family may be able to pursue claims.

  • Is it possible to secure compensation for emotional distress caused by the loss of a loved one?

    New York law rarely permits this type of recovery, except in specific situations. One of these situations is if the family member witnessed the injury or death of their loved one firsthand – in these cases, that person may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for emotional distress.

  • What types of recovery are available for the families / dependents of wrongful death victims?

    The family members / dependents of victims may be able to secure damages for economic loss, pain and suffering the victim went through before their passing, loss of parental guidance, and the loss of serviced the deceased provided that the judge determined to have “economic value.

More Than $500 million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.

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