Fatal Vehicle Accidents and Wrongful Death
According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,200 New Yorkers died in fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2010. Every single one of these deaths is a tragic event. The misery and grief caused by these accidents is immeasurable.
If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely a defining moment in your life. Although a lawsuit may not be the first thing you consider in the aftermath of such a loss, a wrongful death claim can be useful to hold the negligent parties responsible and cover some of your financial and noneconomic losses.
We are the New York City motor vehicle accident lawyers of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. Since our firm’s founding in 1965, we have been committed to helping families and individuals who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence or wrongful actions.
Lawyers Helping Families in the Wake of Unspeakable Tragedy
There is no amount of money that can possibly compensate you for the loss of a loved one. We know and understand these limitations. However, our attorneys also know that a successful wrongful death claim can help your family recover financial losses stemming from the untimely death of a loved one.
In New York, surviving family members may be able to recover a number of items of damages, including:
- The loss to your family of your loved one’s earnings over the course of his or her lifetime
- The value of lost household services
- Noneconomic damages, which can include the loss of love and companionship of a spouse and the loss of a parent’s guidance
- Any conscious pain and suffering by the deceased before death
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
We will fully investigate the accident, working with accident re-constructionists and other experts as necessary to leave no doubt as to how the accident happened and why the defendant is responsible. You can rely on our fatal vehicle accident lawyers to lead the effort to recover all available compensation so you can focus on the grieving process.
Seek Immediate Legal Support After A Fatal Accident
Email, call our Manhattan offices locally at 212-732-4992, or call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW to discuss your loss. Your initial consultation is free, and you will owe no attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation for you.