We cannot turn back the clock to a time when the person about whom you cared — a child, a parent, or a spouse — was still with you. But if their death was caused by the negligent or careless behavior of another, we can help you get the compensation you need — not only the funds to cover bills associated with the tragic accident, but also what you need to help secure your family’s financial well-being.
Your Suffolk lawyer at Birzon, Strang, and Associates, is your advocate who will guide you through a difficult time, answering your questions and helping you understand your options.
Many Long Islanders have turned to us for legal guidance in cases of wrongful death caused by Car and other motor vehicle accidents:
While a wrongful death falls under the same legal theory of negligence as personal injury, there are distinct differences. In New York, a family member may not file a wrongful death claim. It is up to the executor or personal representative of the deceased to do so on the family’s behalf. In most cases, the beneficiaries include the spouse and minor children. If the deceased was not married, then parents and/or siblings may be the recipients of the recovered damages.
Unlike even a catastrophic injury, in a case of wrongful death there is no compensation for future medical expenses or pain and suffering. However, medical treatments up to the time of death, funeral costs and loss of future wages are recoverable. As your Suffolk or Nassau wrongful death attorney, we make sure that all possible avenues of compensation are followed, including survival actions, if there are recoverable damages that would have been owed prior to death.
Our job is to make sure that you receive all the compensation to which you are entitled. Our commitment is to treat you with compassion and respect, and help you understand all your options so you can make the decision with which you are most comfortable.
Our attorneys and our entire staff are committed to helping you. Please contact Birzon, Strang, and Associates, online or call us at 631-265-6300 to schedule a free consultation. Home and hospital visits can be arranged.