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The wrongful death of a loved one, whether caused by a party’s intentional or negligent acts, often piles financial burdens on top of grief. Surviving family members often have to deal with the deceased individual’s medical expenses while reeling from the loss of his or her financial support. Survivors, however, do not have to become victims of a wrongful death twice over. By filing a wrongful death lawsuit, they can be compensated for medical expenses and financial support the deceased individual would have provided had he or she not died. If the liable party’s actions were intentional and egregious, surviving family members may also be eligible for punitive damages.
Tully Rinckey PLLC’s wrongful death attorneys in Albany, N.Y. are experienced in fighting for the money Capital Region families are entitled to when a loved one dies due to a party’s negligent or intentional acts. Under New York’s Estates, Powers and Trusts Law, parties eligible to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are the same distributees of the deceased under the laws of intestacy, which govern how an estate is distributed when someone dies without a will. However, if the deceased had no children and is survived by a spouse and one or both parents, the parents are entitled to damages recovered from a wrongful death action or settlement. Schedule a consultation with a wrongful death attorney by calling Tully Rinckey PLLC in Albany, N.Y. at 518-218-7100 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally, wrongful death actions are pursued by an appointed personal representative of the deceased who is survived by distributees. Wrongful death actions are typically filed against local governments (so long that they have waived their sovereign immunity), property owners, assault offenders, and drivers. Representatives generally have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call Tully Rinckey PLLC in Albany, N.Y. at 518-218-7100 or e-mail email@example.com to talk to a wrongful death attorney and find out if you can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
State law provides for the recovery of “fair and just compensation for the pecuniary injuries resulting from the decedent’s death to the persons for whose benefit the action is brought.” Usually, that compensation amount can be determined by multiplying the salary of the deceased by the number of years he or she was expected to live. Factors such as inflation and taxes can play into this calculation. Other factors that can influence the total recovered amount include medical expense and nursing care related to the injury causing death, as well as funeral expenses. Have one of our wrongful death attorneys calculate the amount you may be able to recover by calling Tully Rinckey PLLC in Albany, N.Y. at 518-218-7100 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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