How Do Wrongful Death Lawsuits Work?

Was your loved one killed due to the negligence of another party? At The Matera Law Firm, we help victims families of wrongful death recover the compensation they deserve to move forward with their lives following the tragic loss of a loved one. Watch this video by experienced Long Island wrongful death attorney Michaelangelo Matera to find out how wrongful death lawsuits work in New York.


Wrongful death lawsuits typically are very different from your average negligence lawsuit, although they involve a lot of the same negligence claims, the situation with wrongful death suits has that added component, obviously, as the name suggests, of someone who has sadly and tragically passed away as a result of the accident. In those types of claims, not only is there a shorter statute of limitations, which is two years instead of the three year negligence claim, there’s also claims that are brought for the loss of the decedent, to the family. Be that a spouse, be that a child, be that a parent

Their loss is now going to have a drastic impact, not only emotionally, but also financially, especially in situations where they were providing financial support for the family. And those are the types of claims that we would bring on behalf of a client and their family.

Was your loved one killed in a preventable accident? When people are facing difficult legal situations what matters is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success that includes obtaining millions of dollars for the families of wrongful death victims.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced Long Island wrongful death attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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