How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Was your loved one killed in a preventable accident in New York? At The Matera Law Firm, we help the families of victims killed due to negligence recover compensation they need and deserve to move forward after a devastating loss. Watch this video by experienced Long Island wrongful death attorney Michaelangelo Matera to find out how to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York.


A wrongful death claim is filed no differently than any other type of claim, with the exception of a shorter statute of limitations than your typical negligence claim. Basically, it’s filed by getting a copy of the death certificate, making sure that someone has been appointed by the Surrogate’s Court to act as the executor of the estate of the decedent and then filing a summons and complaint with the court and having it served upon the defendant or defendants, whatever the case may be.

When you lose a loved one due to negligence, your entire world is turned upside down. When people are facing wrongful death litigation, 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 wants to learn how to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York, schedule a free consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney at our firm. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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