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Fighting For The Families Of Wrongful Death Victims

The loss of a loved one is one of the most devastating things to experience – especially if your loved one may have been a victim of wrongful death. Gregory P. Haegele is an experienced wrongful death attorney who works with those that have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. The death of a loved one is difficult enough without knowing that their life may have been cut short by someone else.

The result of a devastating loss can be both financial and emotional, and we’re dedicated to getting the justice your family deserves. Whether another driver was reckless behind the wheel or a business/corporation was negligent regarding the safety of their employee, if it caused the death of a loved one, the responsible party can be held financially accountable. Our firm works to make sure you see justice and get the outcome you need to carry on.

Pursuing A Wrongful Death Claim In New York State

When the death of a loved one is caused by the negligent, wrongful or careless act of another, the responsible person or business may be held accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits allow families to recover financial damages to compensate for lost wages and any medical expenses accrued between the time of the accident and the passing of their loved one. Wrongful death suits can be challenging because you must prove that negligence was involved and that said negligence caused a person’s death.

If you believe your loved one’s death may be grounds for a wrongful death claim, you must show evidence to prove the following:

  • The death was a direct result of the wrongful conduct or negligent act of another.
  • The person harmed would have been able to sue for damages if they had survived the incident.
  • The deceased person’s survivors endured financial and/or emotional suffering as a result of the death.

There are limitations on who is allowed to file a wrongful death case. In New York state, only the following people can file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • The decedent’s spouse
  • The decedent’s children
  • The decedent’s parents
  • The personal representative for the estate of the decedent
Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of death. When filing these types of lawsuits, you may be able to receive compensation for lost earnings, loss of support, medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, or pain and suffering.

Contact Gregory Haegele To Handle Your Wrongful Death Claim

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or careless act of another, contact Gregory P. Haegele, PLLC, by calling 631-590-7126 or filling out our online contact form to set up an initial consultation.

We work on wrongful death cases related to accident claims, including the following:

  • Careless Acts
  • Police Brutality
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Murder

We work with clients throughout New York, including, but not limited to Coram, Medford, Farmingville, Selden, Middle Island, Centereach and beyond.