If you have lost a loved one in an accident, the Nassau County wrongful death lawyers at Foley Griffin, LLP, can provide immediate assistance helping the family in all legal matters associated with the tragedy, as well as representing the family’s interests against the parties at fault. Contact a wrongful death attorney at Foley Griffin, LLP, for a free confidential consultation regarding your options in a wrongful death claim.
We have helped many clients obtain millions of dollars in awards. Many scenarios arise that may entitle you to claim compensation, including:
There are two separate wrongful death damages that may be awarded. One is wrongful death pecuniary loss. This is the loss of money that the person would have earned for the estate, for his/her spouse or children, and sometimes for a parent when a child contributes to the family. The second is loss of consortium, which is losing the companionship of a spouse or a child.
Recovery in a wrongful death claim may include damages for loss of parental guidance, lost wages, medical expenses, and for conscious pain and suffering. Conscious pain and suffering is the time a person is conscious from the time of the accident to the time of death and can include the fear of impending death. In one case, a family recovered $1.6 million for 3 to 5 seconds of conscious pain and suffering.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident and are uncertain of how to proceed, contact a wrongful death lawyer at Foley Griffin, LLP. We can help you administer the estate and file a wrongful death lawsuit.