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Rochester, NY Wrongful Death Lawyers

If careless or reckless behavior, inaction or even a simple misjudgment on the part of another person causes someone to lose their life, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the responsible party liable for the untimely death.

If you have suffered the unimaginable pain of losing a loved one in a wrongful death accident, we are so very sorry for your loss. However, we want to reassure you that the compassionate, experienced personal injury lawyers at the LaDuca Law Firm will leave no stone unturned when it comes to building a case that will secure the financial damages you deserve when someone close to you was killed in an accident in Monroe, Wayne, Genesee, Livingston or Ontario counties or anywhere else throughout the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY.

Skilled Rochester, NY Personal Injury Lawyers Help Survivors Pursue Wrongful Death Claims in Canandaigua, Geneva the finger lakes region and all around Upstate New York

Common accidents that often result in wrongful deaths include: car, truck and motorcycle accidents, defective products, medical malpractice mishaps and construction site (and other workplace) accidents.

When you are grieving the loss of a loved one who died in a preventable accident, we understand you want time to tend to your family’s needs. However, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in New York is generally two years. And, while that may seem like quite a long time, it goes by very quickly.

Worse, evidence that can prove liability and give you the justice your family deserves may not be preserved if you don’t file your case swiftly. Witnesses move, medical files get misplaced, memories fade. Our lawyers will tend to the business of your lawsuit while you care for your loved ones during this difficult time.

Contact the offices of the LaDuca Law Firm today to meet with a caring personal injury attorney who will fight to make sure you get the justice you deserve.

Why You Need to Speak with the Attorneys at the LaDuca Law Firm about Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Monroe or Wayne Counties, NY

Even the knowledge that more than 90,000 people in the United States die each year from injuries sustained in preventable accidents isn’t likely to help as you mourn your loved one’s passing. And, while we know nothing but time will allow your family to heal, holding those responsible for the wrongful death can bring you and your family some peace of mind and closure.

The personal injury lawyer you hire to represent your family in your wrongful death lawsuit can make all the difference. At the LaDuca Law Firm, we are well-versed in all related New York laws. We understand the statute of limitations fully and we know what is needed to fully document and support a successful wrongful death claim.

We work with accident reconstruction specialists, safety engineers, doctors and other medical professionals to review all records and evidence. We thoroughly interview all witnesses and will work tirelessly to build a case that will either settle for a substantial sum of money or be successful at trial. We know how to prove fault in wrongful death cases.

If you lost someone prematurely because of another party’s negligent or reckless actions in Greece, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Penfield, Perinton or Webster, you need a compassionate personal injury lawyer who will fight for justice for your family. At the LaDuca Law Firm, we have successfully held guilty parties accountable for their careless mistakes and negligent behavior for many years.

New York Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Who Can File & What are the Potential Damages

We know full well and truly understand that when you lose a loved one in an accident, whether in a motor vehicle crash, a workplace mishap, a product liability or premises liability situation or even a medical malpractice case, money will never make up for the loss you’ve suffered. However, financial damages can help with funeral and burial expenses as well as medical bills and other living expenses that you previously relied on the deceased to provide for the family.

The first thing to do when you learn a loved one has been killed in a wrongful death accident is to contact a lawyer you can trust to protect your family’s best interests. Contact the LaDuca Law Firm for a free consultation today.

In New York, the law states that members of the deceased’s immediate family may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Minors may need the assistance of an adult to pursue a legal claim for wrongful death benefits. Additionally, if you are a close family member who depended on the deceased financially, speak to an attorney at the LaDuca Law Firm about whether you have a right to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

In the State of New York, claimants are entitled to receive economic compensation for these expenses and possibly others:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of support or companionship
  • Loss of wages

Contact an Experienced NY Wrongful Death Lawyer Who Will Fight for Your Family in Monroe and Wayne Counties

If a person acts in a way that may be considered legally reckless or negligent, or they make a mistake that would be deemed preventable by reasonable standards, and someone dies, it can be considered wrongful death. At the LaDuca Law Firm, we are ready to stand by your side and work tirelessly to hold the responsible person or people financially liable for their negligent actions.

If you live in Rochester, Batavia, Canandaigua the Finger Lakes Region or anywhere else in upstate New York, call us today for a free consultation about your wrongful death lawsuit. You aren’t alone. We are here and we will help.

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