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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawyers in New York

Seek Justice for Your Lost Family Member One

Losing a loved one is difficult to bear. Knowing your loss could have been prevented makes it far worse. At The Sultzer Law Group P.C., we offer legal counsel to families across New York who have lost parents, spouses, children, and other loved ones through the senseless acts of others. When individuals and corporations are careless or negligent, we believe they should be held responsible. This can help a family experience peace of mind in seeing justice served, and it can provide valuable financial support to build a more stable future.

Our New York wrongful death attorneys take on cases involving:

To find out how we can help your family seek justice, call (800) 552-0265.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case in New York?

In New York, only a “personal representative” of a deceased person’s estate may file a wrongful death action. In many cases, this may already be a family member of the decedent, but the family member must also be the personal representative to come forward with a lawsuit.

Although a wrongful death case must be brought by a personal representative of the deceased’s estate, damages can be sought for surviving family members, including heirs and beneficiaries, who have suffered losses. If the wrongful death case is successful, the personal representative will hold such damages in a trust to then distribute accordingly.

Five Elements of a Wrongful Death Case

There are five elements to a wrongful death case in New York:

  • A death occurred;
  • The death was caused by the defendant’s wrongful conduct;
  • The deceased could have pursued action in court if he/she had survived;
  • One or more persons suffered a loss as a result of the death; and
  • There are recoverable damages.

Each of these elements must be proven to reach a successful resolution.

Get Experienced Help from Our Proven Trial Attorneys

Wrongful death cases are complicated and can be challenging to prove, but our trial attorneys have more than 100 years of collective experience, and we have access to expert witnesses and investigators that help us build compelling cases for our clients. If you’re the personal representative of a loved one’s estate or are a family member who may be entitled to the proceeds of a wrongful death action, we may be able to help.

Contact our New York wrongful death lawyers for your free, private consultation.

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  • Leaders in Class Actions

    The Sultzer Law Group P.C. is one of the most sophisticated and successful class action firms in the country, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved consumers, employees, investors and small businesses nationwide.

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    Our attorneys are renowned by clients, courts, and adversaries for their creativity and tenacity in the courtroom.

  • Experience on Your Side

    The seasoned trial attorneys at The Sultzer Law Group, P.C. possess over 100 years of collective experience in complex civil disputes.

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    Our attorneys have an unparalleled record of victories in complex litigation cases in nearly every state throughout the country.