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How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

If your family has suffered the loss of a loved one due to another party’s actions, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contacting a skilled wrongful death lawyer can help you seek the justice your loved one deserves. A successful wrongful death claim can also help prevent future tragedies.

In order to win a wrongful death lawsuit, you must be able to prove that someone else’s negligent or intentional actions contributed directly to your loved one’s untimely death. Our legal team can work to uncover the evidence necessary to build your case and hold any responsible parties accountable for their actions. This process can be challenging, especially if multiple parties could be held liable for your loved one’s accident.

When you choose our firm to represent your family, you can be confident that we will do everything possible to secure maximum compensation for the pain and suffering your family has endured. We know that no amount of money will bring your loved one back, but it can help ease the burden left behind by their sudden loss. In addition to compensating you for your economic losses, we can seek exemplary or punitive damages to punish those responsible for their actions.

How Long Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Take?

The length of time that it takes to settle a wrongful death lawsuit varies widely. Some claims are settled within months, while others take several years. This is because a wrongful death case involves a lot of negotiation with the insurance company and it can be difficult to come to an agreement. In cases that do not resolve through negotiation, a trial will be necessary and this can add to the overall length of the claim.

A wrongful death suit is a civil case filed in the Supreme Court of New York against responsible parties that violate safety rules and their legal duties. In contrast, criminal cases that involve murder or other serious felonies are handled in the Criminal Court of the City of New York.

Whether a person died from a car accident, medical malpractice or another type of accident, a wrongful death case must be filed within the applicable statute of limitations. This is why it is important to consult a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

We have successfully helped many families receive the compensation they deserve. You can trust our skilled lawyers to treat your loved one’s case with the utmost respect while fighting tirelessly to win your claim. To learn more about how our wrongful death attorneys can assist you, contact us today for a free consultation.

Our firm is rated Super Lawyers in Wrongful Death and Personal Injury, and we are proud to have been selected for inclusion in this list each year since 2010. Our firm handles cases throughout the state of New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island and Westchester.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of another person’s negligence or intentional act, we can help you file a wrongful death claim. To find out how we can help you recover the full amount of your damages, please fill out our online form or call us today at (516) 545-1000.