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Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is never easy. It is devastating when that untimely loss is due to the negligence of another person.

Skilled Legal Representation for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is never easy. It is devastating when that untimely loss is due to the negligence of another person.

In a Personal Injury case, the injured party may file suit against the person or people responsible. In the case of wrongful death, the Executor or administrator of the estate may sue the negligent parties on behalf of the deceased. An Executor is a person or people named by the deceased to execute the Last Will once proved by the Surrogate’s Court through the process of Probate. If a person dies intestate, without a will, the Surrogate’s Court will name an administrator who can initiate a Wrongful Death proceeding for the family.

You will require a skilled Personal Injury and Wrongful Death attorney to represent you to receive the compensation you deserve for the untimely and tragic loss of your family member.

Wrongful death cases can result from any personal injury case, including:

  • Car accidents

  • Bus accidents

  • Truck accidents

  • Boating accidents

  • Accidents on the property of another, or slip and fall

  • Construction accidents

  • Medical malpractice

Wrongful Death Cases Are A Complex and Detail-Oriented Area of Law

Located in the Village of Freeport, the Law Office of Stern and Stern, and our attorneys and staff have a long history of representing the residents of Freeport, Hempstead, Roosevelt, and the surrounding areas for over the last ten years.

Our Law Firm has been a part of this community for over 10 years. Monetary compensation is not an equal trade for the death of a loved one. However, you are entitled to damages to help replace lost future earnings and benefits and compensation for direct expenses, such as medical bills and funeral costs.

Another aspect of Wrongful Death is the Loss of Companionship. Loss of Companionship is related to spousal and family support that the decedent had provided and is now lost. Care and support include serving as a parent to minor children. The loss of a parent will lead to additional hardship and costs of caring for children.

“Pain and suffering” is particular to the physical and psychological pain experienced by the victim before death or loss of consciousness. In cases when actions are particularly careless or outrageous, a jury will award Punitive damages. As the name suggests, punitive damages punish the offender for heinous actions.

Contact the Law Offices of Stern and Stern

The Executor or administrator of the estate can bring a Wrongful Death case. Understanding that the probate process can be a lengthy one. You must file a wrongful death case within two years of the date of the deceased person’s death. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident and another person’s negligence, call the Law Offices of Stern and Stern for a free consultation. You may reach us at 516-634-0345.

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