Experienced Long Island Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving Suffolk and Nassau Counties, NY
Compassionate legal support to help families move forward
When a family loses a loved one because an individual or a company acted negligently or willfully, it can pursue a wrongful death claim that holds the responsible parties financially accountable for the loss. Of course, no financial award or settlement can compensate for such a senseless loss — and most families do not think about money while dealing with devastating grief. But the wrongful death lawyers at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP help families in Suffolk County and areas across Long Island move forward, by easing the financial stress they face and providing much-needed closure.
We help families pursue various types of compensation
Wrongful death claims typically include medical and other costs related to the injury, as well as funeral costs. In addition to obtaining award of these costs, the attorneys at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP can help you pursue compensation for future monetary losses, such as the loss of the income your loved one would have provided.
We also look into the many non-monetary losses families experience, including loss of services the decedent contributed to the family, along with loss of companionship and consortium. And, if you lost your loved one as the result of a wrongful act, we also pursue punitive damages.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Although our Long Island wrongful death lawyers work with the personal representative assigned to handle the estate of the decedent, New York law follows the state intestacy statutes when determining who is eligible to receive wrongful death compensation. The state awards compensation based on relationship to the decedent, as follows:
- Full compensation to the spouse with no children
- Divided compensation to the spouse and children
- Full compensation to children when no spouse exists
If the decedent had no spouse or children, the law awards compensation to surviving parents of the decedent, followed by siblings.
At the law firm of Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP, we recognize the emotional trauma your family faces as you try to come to terms with the needless loss of someone close to you. But when the negligent or willful acts of someone else cause a devastating loss to your family, you face extensive expenses — now and into the future — as well as grief. We help you explore all available legal options for obtaining fair compensation.
For a free consultation, contact a wrongful death attorney in Long Island to receive sensitive legal support
The skilled attorneys of Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees unless we help you secure compensation for your claim. To discuss your wrongful death case and to learn how we can help you, contact us online or call us at 631-360-0400.