The concept behind a wrongful death lawsuit is not that financial compensation will help grieving family members recover. Clearly, no amount of money will replace the loved one you have lost. At the same time, a spouse, children or other relatives should not suffer financially as a result of a death that occurs because of someone else’s negligence. If a loved one has died in a
car or truck accident, work site accident, or some other incident, the Law Office of Frank A. Cetero, in West Islip, New York, is prepared to represent you in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits And Workers’ Compensation
Unfortunately, many work sites accidents are serious enough that they result in death. In most cases, New York workers’ compensation statutes limit the death benefits that can be recovered by survivors.
However, it may be possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit as well if it can be shown that an employer or other party is legally liable. For example, a death resulting from violations of federal safety standards, negligence on the part of a subcontractor or other third party, defective equipment, or other measures may warrant filing a wrongful death claim.
We have extensive experience in both workers’ compensation law and personal injury law. We will carefully review the facts of your case to determine whether filing a wrongful death lawsuit makes sense.
These cases are extremely complex and require deep resources to develop. Due to the substantial payouts that result from many wrongful death lawsuits, they are often aggressively defended. It is important to work with a lawyer like Frank Cetero, who has trial experience and is always ready to go to court if a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiations.
Immediate Action Is Important
Promptly collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses as soon as possible are important steps when building wrongful death lawsuits. While you take time to grieve your loss, we will work on gathering the critical information that is important to obtaining the best possible outcome.
Call 631-517-0941 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting. The initial consultation is free, and we only collect a fee if we help you obtain a recovery.