New York Fatal Accident Lawyers
Providing Legal Help to the Families of Wrongful Death Victims Since 1950
Wrongful death laws vary from state to state. New York State's fatal accident laws are somewhat unusual in that they place no legal "value" on a lost life. Instead, value in a wrongful death lawsuit is derived solely by the economic loss the accident brings about.
This means that families who lose a loved one need to establish that a specific financial loss resulted from a fatal crash or other accident. At Friedman, Hirschen and Miller, LLP, we have handled dozens of New York State fatal accident cases and can work effectively to obtain your maximum compensation.
How We Bring Value to Your Claim.
When you file a wrongful death claim in New York, the defending attorneys and the defending insurers will work to lessen your claim's value and to resolve it at the lowest possible level.
We can work to effectively counter opposing counsel's attempts to diminish your claims value. We work closely with experienced economists to prove the high worth of wrongful death claims. Circumstances that may enhance the value of your claim may include:
- Future lost income
- Loss of inheritance
- The deceased's high level of education
We can gather information regarding taxes, pensions, social security, likely annual raises and other potential sources of income that are lost as a result of the accident and the family member's loss. If the family member suffered and was conscious of pain following the accident and suffering, the value of the claim may be further increased.
As experienced attorneys, we are aware of the support and aggressive legal help needed following the loss of a loved one. For more information and to schedule a no-charge consultation, please contact our firm.
We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only collect an attorney's fee if we recover damages for you. We also offer free consultations, so there is nothing to lose by talking with an experienced lawyer about your accident. There is a lot to lose by doing nothing.
Contact wrongful death attorneys in Albany at Friedman, Hirschen and Miller, LLP, and learn more about how we can help you down the path to recovery. We are located in the Great Oaks Office Park at the end of the Northway. Call us at 518-631-4136 or 888-432-8814.