Legal Remedies for Families Who Lost a Loved One in a Fatal Pedestrian Crash
If your loved one died following a pedestrian collision, our law firm can help you bring a wrongful death case on their behalf. A wrongful death case can help you hold the negligent driver or another at-fault party accountable for your loved one’s death.
A wrongful death case may also allow you to recover damages.
Damages you can recover in a wrongful death action include:
- Costs related to your loved one’s funeral and burial
- Medical expenses incurred between the collision and your loved one’s death
- Lost wages suffered between the collision and your loved one’s death
- The lost services and support your loved one provided
- The loss of parental nurturing suffered by children
- Lost inheritance suffered by children
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
Shared Fault for a Pedestrian Collision
New York injury and death cases are subject to a legal doctrine called comparative negligence. This means that even if your actions or the actions of your deceased loved one somehow contributed to the collision, you may still have a valid case.
You could still be entitled to compensation for your damages even if you were jaywalking or did not look before you crossed the street. If your negligence or your loved one’s negligence played a role in the collision, the damages you may recover diminish proportionally.
For example, if you are 20 percent liable for the collision and the driver is 80 percent responsible, you could still recover 80 percent of the damages you sustained.
Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was the victim of a pedestrian collision, you might be able to claim damages. You could receive compensation for medical or funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
An East Hampton pedestrian accident lawyer from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., can advocate on your behalf throughout your case.
There is generally a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases (CVP §214) and a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases (EPT §5-4.1). However, some cases are subject to shorter deadlines, so speak with our firm for personalized guidance.
Call our office at (631) 451-7900 for a free, confidential case evaluation today. We can help clients in Spanish as well.