How Much Time do You Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Generally, New York law only gives you two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to EPTL § 5-4.1. Our firm can explain whether any exceptions extend or shorten this deadline.
There are strict rules about who can file a wrongful death lawsuit and how long they have to do it. The American Bar Association (ABA) says that if you miss the filing deadline, the law can forever bar you from holding the guilty party responsible.
How Much Money Can You get in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In EPTL § 5-4.3, either a judge or jury will award compensation to legal beneficiaries – provided that the case is successful. Compensation should cover the expenses related to your loved one’s passing, such as:
- The reasonable cost to treat the injuries that caused the death
- Reasonable funeral expenses
- The decedent’s lost income
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
You Can Afford a Lawyer From Our Firm
You do not have to be rich to get help with your case. As noted earlier, if we accept your case, we will represent you on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement, you do not have to pay any upfront legal fees.
We even cover litigation expenses, like filing fees and retaining expert witnesses, during the case. We get reimbursed for these costs and get paid our legal fees if we win your case.
Our fees are a percentage of your settlement or award. We will provide a written explanation of how our contingency-fee arrangement works.
Connect with Our Wrongful Death Team in Suffolk County Today
We understand that you are grieving the loss of your loved one. We treat our clients with compassion and respect while going after the at-fault party.
There is no charge for the initial consultation and no obligation. We are happy to assist Spanish-speaking clients. You can call Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. today at (631) 451-7900 for your free consultation.