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New York Wrongful Death Attorneys

Experienced New York Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Grieving Families Recover

Helping Families in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and all of Upstate New York

There is nothing more painful and tragic than losing someone you love amidst circumstances you feel could have been avoided. When your loved one is a victim of a willful or negligent act of another – a wrongful death suit may offer a sense of justice and compensation to those left behind.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York wrongful death lawyers contact us online or call (518) 284-3183 today.

What is Wrongful Death?

When death is found to be the result of intentional or unintentional acts or negligence of a person, persons, or entity, NY State laws allow for legal action. A wrongful death lawsuit may result in a settlement that will compensate the family of the deceased and provide for them financially in the absence of their loved one.

Wrongful Death Damages Guidelines in New York State

In New York State, winning a wrongful death lawsuit could cover medical and funeral expenses, and a cash award equal to the amount of financial support the departed loved one could have provided if they had lived. Every wrongful death case is different and usually very complex, so it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer to understand your options.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in NY

Acting sooner than later is prudent in light of the statute of limitations, but also facilitates the collection of witness testimony as the human memory tends to fade as time goes on.

If you are considering a wrongful death lawsuit, contact us today to discuss your options. We know that confusion about the legal process and sometimes a feeling of helplessness can add to an already emotional and stressful situation. Our legal team has extensive experience dealing with wrongful death cases and always puts the victim’s family first. We are here to listen and help guide you through the process. We are compassionate and work tirelessly to ensure a successful outcome for your family.

Finding a Wrongful Death Attorney in Upstate New York

Our experienced lawyers are aggressive and diligent in building a case that will hold the wrongdoer responsible for the negligent acts or omission that resulted in the death of your loved one.

It Takes Heart

You want more than just a lawyer. You want peace of mind and a compassionate legal partner ready to make the situation right. Your loved one may no longer be with you, but they would want you and your family to be taken care of financially.

Our attorneys are recognized for professional excellence, but it is their compassion, sensitivity, and ability to fight for the best possible outcome that endears them to their clients.

Read our client testimonials and meet the New York wrongful death lawyers of Hacker Murphy.

If you have lost a loved one by the negligent acts of another, we want to help you through this difficult situation.

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Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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