Experienced Mineola Wrongful Death Lawyers Represent Estates
Caring Long Island attorneys help grieving families obtain peace of mind
The unexpected death of a family member is even more tragic when it is caused by someone else’s careless, negligent or deliberately malicious behavior. At the Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C. in Mineola, New York, we provide dedicated legal support for the families of wrongful death victims, helping them achieve a fair measure of compensation for their devastating loss. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys are knowledgeable, personable and results-oriented. We are proud to represent our fellow New Yorkers throughout Long Island and the Greater New York City area.
Accomplished law firm files lawsuits after fatal auto accidents and malpractice
A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed for any act of negligence for which a personal injury lawsuit could have been filed if the victim had survived. We negotiate settlements and litigate wrongful death claims on behalf of clients who have suffered losses due to:
- Auto accidents
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction accidents
- Unsafe property conditions
- Defective products
- Exposure to occupational hazards
- Animal attacks
- Assault and murder
Our attorneys understand how difficult it can be for mourning survivors to go through the process of wrongful death litigation. We make every effort to lessen the burden of stress on your family by treating your case with the sensitivity and attention it deserves.
Dedicated advocates assert survivors’ rights to financial compensation
Under New York law, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate, but the damages recovered go to the estate’s distributees — typically the surviving spouse children. If the estate representative chooses not to pursue a lawsuit, the distributees may choose a separate individual to file the claim. A spouse, child, parent or dependent blood relative of the decedent also has standing to seek financial recovery through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Though no amount of money can ever replace your family member, it is crucial to obtain compensation from at-fault parties to safeguard your family’s financial stability. The damages generally available in a wrongful death suit include:
- Decedent’s medical care
- Decedent’s loss of future earnings
- Funeral and burial expenses for decedent
- Pain and suffering endured by the decedent
- Survivors’ loss of benefits, such as medical coverage
- Survivors’ loss of love, affection, companionship and comfort (loss of consortium)
- Loss of parental care for decedent’s children
As your attorneys, we will ensure that you ask for a sum that encompasses the many forms of loss you experience. We will advocate for you from the moment we take your case until its ultimate resolution, whether that occurs at the negotiation table, in court or before an appellate judge.
A wrongful death lawsuit in New York must be initiated within two years of the decedent’s passing. In the interest of collecting and documenting evidence about the fatal accident or event while memories are clear and the accident scene is accessible, it is advisable for the estate representative to speak with an attorney promptly upon suspecting that negligence led to the death.
Contact an established Long Island wrongful death law firm for a free initial consultation
Trusted by clients across Long Island and the Greater New York City area, the lawyers of the Law Office of Frank J. Cassisi, P.C. in Mineola, New York handle wrongful death lawsuits and settlement negotiations with care and professionalism. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, call us at 516-294-5050 or contact us online.