Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one always leaves a hole in your life. Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can cause even more frustration and pain. While it cannot bring your loved one back, a wrongful death claim against the party that caused your loved one’s death can provide much-needed compensation that may make it easier for you to rebuild your life following the loss of a loved one.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we offer compassionate, supportive legal representation that can help you learn more about your right to compensation. Contact a Wappingers Falls wrongful death lawyer today to discuss your loved one’s death and your family’s rights.
Table of Contents
- How Finkelstein & Partners Can Help Following the Loss of a Loved One
- Compensation in Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death Claims
- Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death Claims: What You Need to Know
- What To Do After Losing a Loved One in Wappingers Falls
- Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death FAQ
- Contact a Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death Attorney Today
How Finkelstein & Partners Can Help Following the Loss of a Loved One
At Finkelstein & Partners, we have more than 60 years of experience helping accident victims and their families pursue the compensation they may deserve for the loss of a loved one. We aim to provide personalized client services that can help our clients feel more comfortable and supported while offering aggressive legal representation that will increase the odds that they will recover the total compensation they deserve.
Take a look at some of our past wrongful death claim results.
- $7.5 million awarded to the family of a young man who died in a preventable drowning accident
- $4.75 million awarded in a product liability claim that caused catastrophic injuries and death
- $3.25 million awarded for failure to treat an acute asthma attack in time
At Finkelstein & Partners, we aim to help the families of wrongful death victims recover the compensation they should reasonably expect for their injuries. While we guarantee no result, contact us today to see what we can do for you and your case.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we aim to provide client-centric support. Every wrongful death claim looks a little different due to your unique needs and the unique circumstances of your loss. Not only that, many clients want to handle their claims in a specific way: to help draw more attention to a preventable loss, for example, or to maximize the compensation the family can recover as much as possible. We aim to provide that comprehensive, ongoing support.
Effective Communication and Access
Dealing with a wrongful death claim can prove incredibly stressful, especially when you already find your family in the middle of a difficult and devastating time. At Finkelstein & Partners, we prioritize communication with our clients.
Not only do we work to help ensure that you have easy access to our office, conveniently located just off Route 9, but we also offer virtual consultations for clients that may need them. Furthermore, we aim to get back to every client in a timely and effective manner.
The loss of a loved one, particularly a primary wage-earner, can throw your family’s finances into turmoil. At Finkelstein & Partners, we understand the financial challenges that can accompany those losses and aim to provide our clients with affordable legal representation.
We start with a free consultation to help us better understand your claim and give you more information. Then, we accept most claims on a contingent fee basis, which may make the legal services your family needs much more affordable.
Do you need to file a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one in Wappingers Falls? Do you want to learn more about your right to compensation? Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you during this devastating time.
Compensation in Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death Claims: What to Expect
The loss of a loved one causes immense trauma and devastation. Not only that, you may quickly discover that your loved one’s loss causes substantial financial challenges for your family, too. Losing your primary source of income, for example, can leave your family struggling.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help your family look at the losses you have sustained because of the loss of your loved one and the financial compensation you might have the right to recover. The compensation you can ultimately recover may depend on:
- Who caused your loved one’s death?
- What financial challenges did your family face as a result of the loss?
- What insurance policy covers the liable party, and how much compensation does that policy offer?
We cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover as part of your wrongful death claim. However, we can look at the losses you sustained and how you can best maximize the compensation you may recover for your loved one’s loss.
Final Medical Costs
Often, a wrongful death claim will include compensation for your loved one’s final medical costs. Calculate all the medical bills that may have gone along with your loved one’s accident and the associated injuries.
Funeral and Burial Expenses
You may want to carefully look at the financial cost of your loved one’s final expenses. Funeral costs continue to rise, and many families struggle with that cost following the loss of a loved one. Talk to your attorney about calculating reasonable funeral and burial costs to include them as part of your Wappingers Falls wrongful death claim.
Losing the primary breadwinner in your family can prove utterly devastating. Not only do you face the challenges that can come with losing a loved one, but you also may not have the income to help support the family. Often, those income losses can leave you reeling as you restructure your family.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help our clients calculate the income losses they may have faced because of the loss of a loved one and determine how to include those losses as part of a wrongful death claim.
Loss of Services
Your loved one may have provided multiple services to your family, many of which offer immense financial value.
For example, your loved one may have:
- Taken care of childcare
- Managed elder care needs
- Taken care of home or yard maintenance
Losing your loved one may mean paying someone else to take care of those vital services for your family. Unfortunately, that may mean immense income losses and challenges.
Loss of Consortium/Presence
A fair, comprehensive wrongful death claim, in addition to accounting for your financial losses, will also include compensation for the non-financial losses that may have gone along with your loved one’s death. Talk to an attorney about how your loved one’s death has impacted your family and what losses you have faced as a result.
Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death Claims: What You Need to Know
You may have the right to file a wrongful death claim when your loved one dies because of someone else’s negligent actions, including cases like:
Talk to the lawyers at Finkelstein & Partners to discuss how your loved one’s death occurred and what steps you need to take to protect yourself.
The Hazard of Traffic Accidents
Route 9 offers convenient transportation throughout much of Wappingers Falls. Unfortunately, it can also pose a substantial opportunity for injury. Many accidents occur on Route 9 every day and may quickly result in fatalities.
In New York, each year, construction accidents cause some of the most workplace fatalities, often due to inadequate safety measures. Consult an attorney if you have lost a loved one in a construction site accident.
Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death FAQ
Who has the right to file a wrongful death claim in Wappingers Falls?
At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you answer the question of whether you have the right to file a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one. We will help look at several key criteria.
First, we will look at the circumstances of your loved one’s death. Did your loved one die from someone else’s negligent actions, whether in an accident on Route 9 or a dangerous construction or premises liability accident? If so, your family may have the right to file a wrongful death claim.
Next, we will look at who in your family has the right to file a wrongful death claim. In general, the closest family member to the deceased will have the right to file a claim after that individual’s wrongful death. That may include the deceased’s spouse, or if the deceased had not married, their children.
If the deceased does not have either spouse or children, in some cases, their parents may have the right to file a claim. In some circumstances, other relatives or the deceased’s estate may also have the right to file a wrongful death claim. However, talk to an attorney at Finkelstein & Partners to learn whether your family may have the right to file a claim.
Can more than one member of my family file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one in Wappingers Falls?
In some cases, more than one family member may have the same right to file a wrongful death claim for losing a loved one. However, your family can only file one claim for the loss of a loved one. You must decide how to distribute the funds from that claim fairly. At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help you decipher how to distribute those funds fairly.
Can I file a wrongful death claim in Wappingers Falls if my loved one did not die immediately?
You may have the right to file a wrongful death claim any time your loved one dies as a direct result of the negligent actions of another party. That may include cases in which your loved one did not die immediately.
Suppose, for example, that your loved one suffered injuries in a car accident. An ambulance arrived quickly at the scene and took your loved one to the hospital. Several days later, however, your loved one died. You would still have the right to file a wrongful death claim for losing your loved one. You would even have the legal right to file a wrongful death claim if your loved one lingered for several weeks or months after the accident but ultimately died of those injuries.
At Finkelstein & Partners, we can help guide you through your legal right to compensation for the loss of a loved one, including how to handle a claim when your loved one did not die immediately.
Contact Finkelstein & Partners Today for Help with Your Wappingers Falls Wrongful Death Claim
Did you lose a loved one in Wappingers Falls due to someone else’s negligence? At Finkelstein & Partners, we understand how devastating that loss can feel and the immense financial devastation that often accompanies the loss of a loved one. Contact us today at (845) 298-2870 for your free consultation, discuss your family’s right to compensation, and discover how you can most effectively pursue it.
Finkelstein & Partners Wappingers Falls / Poughkeepsie Office
1778 South Road Route 9
Wappingers Falls / Poughkeepsie, NY 12590