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New York Wrongful Death Attorneys

Sorry to hear about your loss

Losing a loved one to negligence or wrongdoing is a devastating experience that leaves a void in your life. At Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., we understand the emotional and financial challenges that come with such a loss, and we are committed to helping you bridge the gap with our personalized and compassionate legal representation.


With our expertise in wrongful death claims and our dedication to understanding your unique needs, we strive to bring justice to your case while easing the burden on your family during this difficult time. Let us stand by your side as we navigate the complex legal landscape together, seeking the compensation and closure you deserve.

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Do You Have Questions About Your
Wrongful Death Case?

Obtain a copy of the death certificate

One of the first and most important steps is obtaining the death certificate of your loved one. This official document is vital to prove the cause of death and establish a connection to the wrongful death accident. Our compassionate legal team will offer assistance in navigating the process of obtaining a death certificate, ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and promptly. By entrusting Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. with your wrongful death claim, you can focus on healing while we handle the legal complexities.

Are you collecting evidence for your wrongful death case?

Collecting evidence after a wrongful death accident is vital to get the intended results in you case. Proper evidence gathering assists in identifying the cause of death and ascertaining if it resulted from negligence or malpractice. Amassing evidence, including witness testimonies, law enforcement reports, medical documents, and security camera footage, fortifies the case by offering tangible proof of the situation surrounding the incident.

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Have you notified your insurance company about the wrongful death?

In the aftermath of a wrongful death accident, it is crucial to promptly notify all relevant insurance companies. As a top-rated law firm, Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. understands the importance of timely communication with insurers to protect your interests and ensure a smooth claims process. Our experienced wrongful death accident attorneys will guide you through the necessary steps, including gathering all required documentation and filing claims with the appropriate parties. By enlisting the assistance of our skilled legal team, you can confidently navigate the complexities of insurance matters and maximize the potential for a fair and just settlement.

Have you spoken with a lawyer who specializes in wrongful death cases?

When faced with the devastating consequences of a wrongful death accident, seeking the counsel of a knowledgeable and compassionate wrongful death attorney is essential. At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C., our dedicated legal professionals will work tirelessly to secure the justice and compensation you deserve. With our extensive experience handling wrongful death cases, we are well-versed in the intricacies of the legal system and will employ our expertise to develop a robust strategy tailored to your unique circumstances. By partnering with our accomplished attorneys, you can rest assured that your case will be in capable hands, increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome and providing the peace of mind you need during this difficult time.

Wrongful Death Accident FAQs

What does wrongful death mean?

This is when someone else’s wrongdoing causes injuries that result in the death of another. Because the laws regarding wrongful death cases differ significantly state to state, it is important to consult with a highly experienced attorney who is familiar with the specialized wrongful death laws in question.

What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit in New York?

In a wrongful death lawsuit, the goal is to seek compensation for the financial and emotional losses suffered by the family as a result of their loved one's untimely passing. Damages that may be recovered include funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses incurred prior to the death, lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and emotional pain and suffering. Our dedicated wrongful death attorneys will work diligently to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible, helping to ease the financial burden that often accompanies such a loss.

How do I know if I have a valid wrongful death claim?

Determining whether you have a valid wrongful death claim can be a complex process that requires the expertise of a seasoned wrongful death attorney. We will carefully review the circumstances surrounding your loved one's death, gather evidence, and consult with experts to establish the other party's liability. If we believe that your case has merit, we will pursue your claim vigorously, seeking justice for your loved one and the compensation your family deserves.

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