Losing a family member is among the most traumatic and challenging events anyone can go through. This pain is only magnified when the death was caused by someone else’s actions. In these cases, family members may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim to obtain compensation for their loss. However, navigating the legal system and understanding the complexities of a wrongful death claim can be overwhelming, especially during a time of grief.
The wrongful death lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, know that suffering a wrongful death event can leave families with complicated legal and financial issues, in addition to tremendous grief and sorrow. We fight to recover what the family is entitled for their loss, including: conscious pain and suffering; loss of financial support; funeral and burial expenses, and associated medical bills. Pursuing a wrongful death claim can hold the responsible party accountable and aim to bring some measure of closure.
The Harrison wrongful death attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, hope to provide peace of mind to those who have lost someone due to another individual’s negligent actions. With 65+ years of combined experience, we know how to be there for you and offer invaluable legal resources to hold the liable party (or parties) responsible. We aim to provide compassionate and diligent representation at every step of the legal process so you can focus on your family during this difficult time.
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Insurance companies will often attempt to deny or diminish the validity of wrongful death cases, making it challenging for families to recover the compensation they deserve without an experienced lawyer on their side. The lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, will aggressively advocate on your behalf so your rights are protected.
A wrongful death is the death of an individual because of another party’s negligent, reckless, or careless actions. Had the accident not been fatal, the deceased victim would have had the right to seek a personal injury lawsuit. In New York, a legally-appointed representative of the deceased estate must pursue compensation on behalf of the deceased.
Wrongful death cases are separate from criminal proceedings that may occur alongside a civil proceeding, as some accidents may occur entirely by accident, rising to the level of negligence but not criminal conduct.
Whether you are the deceased’s executor or a family member wanting to understand your rights after a wrongful death event, speak with the experienced wrongful death lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, to answer your questions and discuss the details of the case.
Depending on the circumstances of a wrongful death case, you may recover economic and non-economic damages related to the death of the deceased, including:
Your Harrison wrongful death lawyer may assess your case to determine the damages you may be eligible to recover. If your wrongful death case is successful, the executor of the estate will hold funds in a trust for the beneficiaries.
Losing a family member is always painful, but it is especially devastating when the death is caused by someone else’s actions. While a lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one, it can impart a sense of justice and closure. The award-winning wrongful death lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are prepared to fight for you. With 65+ years of combined legal experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights, we understand the complexity of wrongful death cases and work to maximize your family’s compensation during this challenging time. If a favorable settlement cannot be reached outside the courtroom, we are prepared to take your wrongful death case to trial.
Tragic bus collision involving pedestrian in crosswalk, causing catastrophic injuries which ultimately resulted in pedestrian’s wrongful death two weeks later. Lever & Ecker, PLLC, was able to obtain $12 million in compensation on behalf of the pedestrian’s surviving family. Not only was this settlement (the specific terms of which are confidential) one of the largest personal injury settlements in New York in 2020, we were able to resolve the case at an early stage, allowing the family to obtain a measure of closure and avoid the trauma of reliving the experience in court.