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Yonkers Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing somebody you love is devastating, particularly if their death was caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another person. While there is no amount of money that can fully compensate someone for their loss, the team at Lever & Ecker, PLLC is ready to help when you need closure. Our Yonkers wrongful death attorneys will fully investigate your case to determine liability and hold those responsible for the death of your loved one accountable for their actions.

Why choose Lever & Ecker, PLLC for your case?

If you have lost a loved one, you need to turn to an attorney you can trust both personally and professionally to handle your case. Lever & Ecker, PLLC is ready to help.

  • We have more than 55 years of combined legal experience helping family members of those who have lost their lives due to the actions of others in New York.
  • At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we are proud to say that our reputation speaks for itself. Many of our clients are referred to us by prior clients, friends, family, and other attorneys.
  • We take Yonkers wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that family members will not owe any legal fees until after we secure the compensation they need.

How will an attorney help a wrongful death claim?

An attorney is going to be an invaluable resource for a wrongful death claim. These cases could become incredibly complicated, and an attorney will have the resources into legal knowledge available to:

  • Conduct a complete investigation to determine liability as to the wrongful death claim. This will include gathering evidence such as photo and video surveillance, statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports, and more.
  • Work with trusted economic and financial experts to help calculate the total losses a family has incurred and is expected to incur in the future due to the wrongful death.
  • Handle negotiations with every party involved in order to reach a fair settlement on behalf of the personal representative of the estate and the deceased’s family members, or, in the absence of a fair settlement, bring the case to trial.

Common causes of wrongful death cases in Yonkers

Wrongful death cases arise in various ways in and around the Yonkers area. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we regularly help family members who have lost loved ones due to:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Premises liability accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse and negligence
  • Work-related accidents
  • Product liability accidents

In New York, the responsibility for filing a wrongful death claim falls to the personal representative of the deceased’s estate. Unlike other states, New York will not allow a family member to bring a wrongful death claim unless that family member is also the personal representative. However, if damages are awarded in a wrongful death case, the personal representative will be required to hold any damages awarded in a trust available for surviving family members to whom the proceeds belong.

Types of compensation available for a wrongful death claim

If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another person, company, or other entity, you may be entitled to various types of compensation. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we will investigate every aspect of your case and work to secure the following:

  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
  • Cost of pre-death medical expenses
  • Loss of companionship damages
  • Loss of consortium damages
  • Possible punitive damages against those responsible

Call us for a free consultation

If you need a Yonkers wrongful death attorney, turn to the team at Lever & Ecker, PLLC. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 914-288-9191 or 718-922-3632. We are not afraid to take on aggressive insurance carriers or legal teams in an effort to ensure you and your family are treated fairly.