Losing a loved one is always painful, and it hurts even more when that person’s death is caused by someone else’s negligence. No one can undo the fatal incident that led to a wrongful death, but it is also possible to hold the responsible parties accountable. Regardless of the cause of the wrongful death you are facing — from car accidents to defective products to poor construction to misdiagnosis — the Law Office of Bradley A. Sacks is here to help.
Technically speaking, the main purpose of filing a wrongful death claim is to recover pecuniary losses. This can include the monetary damage that occurs when family members are no longer receiving the financial support of the person who has died.
Unfortunately, a death can also trigger a number of other expenses and nonmonetary costs, including:
- Medical expenses in the immediate aftermath of an accident
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of insurance benefits, retirement benefits and other benefits
- Disruption of the decedent’s estate planning that can affect inheritance
- Pain and suffering experienced before the decedent’s death
- Loss of companionship for spouses and romantic partners
- Loss of parental guidance, care and protection for children who have lost a parent
- Punitive damages can also be used to punish the negligent party and give them financial incentive to avoid similar negligence in the future.
The Law Office of Bradley A. Sacks has more than 35 years of experience maximizing the settlements and damages awarded to help survivors recover from an unexpected loss. We meticulously investigate every claim, and we consult with experts in relevant fields, including forensic pathologists, accountants and economists. Our goal is to provide you with the full measure of damages allowed under the law.
- $1.05 million settlement in Brooklyn for failure to diagnose esophageal cancer in the wrongful death of a 50-year-old man
- $850,000 for delayed diagnosis of intestinal perforation following cancer surgery
- $800,000 for delayed surgery to relieve a blocked bile duct in a liver transplant patient
- $300,000 for the death of a 104-year-old woman following surgery to repair a hip fracture
You Don’t Have To Face Wrongful Death Alone
Nothing can bring back your loved one, but it is possible to find some justice by holding the responsible parties accountable with a lawyer’s help. To learn more about how we can help, contact the Law Office of Bradley A. Sacks online or call us at 646-835-2075 to schedule a free consultation with no obligation.