When you lose a loved one, your grief can be overwhelming. But if you lose a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you could be even more distraught. Sometimes, hiring a wrongful death attorney is the only justice you can get for an unfortunate tragedy.
Ali Najmi has years of experience working on wrongful death cases in New York City. With his help, you can get the legal representation you need.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit against an individual or a business who killed another individual through negligence or recklessness. When you file a wrongful death claim, you can seek compensation for your loss. A successful claim holds the other party financially responsible for your loss.
Often, the death of a family member results in financial burdens. Your family be missing income from the primary breadwinner. With the money from a claim, you can replace that income. It could prevent you from financial troubles.
This type of lawsuit could also award you money for your emotional struggle. When you lose a loved one, the pain and suffering can be intense. You could be eligible for compensation for your emotional struggle.
If someone in your family died because of another’s actions, a wrongful death claim can make all the difference. Here at our office, we want to get you the compensation you deserve.
Who Needs a Wrongful Death Attorney in NYC?
Anyone who loses a loved one because of another individual or business could benefit from a wrongful death attorney in NYC. If your loss meets any of the following requirements, you could have a case:
- There was a death
- That death was a result of wrongful behavior on the defendant’s part
- One or more people suffered because of the death
- There are damages which the estate can recover
- You file within two years of the death
You might not be certain that your loss involved a wrongful death. However, it’s worth speaking to a lawyer. If you have any reason to believe that negligence was a driving factor in your case, you should contact someone from our office. Ali Najmi can explain the laws regarding wrongful death and tell you whether or not you have a chance with a court case.
There are several types of wrongful death cases. Here are a few common types of wrongful death claims in New York City:
1. Drunk Driving
Between 2003 and 2012, there were 3,752 people in New York City killed by drunk drivers. Drinking and driving is a common cause of a wrongful death claim.
When drinking and driving leads to a death, the drunk driver is at fault. You might be able to file a claim against the offender.
2. Medical Malpractice
You deserve a certain standard of care by your doctors. When a doctor does not provide that standard of care, a patient can experience an injury or death. Either incident is considered medical malpractice.
When malpractice leads to death, you might have grounds for a wrongful death claim. After speaking with Ali Najmi, you can determine your next steps.
3. Employer Negligence
In New York City, many workplaces have hazardous conditions. However, it is the responsibility of the employer to keep that workplace as safe as possible. Failing to do so is negligence.
Employer negligence can lead to slip and falls as well as other workplace accidents. If your loved one has a workplace accident that results in death, you might be able to initiate a lawsuit.
Working with an Experienced Team
If you’re ready to take action against a negligent individual or business, contact us at the Law Office of Ali Najmi. Our personal injury lawyer will work hard to get you compensation for your loss. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.