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For most people, the death of a loved one is among the most painful and difficult events they will ever face. In cases where a loved one’s death results from a motor vehicle accident, one’s sense of loss and grief is often magnified. This is particularly true when the actions of another driver contributed to or caused a loved one’s fatal injuries.

For children, parents, and siblings who have suffered this type of tragedy; it can be difficult to know how to proceed. An attorney who handles wrongful death matters can provide assistance to families who have questions and concerns about pursuing legal action in the wake of a loved one’s death.

By filing a wrongful death claim, family members seek to recover compensation related to the financial burdens that have or will result from the death of a relative. Damages sought may include expenses related to medical interventions and a funeral as well as the loss of income and support. In cases where the deceased was financially supporting a spouse and/or children, damages may include loss of future earnings and parental guidance.

Wrongful death matters are highly emotional, subject to strict legal requirements, and can be difficult to win. For these reasons, it’s important to secure strong legal representation. New York City residents who are considering their options with regard to pursuing a wrongful death claim can benefit from speaking to a personal injury attorney at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm.

By: Andrew Levine

Andrew J. Levine is co-owner at Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, P.C. in New York, NY. A graduate of Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. For 15 years he has been widely trusted and respected as a formidable attorney but acknowledged as a reasonable and ethical collaborator who impresses clients, judges and jurors alike. Andrew has been featured in New York Magazine as one of New York’s “Top Personal Injury Litigators” and recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in New York.” View all posts by Andrew Levine

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