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Orange and Rockland County, New York Lawyers Guide Families of Wrongful Death Victims

Protecting the loved ones of those injured by another person or a corporation’s negligence

In addition to the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, the death may also trigger financial turmoil. Medical bills and other expenses, accompanied by lost income, can cause hardship to your family at an already difficult time. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit is likely the last thing on your mind. However, a wrongful death recovery can protect you and your family from long-term financial consequences and may give you some measure of comfort that the people or companies responsible are being held accountable.

Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP was founded in 1978 with the mission of providing trusted representation to our neighbors throughout the Hudson Valley. From our Orange County office in Goshen and our Rockland County office in New City, our lawyers work together to guide you through this traumatic time.  We also service Poughkeepsie and Peekskill.

Process for filing a wrongful death claim

Typically, we would work with the estate’s personal representative to file the wrongful death claim on behalf of the beneficiaries. The wrongful death action is based on the underlying personal injury or medical malpractice claim. Your family may have a cause of action for wrongful death resulting from:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Automobile collision
  • Motorcycle wreck
  • Tractor-trailer crash
  • Premises liability
  • Construction site accident
  • Defective product

Any type of wrongful death claim is complicated, but a highly experienced lawyer can guide you through the many issues involved. For example, how do you put a price tag on the losses you have suffered? In reality, no amount of money can erase the devastation that results when you have lost a family member or other loved one. Wrongful death compensation at least allows your family to pay the bills and maintain financial security during the heartbreaking upheaval that follows. Because our firm works as a team, you receive the input from our attorneys about business succession, valuation and other complex legal topics that might be part of your wrongful death claim.

Get the guidance you need with your wrongful death claim

Burke, Miele, Golden & Naughton, LLP helps your family seek justice after the loss of your loved one resulting from the wrongful acts of another. Call us today at 845-294-4080 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Goshen or New City office. Both locations are easily accessible by public transportation and have free parking. Your first consultation is free.

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