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New York Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

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There are time-sensitive deadlines, called statutes of limitations, which restrict the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. These statutes of limitations vary from state to state as well as by case type. If you do not file your case before this deadline passes, you will no longer be eligible to receive compensation for your damages.

In New York, there is a two year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. This means you have up to two years from the time of your loved one’s death to initiate your lawsuit. There are certain exceptions to this rule. For example, if the only person entitled to file a wrongful death claim is a minor child, the statute of limitations may be extended until the child is 18 years old.

While it is often difficult to think about filing a lawsuit immediately after losing your loved one, it is important to act fast. Failure to do so may prevent you from recovering a settlement that will help your family stay financially afloat during this difficult time in your lives.

Marc Albert has been handling wrongful death cases for individuals and families in the New York City metropolitan area for more than 15 years. He understands that it is often very hard for families to make practical decisions during the grieving process. He will personally handle every aspect of your case to ensure it is filed before all appropriate deadlines and your rights are protected every step of the way. This will also allow your family to have the space to grieve and work towards moving on after this tragic event.

While no amount of money can ever compensate you for your loss, a settlement in a wrongful death case can ensure your family is provided for in the absence of your loved one. Throughout his career, Mr. Albert has developed a strong track record of success, earning numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. He will fight aggressively to hold all negligent parties accountable for the loss of your loved one and help you maximize the value of your compensation.

Please contact the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert today to schedule your free wrongful death consultation. Mr. Albert serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area from his offices in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island.