Marc Albert will work for you to keep drivers who create unsafe conditions on the road legally accountable when a person loses his or her life.
We will pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased victim. We will base wrongful death cases on the negligence of the person who caused the fatality. Under New York law, only personal representatives of an estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit. These plaintiffs can either be executors appointed to oversee a victim’s estate in a will or individuals named as estate administrators.
Often, this named executor or administrator is a surviving spouse or child of the victim. Relatives do not have separate rights to pursue legal action themselves under state law. However, successful wrongful death claims can result in damages being awarded to a victim’s heirs as well as to the estate itself.