Wrongful death claims are highly complex and require the assistance of a skilled, experienced lawyer. There are many factors which contribute to the value of your claim, and your attorney must know how to accurately calculate damages. Marc Albert works closely with financial analysts who can provide expert witness testimony demonstrating the value of your claim.
Wrongful Death laws also have strict provisions about the types of damages that can and can’t be recovered. There are generally two types of damages recoverable in wrongful death cases – pecuniary loss and conscious pain and suffering. Pecuniary loss refers to economic losses suffered due to the untimely passing of the decedent and include but are not limited to:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of household services
- Loss of parental guidance
- Funeral expenses
Damages for pain and suffering in New York are only permitted for the period that the injured party was conscious. Through his extensive experience in handling wrongful death cases, Marc Albert has a strong understanding of how these laws impact your case.