Wrongful Death: Legal Tips

Serving Buffalo, New York

When a family member dies, it is an overwhelmingly sad and emotionally draining time. It is difficult to focus on anything else except your grief and how you will be able to move on without your loved one. If you suspect the death was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another individual, company or entity, you are rightfully angry and upset, but you probably don’t know what critical actions you can take to help prove a wrongful death case in court. Here’s a short checklist to help you during this difficult process.

  • There is a statute of limitations to all wrongful death cases in New York, so you will need to contact the personal injury attorneys of John Feroleto Attorneys at Law as soon as you are emotionally ready to do so. We can ensure your family’s rights are being protected and begin planning for the investigation that will be necessary.
  • Help us collect any evidence you can related to the wrongful death. Although it will be difficult, the sooner you can help us do this, the better. If you have access to medical records, coroner reports or witness information, this will help us determine if there is enough evidence to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit and if so, where to begin our investigation.
  • Find a grief counselor or join a support group that can help you through this difficult time. Wrongful death lawsuits can take a considerable amount of time to prepare and litigate. During this timeframe and beyond, it is very important to connect with others who have been through similar situations and understand the healing process. They can give you some much-needed support.

If you are dealing with the loss of loved one in the Niagara, Buffalo, or New York state and want to know if a wrongful death suit should be pursued, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our wrongful death lawyers. We understand how much pain you are going through and will do everything in our power to ensure that justice will be served and help you find the closure you need. No recovery, no fee.