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Wrongful Death

Manhattan Wrongful Death Lawyer

Helping You Recover from the Loss of Your Loved One in Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn

Death of a loved one feels grievous and untimely no matter when it occurs. However, if the life of a dear family member was unduly cut short on account of someone else's negligence, there is no crueler event. If this situation has occurred where your beloved family member was injured from an accident and did not survive, you deserve the right to gain full compensation for your tragic loss, compensation which is the very least for the suffering you and your family have experienced.

In order to receive true justice, you need a skilled wrongful death attorney in Manhattan to support you. We can advocate for you with determination and aggression so that you could receive the necessary payment to cover mounting funeral bills, medical bills, lost salary, and other high costs created by your loved one’s passing.

Call us today at (917) 909-6166 to get a detailed, empathetic consultation about seeking justice for your family.

Eligibility for Pursuing a Wrongful Death Case

Before you begin your claim, it is important to establish that your case is definitely eligible of being a case of a wrongful death. One helpful aspect to consider is that if the victim had survived and could have made a personal injury claim based on the perpetrator’s ignorance or negligence, then bringing a claim for wrongful death is certainly appropriate as well.

The family members who can then make this claim include the parents and children of the deceased, as well as the spouse of the deceased. In certain scenarios, close relatives of the victim, including brothers and sisters, can make a lawsuit. If you are a minor, you may also have the support of an adult guardian to help file the application.

Establishing Fault in a Wrongful Death Case

There are several ways that can prove that a wrongful death has occurred. Our experienced team has had much success in proving that wrongful deaths occurred on avoidable circumstances.

Some examples of where a perpetrator may have caused a wrongful death include:

  • Events where the defendant did not fulfill a legal obligation to the victim, whether by not exercising caution in driving, not ensuring the safety of a product sold to a customer, etc.
  • Scenarios where the defendant was negligent, refusing to fix a problem or warn the victim of dangerous circumstances
  • Cases where the defendant’s actions or inaction directly led to the victim’s death

Seeking Compensation for the Loss of Your Loved One

There are many damages that can be filed for during your application process.

Just a few examples of the extensive damages caused by a wrongful death include:

  • Funeral and memorial costs
  • Loss of companionship of the victim
  • Medical bills that were received before or after death
  • Lack of income or financial support that the deceased would have provided
  • Loss of income due to taking time off to support other family members

Get Empathetic Support Today

Tragically, there is little time to rest once your family member has passed due to another’s negligence or malpractice. You must immediately contact a wrongful death lawyer in Manhattan, since there is a limited time where you can claim for a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of New York. At the Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C., you can trust us to be empathetic and aggressive in fighting for your family’s needs.

Contact us now at (917) 909-6166 to get sensitive, determined advocacy during this time of trauma.

What Sets Us Apart?

The Difference is Clear
  • High-Quality Representation

    The majority of the firm's clients are referrals. This is a testament to their faith in Attorney Portilla's ability to provide the best legal counsel and advocacy.

  • Accessible

    When you hire Attorney Portilla you can count on transparent communication regarding your case and fast response times on all questions!

  • Convenient

    For your safety and convenience, The Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C. offers phone and video consultations as well as same-day appointments.

  • Multilingual

    The team at The Law Office of Julio E. Portilla, P.C. is multilingual and serves its clients in English, Spanish and French.

  • Personalized Attention

    Attorney Portilla takes the time to listen, walk you through the process, and create a personalized strategy for your case.

  • Courtroom Experience

    Attorney Portilla is a proven litigator who has vast experience handling various cases types in a courtroom successfully.

Meet Our Dedicated Attorney Julio E. Portilla

"I will fight to protect your legal rights under the law."

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