Wrongful Death

Is your loved-one the victim of a wrongful death?

Consult The Barillari Law Firm to discuss your case and seek justice for the loss of your family member. When a life is taken due to the willful or negligent act of another, a wrongful death lawsuit may be pursued. If you have a loved one who was the victim of wrongful death, monetary compensation will not heal the pain, but can ease the financial burden.

Representing Wrongful Death Victims

Bill Barillari has represented clients suffering from the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death and understands that no amount of money will ease the pain of such a tragic event; however, a death in the family may affect lives in many ways, including financially. For these reasons, New York allows for compensation to be sought in the case of a wrongful death.

Such wrongful acts could include, but are not limited to:

  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Manslaughter or murder
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Construction accidents

Wrongful death is the basis for a lawsuit against the party or parties who caused the death, filed on behalf of the members of the family who have lost the company and support of the deceased. Thus, a child might be entitled to compensation for the personal loss of a father and the amount of financial support the child would have received from the deceased parent while a minor; a wife would recover damages for loss of her husband’s love and companionship and a lifetime of expected support; and a parent would be limited to damages for loss of companionship but not support. A lawsuit for wrongful death may be filed by the executor or administrator of the estate of the deceased or by the family members, legally defined as individual beneficiaries.