Wrongful death occurs whenever a person dies as the result of someone else’s wrongful act or negligence. It can be the result of product liability, slip and fall accidents, car accidents, construction accidents, or any event where a person or corporation does not exercise reasonable care and that negligence causes the death of another. New York law holds those responsible for the wrongful death of another accountable for their actions by allowing surviving family members to seek compensation for any damages the death of their loved one may have caused.

Those eligible to seek damages for the wrongful death of a loved one in New York include the surviving spouse, domestic partner and any children of the deceased. Sometimes the surviving family of a wrongful death victim may be able to seek compensation for funeral expenses, any medical bills their loved one may have incurred before they died, loss of financial support, loss of companionship and any pain and suffering their loved one may have endured.

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The Underwood Law Firm has years of successful trial results* but we attempt to resolve disputes outside of the court system first, if possible. We are one of the few firms in the Syracuse area that offers free consultations so that everyone has an opportunity to speak with an experienced attorney about their case.

If you or someone close to you has suffered an injury, call our office at (315) 445-3005 for a free consultation so that you can quickly know your rights under New York Law. Or email us your contact information (in the email form on the right column of our website) and we will call you.**

Underwood Law Firm, P.C.
The White House
7030 E. Genesee Street
Fayetteville, New York 13066
Tel:  (315)445-3005
Fax: (315)446-7521

The Underwood Law Firm handles all aspects of personal injury and workers’  compensation law including auto accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, and premises liability cases in the following areas: Syracuse, Utica, Albany, Watertown, Oswego, Binghamton; Onondaga County and Madison County, including the towns, cities and villages of: Fayetteville, Manlius, DeWitt, Morrisville, Cicero, Liverpool, East Syracuse, Syracuse, Baldwinsville, Camillus, Clay, Fabius, Elbridge, Geddes, Jordan, Lafayette, Lysander, Marcellus, Minoa, North Syracuse, Otisco, Pompey, Salina, Skaneateles, Spafford, Tully, Van Buren, Eaton, Cazenovia, Canastota, Brewerton, Solvay, Central Square, Cato, Chittenango, Oneida and many other areas.

*  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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Updated: 1/7/17

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