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Pursuing Justice After A Fatal Accident

Losing a loved one is devastating no matter the circumstances. When the death of a parent, child or spouse is caused by someone else’s avoidable negligence or misconduct, families suffer both emotionally and financially.

At Steve Foley Law Firm, we help these families hold negligent actors accountable. We know that no court order and no sum of money can turn back time and erase the painful loss of a loved one. With a wrongful death claim, families can recover fair financial compensation so they can prioritize their healing and their loved ones.

Wrongful death claims can arise from a wide variety of circumstances, including:

  • Motor vehicle or airplane crashes
  • Fatal injuries on unsafe property
  • On-the-job accidents or exposure to dangerous conditions
  • Medical malpractice
  • Death caused by criminal behavior
  • Death during a supervised activity (such as school, a work outing, guided trip or sporting event)

Wrongful Death Damages

Bringing a claim for wrongful death can compensate survivors for financial losses. For example, if the breadwinner of a family was killed because of negligence, their survivors may be entitled to damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of financial support, including wages and other income
  • Loss of services, including child care, home maintenance, landscaping or education

The amount of these damages depends on many factors, including the decedent’s age, health, income, earning capacity and net worth at the time of death. When pursuing compensation for a wrongful death, it is important to work with a personal injury attorney who not only has experience preparing cases for trial, but will also take the time to fully understand your loved one’s contributions and legacy.

Start With A Free Consultation

At Steve Foley Law Firm, we draw on decades of trial experience to advocate for our clients’ best interests while allowing them to focus on what really matters. We invite you to contact us for a free consultation at our office in downtown Buffalo or over the phone. We serve the Buffalo-Niagara metro area, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and surrounding communities in New York. Please call us at 716-249-2222 or contact us via email.