Rochester, New York, Wrongful Death Accident Injury Lawyers

Leading Rochester, New York, Wrongful Death Attorneys
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Top Rated Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Aggressively Litigate to Obtain the Best Result for Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Rochester, New York, Throughout New York State, and Beyond.

Couple in a funeralHas someone you love suffered a fatality because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness? Far too many families prematurely lose those dearest to them because of medical malpractice, personal injury accidents, and dangerous products. Losing someone that you love can be a soul-crushing nightmare, especially when his or her death is unexpected. Not only do surviving family members lose someone dear to them, but they are forced to try and mend the emotional, psychological, and financial damages left behind. Imagine that you are mourning the devastating loss of a family member. In the days after his or her passing, you might realize that you do not have enough money to cover funeral or burial costs. If you relied on the deceased for monetary support, you are probably stressed about finding a way to make ends meet. Fortunately, these are damages that you would be entitled to through a wrongful death claim.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team of wrongful death lawyers understand how difficult of a time it is for you and your loved ones. The last thing you want right now is to be bothered with legal issues. No one should have to bear the dire consequences of a wrongful death singlehandedly. You need Western New York’s finest attorney to litigate your claim and hold those accountable liable. Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to reduce the financial strain that surviving family members may encounter. Not to mention, filing a wrongful death claim can provide your entire family with a sense of justice by making liable parties pay for their mistakes. A negligent party’s bad actions and practices should never go unpunished.

Jed Dietrich, Esq., applauded as a Best Lawyer of America, has exclusively litigated serious personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than 2 decades. In 2005, Jed Dietrich, Esq. established the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. with a mission to provide the highest standard of personal injury representation to victims and their loved ones. Throughout the years, our highly qualified lawyers have seen the catastrophic consequences that wrongful deaths can have on victims and, ultimately, their families. While there is nothing that can eliminate the heartbreak caused by your family member’s death, we would be honored to help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve his client’s claims, including a $2,400,000 settlement for the family of a 49-year-old man who was killed by a school bus. Should you have any questions or need legal advice, we welcome you to contact us for a complimentary lawsuit consultation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, at 585-939-3939 or by completing our online consultation form. There is absolutely no risk in seeking our legal assistance today!

What is Considered a Wrongful Death?

Nurse frustratedWhen another’s negligent actions or omissions cause someone else to die, it is considered a wrongful death. Wrongful death is very similar to involuntary manslaughter, which arises when someone’s negligence leads to the victim’s death. However, manslaughter is a criminal charge, while wrongful death falls under the civil code. Under New York Law, wrongful death is considered a fatality caused by “a wrongful act, neglect or default” of a kind that had the victim survived, he or she could have pursued a personal injury lawsuit. Unfortunately, in these types of cases, the injured victim is no longer capable of bringing their claim to court. Therefore, the personal representative of the victim’s estate must bring an action for damages on the decedent’s behalf. Fatal tragedies can happen suddenly, under various circumstances. The most common incidents that lead to wrongful death claims include:

  1. Medical malpractice;
  2. Dangerous and defective products;
  3. Car collisions;
  4. Drownings and premises liability deaths;
  5. Intentional acts;
  6. Nursing home neglect;
  7. Workplace accidents;
  8. Slip and falls;
  9. Exposure to occupational hazards; and
  10. Construction mishaps.



What Damages Are Possible in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to provide surviving loved ones with compensation that can help them find relief and financial sustainability after the premature death of their family member. While no amount of compensation will ever replace a loved one, it can make things more bearable, especially as you mourn. Financial damages in wrongful death cases are heavily contingent on the particular facts and circumstances that lead to the death. To accurately determine the anticipated value of a wrongful lawsuit, our veteran attorneys must establish all of the damages, including both economic and non-economic. The decedent’s eligible beneficiaries may be able to recover compensation for the following:

  1. All funeral and other related burial expenses;
  2. Survivors’ loss of inheritance;
  3. Hospital bills and other medical costs incurred because of the deceased victim’s final injury or illness;
  4. The decedent’s conscious pain and suffering caused by their final injury or illness;
  5. Lost incomes and supplementary work-related benefits, which includes future earnings or benefits if the victim had survived;
  6. The value of services, companionship, comfort, and support that the decedent would have given to the family;
  7. The value of parental care, guidance, and nurturing to surviving children; and
  8. Interest on the compensation award, which is calculated from the time of the death.

Additionally, if it can be demonstrated that the defendant acted with gross carelessness, malicious negligence, or recklessness, punitive damages may also be available.

The death of someone dear to you can be a profound and dire event. Jed Dietrich, Esq., highly praised as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, takes great pride in assisting families to obtain justice after unimaginable tragedies. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. realizes the importance of providing our clients with help on issues that may arise after a death. Our veteran Rochester, New York attorneys also appreciate how important it is that your wrongful death case is zealously prosecuted so that the highest possible financial recovery can be obtained. Although New York wrongful death law can be complicated and multifaceted, our seasoned lawyers have the expertise and experience to build a strong case against all negligent parties. We would be honored to speak to you about your claim and invite you to contact us for a free lawsuit consultation. Our battle-tested team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 585-939-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 585-939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
Dogged, Determined, and Dead-set on getting you the Maximum settlement for your injuries! T.F.
No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
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