Rochester Wrongful Death Attorneys
Has a loved one been a victim of a wrongful death?
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Wrongful Death Law Firm with a Personal & Compassionate Approach
Our smaller case volume allows us to take the time to ensure we give you the individual attention you need and deserve. We take a compassionate and personal approach to your case and provide our clients with the highest quality representation.
Experienced, Award-Winning Attorneys in Rochester
The team at McConville, Considine, Cooman & Morin, includes dedicated, award-winning attorneys, along with a seasoned support staff that will provide you with the guidance and expertise you need to achieve your goals.
Wrongful Death in Rochester NY
Car accidents, the use of defective products, medical malpractice or other accidents may result not only in serious personal injury and permanent disability, but can sometimes lead to loss of life. In such circumstances, our attorneys pursue not only a wrongful death claim for conscious pain and suffering of the decedent, but also a wrongful death recovery for the dependents who have lost their loved one’s financial and familial support.
If your loved one has died due to medical malpractice or other accident, our wrongful death attorneys may be able to help. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, we have been providing local residents with high quality personalized legal services for over 40 years.
What to Know when Considering a Wrongful Death Attorney in New York State
New York has special rules that are applicable to such wrongful death suits, including shortened statutes of limitation governing when the claim must be commenced, as well as restrictions on the amount of the recovery. We work particularly closely with our clients in such situations as they work through their own personal loss, while pursuing justice and adequate economic compensation for that loss from the negligent parties.
Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In New York State, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years from the date of death. However, the sooner you file, the better, as it takes time to build a strong case. Once you feel comfortable filing a lawsuit, schedule your free consultation to speak with one of our wrongful death attorneys.
Filing a Wrongful Death Suite in New York State
Each state has its own laws regarding who can file a wrongful death claim. In New York State, only the executor of the deceased’s will can file. If the deceased did not leave a will or designate an executor, the court will appoint one.
Types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death is the result of death caused by a knowing or negligent party. In most cases, wrongful death is caused by accidents but can be from a variety of negligent acts including but not limited to medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or neglect, or defective products. See a list of the more common reasons for wrongful death lawsuits.
McConville Considine Cooman & Morin, P.C. is a full-service law firm based in Rochester, New York, providing high-quality legal services to personal injury victims for over 40 years. Since our firm began in 1979, our wrongful death attorneys have represented clients seriously injured by the negligence or intentional misconduct of others.