Brooklyn Wrongful Death Lawyer


Wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the negligence of another individual, a group of individuals, a private company or government body. When a tragedy like this happens, the immediate family members or other loved ones of the deceased have a right to make a wrongful death claim.

What is legally considered wrongful death?

A Wrongful death claim may arise when someone dies due to the fault of another person and can happen in many different ways and circumstances. If you have doubts about how your loved one died and if negligence was to blame, then it is important to speak with a knowledgeable Brooklyn wrongful death attorney to seek justice and the compensation you may be entitled to.

The Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum handles many different wrongful death claims including

  • Unsafe premises and landlord negligence
  • Car and Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Construction Accidents
  • Criminal Behavior, Assault
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Who maybe is entitled to make a claim?

The surviving spouse and children have the right to file a lawsuit and receive financial help. In some cases, a separated spouse can still file if it can be proven he or she continued to receive support or did not desert the deceased. Other parties that may file a claim include:

  • Life partners
  • Financial dependents
  • Putative spouses
  • Distant family members

Get the Compensation You Deserve

A sudden death of a family member will leave any one with concerns or questions regarding the death of a loved one. Hiring a knowledgeable attorney, who understands the necessary legal steps to take in order to receive fair compensation, will ultimately help with the expenses that will come with the passing of a loved one. Expenses may include:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost benefits
  • Parental guidance
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses
  • Punitive damages
  • Household services

Speak to a Brooklyn Wrongful Death Attorney Near You Today

Once you are in the capable hands of Brooklyn accident attorney Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum, he will go over all your evidence including medical records, witness statements and any other evidence you have to make the strongest case possible. A family generally has to make a claim within 2 years in order to receive compensation. There may be even shorter limits on making a claim. For instance, claims against New York City must be filed within 90 days of the injury or loss of life. One example of his abilities in this type of case was $850,000 he recovered for the family of an elderly pedestrian who died when a negligently driven car jumped a curb and hit him. Jeffrey Kestenbaum understands that filing a wrongful death claim is a very traumatic time and he will fight aggressively for the grieving family

Call experienced Brooklyn wrongful death lawyer Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum at (718) 237-5586 to schedule a consultation at no cost to you. Negligence laws that govern wrongful death claims are very specific, and each case will have its own variants that can affect the course and outcome. Get the help and support you need during this difficult and trying time. Mr. Kestenbaum is only paid if he collects financial compensation in your case.