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Attorney can help in wrongful death suit

When people are injured due to the negligence of another or a company, and they die, a lawsuit may be filed called a wrongful death suit. Did the individual die because of injuries sustained in the accident? Were they unrelated? These questions have to be answered before the suit can move forward.

The person's heirs may be able to receive recompense for the loss of this loved one. New York has laws in place to cover bringing a wrongful death suit before the court.

If the person who died was pregnant and the baby dies in the occurrence, you may need to speak to a knowledgeable attorney who can help you understand whether or not a case can be brought on behalf of the unborn fetus.

There is a big difference between a criminal case and a civil case. A criminal case is brought by the government because there was a crime committed and the alleged perpetrator needs to be punished. A civil case is brought from individual citizens who believe a wrong has been done them and they have a dispute to settle.

The burden of proof is much higher in a criminal case and leads to prison time as a punishment. In a civil case, the punishment is monetary.

Do you need to know about punitive damages? This is something you need to discuss with your attorney.

In New York, you can bring this type of case before the court and possibly get a judgment against the person or company that caused the death of your loved one. Of course, you need to have an attorney advocating for you to ensure your side of the story is told.

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