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Wrongful Death Attorney in Orange County NY

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable for Loss of Life.

No amount of money can fill the void or substitute for the love of a child, spouse or parent who was taken from you. A wrongful death lawsuit serves to cover the financial burden and lost economic contributions of your loved one, and to hold the negligent party responsible for their negligent actions.

The Law Offices of James J. Cupero, PLLC, in Goshen, New York, represents surviving family members in Orange County and surrounding Counties of New York in wrongful death actions. Trial lawyer Jim Cupero has obtained settlements and verdicts in a range of fatal accident cases, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice cases
  • Construction site accidents
  • Defective product cases
  • Other accidental death cases

Jim Cupero brings 32 years of experience and personally handles every aspect of your fatal accident case. Call us at 888-745-2948 to discuss a wrongful death lawsuit during a free case evaluation.

Maximizing Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

Under New York law, in the vast amount of cases, a wrongful death lawsuit does not provide recovery for the emotional devastation of the survivors. Damages for emotional trauma apply only if a family member was in the "zone of danger" and witnessed the accident that killed the person.

A wrongful death action does cover:

  • Funeral and medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering of the victim prior to death
  • Lost earnings/financial support

Jim Cupero is adept at maximizing the projected future earnings of dependent children by drawing assumptions based on the parents' income and education level. In the case of a stay-at-home spouse or retiree, he works with families to render their other contributions in economic terms so that survivors can recover compensation. In cases of extreme negligence, such as a repeat drunk driver who caused a fatal car accident, punitive damages may apply.

Contact Our New York Wrongful Death Law Firm

In a free initial consultation, we will take the time to explain your rights under New York law, evaluate your potential fatal accident lawsuit, and prepare you for the process. There is a statute of limitations and important evidence must be preserved. Contact us today.

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