Wrongful Death Lawyers

Helping You & Your Family

When bad things happen to good people, we put our team of experienced trial lawyers into action. Helping families of wrongful death victims is why we do what we do. With a record of success handling these serious cases, you can count on the Team to go above and beyond in your case and give a voice to those harmed.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

In a wrongful death lawsuit, your lawyer must usually prove that your loved one was killed as the result of another’s negligent actions. Your lawyer must also show that the surviving family is entitled to monetary damages because of those actions.

There is no case more serious than a wrongful death case. Your family will have the benefit of the Stanley SMART System; working with technology, necessary research, experts and investigators. Taking every action possible within the bounds of the law to help your wrongful death lawsuit be successful is our promise. With six office locations, including Syracuse, we’ll be there for you.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, tragic accidents can occur nearly anywhere and to anyone. Many different types of wrongful death accidents occur daily in New York and Pennsylvania. Whether you lost your loved one in a violent attack, a car accident, or due to medical malpractice, you can count on the The Team at Stanley Law to help you fight for compensation. We’ve been advocating for the people of New York and Pennsylvania for years, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Our law firm has successfully represented families of victims who died in these types of situations:

Assisting You With Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Advocating for victims in their hour of need. That’s our commitment. Over the years, our law firm has helped countless surviving family members fight for justice after they lose their loved ones in a terrible accident. You’re provided with above and beyond legal representation when you hire us to assist you with your wrongful death claim. We give your case the attention and time it deserves, and leave no stone unturned.

Clients Receive ‘Above and Beyond’ Legal Representation

The steps you take after a wrongful death are crucial and can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Consistently making strategic decisions with the advice of a skilled lawyer who goes above and beyond the basics, can help you improve your chances of obtaining the MAXIMUM Award you and your family deserve.

The Team at Stanley Law provides you with the guidance and advice you need to make an effective decision about your case time and time again. Our lawyers listen carefully to our clients and answer questions in a way that they understand. It’s always personal. We want our clients to feel involved in every step of the case and know that they are making informed decisions based on excellent legal advice.

Let Us Handle Your Case While You Focus Grieving Your Loved One

Grieving the loss of a loved one is always difficult. However, the grieving process is even more complex when a loved one’s death is unexpected and could have been prevented. Knowing that another person or company’s negligence caused your loved one’s death adds to the pain. When you work with an attorney at Stanley Law Offices, you can rest assured that every aspect of your case is handled with care – so you can focus on remembering your loved one and going through the grieving process.

The process of seeking compensation after a family member’s death in New York or Pennsylvania involves a lot of administrative work. When grieving your loved one’s death, the last thing you want to do is to spend hours completing lengthy court documents. Fortunately, when you work with Stanley Law Offices, you will not have to spend your time focusing on the procedural aspects of your claim. Our team of experienced lawyers and paralegals handles these tasks for you. We will give you the time you need to support your friends and family and grieve with them as best you can.

Proving Liability in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

To obtain compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit, you will need to provide evidence that the defendant’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. You will need to show that the defendant owed your loved one a duty to act reasonably under the circumstances, breached that duty. Additionally, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s negligence caused their loved one’s death.

Suppose someone died after a drunk driver collided with her vehicle. In that case, the drunk driver owed her duty to drive reasonably under the circumstances. He breached that duty by consuming alcohol and driving while intoxicated. Finally, the breach of duty caused the car accident that resulted in her death. In this case, the victim would be able to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

The best way to prove liability is to thoroughly investigate the underlying cause of your loved one’s death. If your loved one was killed in a car accident, one of our skilled lawyers would thoroughly investigate the car accident. When necessary, we will work with accident reconstruction specialists who can provide their expert opinions on the cause of the car accident. If your loved one died due to medical malpractice, we would investigate the medical treatment provided to your loved one. We will also discover any evidence available showing that the doctor’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. We will discover any evidence available showing that the doctor’s negligence caused your loved one’s death.

Negotiating With Insurance Companies

In New York and Pennsylvania, most wrongful death lawsuits do not go to court. Instead, the big, bully insurance companies typically resolve lawsuits by agreeing to a settlement with a plaintiff. If you would like to explore the option of settling your case, we recommend discussing your case with a lawyer. Insurance companies are notorious for offering surviving family members too little compensation for their loss. They hope that family members will accept the first offer for fast cash, to close the case and relieve some stress. But you’ll need enough compensation to last. Your attorney will carefully walk you through your options and ensure you receive what you truly deserve. We’re prepared to go to court if you are.

At Stanley Law Offices, our lawyers have extensive experience in negotiating aggressively with insurance companies in wrongful death actions. That’s why we invest so smartly in people who’ve worked on the other side of the table. It helps us better understand how the big insurance companies work. We’ve worked out many settlement agreements with New York and Pennsylvania insurance companies that are fair for our clients and provide adequate compensation for their loved ones too. Insurance companies are more likely to provide a fair settlement amount when they know an experienced attorney represents the surviving family. We work tirelessly for you to secure a favorable settlement agreement. When we work together, YOU WIN.

Call Your Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

If you’ve lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, our dedicated wrongful death legal team is ready to help. Call Stanley Law Offices today at 1-800-608-3333 for a free and confidential consultation.