It’s tragic losing someone you love to an unforeseen accident. How do you move on with your life and accept the loss? While everyone grieves differently, there are a few steps you can take to help you and your family gain some sort of closure. One of the ways some find the closure they need to help them move forward is by filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of their deceased loved one.
Filing a lawsuit in Suffolk County, NY not only puts a family one step closer to recovering the compensation that could help them afford medical bills and burial expenses, but it also can help them acknowledge the negligent driver who was responsible for causing the accident.
68-Year-Old Suffolk County Man Killed After Commercial Truck Backs Up into Him in Parking Lot
On May 21, 2019, 68-year-old Albert Geerders had been walking through the parking lot of Handy Pantry Shopping Center on 279 Smithtown Boulevard when he was struck by a commercial truck at around 9:30 a.m. [Source: Patch.com]. Daniel Curcio, the driver of the truck, had put the vehicle in reverse and backed up into Geerders. A physician’s assistant was sent from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office to the scene of the accident and that is where he/she pronounced Geerders dead.
The news source said that Curcio did not suffer any injuries and that a vehicle safety check was performed on the truck by the Suffolk County Police Department Motor Carrier Safety Unit.
What does a family need to do if they want to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Suffolk County on behalf of their loved one?
If your loved one was killed in an accident involving a commercial truck, the first thing you need to do is retain an experienced Suffolk County, NY truck accident lawyer. Why? Well, you are going to need to prove the truck driver was at fault and an attorney is a qualified professional who can help you do this successfully. Proving fault can be difficult, especially if the driver was not cited at the accident scene or is claiming they played no role in causing the incident to transpire. However, when you choose to hire a legal expert who can conduct an investigation of their own and obtain evidence that will support your claims, you increase your chances of winning.
There are several steps that must be taken to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit and if you would like help with starting the process, contact Suffolk County, NY truck accident attorney Jeremy Schiowitz today at 646-374-8369. Attorney Jeremy Schiowitz will be happy to review with you what the grounds are for filing a wrongful death lawsuit and how much your family might be entitled to should you win your case.
Isaacson, Schiowitz, & Korson, LLP has two offices which are located at:
Long Island Office
371 Merrick Road, Suite 302
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
New York City Office
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New York, NY 10001