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Wrongful Death

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Losing a loved one is one of the most tragic experiences in a person’s life, especially if it’s due to another’s reckless conduct or negligent actions. Not only must the family members grieve, but they also must take care of the funeral and burial expenses. This is why our White Plains wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to obtaining the justice these families deserve by fighting aggressively to protect their rights and get them justice for their loss.

It shouldn’t matter whether the wrongful death was caused by a car accident, truck accident, fall, construction accident or other negligence. Our attorneys will fight relentlessly for justice and compensation for your family.


At Tilem & Associates, PC, we will conduct our own extensive investigation, gather or analyze the evidence necessary to develop a relentless and personalized strategy to obtain the best possible results for you and your family. With more than 25 years of experience serving White Plains residents and others, our New York wrongful death attorneys possess the comprehensive knowledge of New York law and court proceedings, skill and experience to win your case.

Proving Wrongful Death

The “personal representative” of the deceased individual’s estate is held responsible for filing a wrongful death claim. In New York, a family member is not allowed to file a wrongful death claim, unless the personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate is also a family member. Our lawyers will help you sort through these legal technicalities and help get an executor or an administrator appointed for the estate so that the claim can be filed in a timely fashion.

A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of the deceased individual’s death.

In order to establish a wrongful death case in New York, you must prove the following five elements:

  • A death occurred
  • The death was caused by another party’s wrongful conduct
  • If the deceased individual was alive, he/she would have pursued a personal injury claim
  • There is a surviving member or there are surviving members who have suffered a loss as a result of the death
  • The estate can recover damages
Let Us Fight for You, Our Lawyers Will Fight To Protect Your Rights And Get Justice For Your Family

Our White Plains wrongful death lawyers understand how difficult, stressful, and overwhelming this situation can be. That is why we are committed to recovering your entitled compensation while you and your family grieve for the loss of your loved one. We are also committed to stress and worry free representation so that you can put your case in our hands while you deal with the grief and tragedy.

We are located just over ten miles outside of New York City, providing easy access for clients from Westchester County, all five boroughs of New York City, Rockland County, Nassau County, Orange County, Dutchess and Putnam County.

Contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in White Plains today.

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