Rochester, NY Wrongful Death Lawyer

At Kammholz Law, we have nearly 35 years of experience pursuing compensation for families that have lost loved ones in what may be a case of Wrongful Death. If you have lost a spouse, a child, or a parent as a result of an act of negligence, we are here to help.

Dedicated and Committed Representation in Wrongful Death Cases

Representation for Victims of Fatal Accidents of All Types

We have represented victims of fatal auto accidents, medical malpractice and other types of accidents that resulted in Wrongful Death cases.

We are here to help you get the justice you and your family deserve.

Dedicated to Getting You Justice

While you focus on your family during this emotional time, we will focus on learning how your loss has had an impact on you and your family. Every situation is unique. You have lost one of the most important people in your life, and we understand that this will have an enormous impact on you and your family. By getting to know you and your family, we can understand that impact even better so we can build the strongest case possible.

We understand that you cannot put a dollar value on your loved one’s life. So one of the biggest challenges is determining the fair compensation for your loss. It needs to cover medical bills prior to death, funeral expenses, loss of income as well as pain and suffering for your loved one prior to their passing. When a child has lost a parent, compensation also can cover loss of parental guidance, as well as counseling expenses incurred to help the child deal with the loss.

We will put our core values of integrity, creativity, compassion, personal service and excellence to work for you to ensure you receive the compensation you and your family need to try and move forward.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, we at Kammholz Law can help pursue financial compensation for any past, and future financial losses as well as pain and suffering they endured prior to their passing related to the negligence.

We are Rochester-based medical malpractice / negligence law firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to helping people just like you. We will put our nearly 35 years of experience to work, determining who is responsible and holding them accountable to ensure your highest level of compensation for your loved one’s injuries while also delivering you peace of mind. You are not a number, you are a highly valued client, who is seeking financial and oftentimes, emotional recovery from the serious injuries you and your family have suffered.

Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Death Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you/Estate has a valid Wrongful Death claim after an accident/death.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a Wrongful Death lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you/Estate will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of Limitations for your/Estate claim depends on who the negligent party is. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the death or as long as two (2) years from the date of death. You/Estate may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with any municipality involved in the accident within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. The exact percentage depends upon what caused the actual death (i.e. auto accident vs. medical malpractice, etc.).

In New York, the contingency fee for negligence cases, such as an auto accident, slip/trip fall and construction accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.

New York’s Judiciary Law Section 474-A, sets the amount of the contingency fee for medical malpractice based upon a “sliding scale” starting at 30% and reducing to as little as 10% depending upon the amount of the recovery. Specifically, the attorney’s fee is 30% on the first $250,000 of the sum recovered. On the next $250,000 recovered, the fee is 25%. On the next $500,000 recovered the fee is 20%. On the next $250,000 recovered, the fee is 15%. After that, on any amount recovered over $1,250,000, the fee is 10%. Percentages are calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted. Expenses are costs such as medical expert reviews/testimony, court filing fees, medical records and other costs to properly pursue the claim.