Who is Entitled to Receive Benefits In A Wrongful Death Case?

  • A wrongful death claim must be brought by a personal representative of the estate of the decedent.
  • That is one of either two parties; an executor under a will or, where there is no will, an administrator who is appointed by the probate court in New York to represent the estate.
  • In terms of who can benefit and who’s entitled to receive benefits, those would be the heirs or, as New York calls it, the beneficiaries of a decedent.
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The personal injury law firm of Goldberg & Chase, LLP. in Brooklyn, New York represents clients throughout the New York (NYC) metropolitan area, including the five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The counties we serve include Suffolk County, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.