White Plains, NY asked in Wrongful Death for New York

Q: Is it ever possible to file a wrongful death suit against the government if the police were responsible for my spouse's

death (who himself wasn't at fault)? What are the differences between suing the government and a private party for wrongful death?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered

A: Yes but there are time limits. You need to immediately contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn who handles police misconduct cases--they give free consultations. The differences are that the government is responsible onlky in certain situations, and there are other restrictions. If you need the names of attorneys feel free to call me.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Answered
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in New York

A: Yes, and you should be mindful of imminent statutes of limitations to file an administrative complaint against a governmental body prior to being able to file suit in Court. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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