Syracuse, NY asked in Wrongful Death for New York

Q: If the state decides to prosecute a drunk driver for a criminal offense, does that mean the victim's family can't also

sue for wrongful death?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Peter N. Munsing


A: No the family can certainly sue for wrongful death. If you need the names of attorneys in your area let me know.

Tim Akpinar

  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The family can sue for wrongful death. The actions are separate from one another.

Tim Akpinar

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