What to Do if Your Spouse Dies in a Manhattan Scaffolding Accident

Protecting Your Financial Future When a Spouse Dies in a Scaffolding Accident

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

Put First Things First

While protecting your financial future is critical, what's most important is dealing with other aspects of the accident, including emotional and personal needs. After these aspects have been tended to, it may be important to contact an attorney—we’ll describe why later.

What to Do Before Calling a Lawyer

You may have already done the following before you even considered contacting a lawyer. However, it can be difficult to know what to do and when to do it after you’ve suffered a terrible shock and loss at the unexpected death of your spouse. Accordingly, if you have not already done so then you should consider:

  • Informing other relatives and friends. This may include particularly difficult conversations with your children and in-laws.
  • Arranging for a funeral, memorial service, or other ritual, as appropriate for your family.
  • Talking to your employer and your children’s schools about what happened and any time off that you will need.
  • Making sure that your household keeps running and that your bills are being paid. You may talk to friends or relatives for help.
  • Taking care of your emotional needs and those of your children or other dependents.

You and your family are what matters most.

When and Why to Contact an Attorney

Our experienced lawyers may be able to help you take care of your family and make sure that you get the financial recovery that you need after a fatal Manhattan scaffolding accident. Accordingly, we invite you to find out more about us by browsing our FREE articles, blog posts and FAQs and by reading through our case results to see how we’ve helped other New Jersey and New York families who’ve lost loved ones in area construction accidents.