Do you work in or with the construction industry? If so, chances are you have heard of The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration, otherwise known by the abbreviation “OSHA”.
What happens if, as a result of negligence, a person dies in the State of New York but they do not have any immediate family members to administrate their estate? Does, any potential lawsuit against a third party become lost? The short answer is no, the opportunity for a lawsuit does not become lost, but the process in which to initiate a lawsuit becomes much more complicated. The following is a brief overview of the process for filing a wrongful death lawsuit when a person dies without a will and without a distributee who is also a qualified person to administrate the estate under the New York EPTL.