Wrongful Death

Understand your options in a potential wrongful death claim

Tragic accidents in New York City can result in the sudden and unexpected deaths of our loved ones. In the most populous city in the country, traffic accidents are a daily occurrence. While most motor vehicle accidents are simple “fender benders,” others are fatal. Likewise, when New York residents receive medical treatment, they don’t anticipate… read more

Parents named in wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of baby

While wrongful death lawsuits in New York are often filed by the executor or personal representative of one’s estate, they are typically assumed to be filed on behalf of a decedent’s family. This is often the case, as the potential financial compensation that can come from such action is often meant to benefit the family. Yet… read more

Wrongful death lawsuits vs. survivorship actions

When residents of Manhattan lose a loved one due to the negligence of another, most would likely assume that there only course of action to recover any sort of financial compensation for that loss would be to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, there is indeed another method through which one can sue for damages… read more

Deadly train crash highlights ongoing risks

People in New York who are evaluating their options for long-distance travel may often look at rail as an alternative to car or air options. The freedom of not having to operate a vehicle or be stuck in traffic can be highly attractive and the cost of train trips may be less than the comparable… read more

Automotive deaths jump 5.6 percent in 2016

For most people in New York, hopping into a car to go to work, to school, to run errands or attend social functions is just a normal part of everyday life. Little thought may actually be given to the fact that every time a person gets in a vehicle, they expose themselves to the risk… read more

Recoverable damages in wrongful death lawsuits in New York

To lose a loved one unexpectedly in New York City is a tragedy, no matter the circumstances. However, the grief associated with such a loss may be compounded even further if it is believed that the actions of another (whether they be intentional or not) contributed to the event. Those impacted may feel justified in… read more

Even a single-car accident can lead to a wrongful death claim

The loss of a loved one is the toughest life event a person will ever experience. When it occurs in a tragic accident, in which your loss is sudden and unexpected, the fallout can be significantly more difficult to overcome. You may be in search of answers or justification following the incident, but you may… read more

An overview of mesothelioma cases

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that damages the lining of internal organs, for instance, the lungs, stomach, and heart. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the disease, only medication that can mitigate the side-effects. Mesothelioma primarily develops in people who were exposed to asbestos on a regular basis. This post will go over how… read more

Some common questions with wrongful death suits

Wrongful death suits, like many things in the legal world, are not entirely intuitive. There are many restrictions on who can bring these suits, what damages are recoverable, what claims you can add to the suit and other issues. This post will go over some of the questions inherent to wrongful death suits and, hopefully, bring… read more

Anton Yelchin’s parents plan to file wrongful death suit

Anton Yelchin, the actor famous for playing Chekov in the ‘Star Trek’ reboot among other movies was tragically killed June 19th after his Jeep Cherokee rolled backward into him, pinning him between a brick pillar and security fence. Since that time, his family has remained mostly silent regarding his death until they announced this week… read more