Wrongful Death

Do You Have an NYC Wrongful Death Case? 3 Common Examples

A wrongful death action is a claim against a party who caused another person’s death. Wrongful death can occur because of negligent acts or intentional wrongdoing. However, the common factor is that a party’s conduct resulted in the death of a person. Any type of accident can result in a wrongful death claim. Three common… read more

How to File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York

Losing a loved one is devastating. But the loss can be even more overwhelming when that death could have been prevented. Wrongful death lawyers help families like your family seek justice when another party causes the death of a family member because of negligence or other wrongdoing. No amount of money can take away the… read more

What You Need to Prove a New York Wrongful Death Claim

Nothing can take away the pain of losing a loved one. But it’s normal to want justice, especially when it was someone else’s fault.  A wrongful death claim is a way for loved ones to hold the negligent party accountable and deter them from engaging in similar conduct in the future. It can help a… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Power of Attorney After the Death of a Loved One

The death of a family member can be overwhelming. In addition to dealing with the emotional trauma caused by losing a loved one, you also need to deal with the legal requirements of settling your loved one’s final affairs. If you held power of attorney for your loved one, you might assume that you can… read more

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