WRONGFUL DEATH2018-06-13T18:22:21+00:00



When a person injured by negligence does not survive, it’s a wrongful death.  That’s when you need an experienced wrongful death attorney. If someone in your family has been the victim of wrongful death, you may have the right to seek compensation for their pain and suffering and for their loss to your family.  Such a tragedy requires an experienced wrongful death attorney to handle the case.  We leave no stone unturned to get money damages for unpaid medical bills, funeral arrangements, lost wages and other damages incurred due to a wrongful death,


For starters, if the victim would have had a negligence claim if they survived, then a wrongful death claim is usually justified.  Family members such as spouses, children and parents of the deceased have standing to make these claims.  Sometimes a sibling or another relative can have a cause of action.

Here’s what must be shown for a Wrongful Death Claim:

  • A Legal Obligation:  This is the basis of negligence.  The defendant owed a duty of care (to drive carefully, to have a safe premises, etc.).  It asks what a “reasonable person” would do under the circumstances.
  • Breach of Legal Obligation: Once the duty of care is clear, the question becomes whether the defendant “breached” that duty by failing to use the proper care.
  • Did the breach Cause the Death? It must be proven that it was the defendant’s breach that actually caused the death (and not something else.)
  • Damages:  For a wrongful death case, this would be medical bills, pain and suffering, and future economic loss.


To bring a strong claim, you need an attorney with a great deal of experience handling wrongful death cases.  The Statute of Limitations limits time to bring a lawsuit for Wrongful Death and if the City of New York is to blame, the Statute of Limitations is even shorter.  This is a complicated process which should be initiated as soon as possible.  Please call us for a free consultation at 718-261-8114.