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Friday, March 27, 2020

Kobe’s Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit


Q: Can survivors of accident victims sue for damages?

New York City wrongful death attorneys and much of the nation were shocked to learn of the tragic death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his teenaged daughter, and seven other people who were all killed in January in a helicopter crash.

Bryant’s widow and mother of the teen reportedly filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company claiming its pilot, who also perished in the crash, failed to use “ordinary care in piloting the aircraft” and that the company negligently caused the deaths of all on board.

Among the claims of negligence, the lawsuit alleges the pilot:

  • didn’t obtain “proper weather data before taking off”
  • failed to cancel the flight when he did learn of the bad weather conditions; and
  • flew at speeds of 180 mph in fog just before crashing into the mountains.
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Friday, February 21, 2020

Public Outrage Over Dad’s Alleged Role in Autistic Son’s Death


Q: Who can sue for wrongful death?

Sometimes, horrific headlines shock even seasoned New York City wrongful death attorneys. The recent death of an eight-year-old autistic boy from Long Island, New York allegedly as a result of mistreatment by his own father and his fiancée, is one such tragedy.
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Friday, January 24, 2020

Lawsuits Arising from Death on a Cruise Ship


Q: Can you sue a cruise ship line for a heart attack death?

When people think of taking a cruise to Mexico, they likely imagine relaxing on beautiful beaches, throwing back tropical drinks, and enjoying all the available fun a cruise ship typically provides. They don’t think they or their companions may die from a heart attack.

Unfortunately, New York City wrongful death attorneys know that people die on vacation quite often.
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Determining Liability in a New York Wrongful Death Lawsuit


Q: Can multiple people be sued for an accident?

New York wrongful death attorneys most often wear detective’s hats when determining who is responsible for the death of their client’s loved one. The earlier an attorney is retained the better, so they can be involved as the investigation unfolds, interview witnesses and gather statements (while memories are fresh and before they die or disappear), and otherwise, support their grieving clients. This is how an attorney determines who is responsible for the death and should be sued for damages.

While all deaths are tragic, the death of an innocent young child is extra difficult.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Death in Prison and the Wrongful Death Lawsuit


Q: Can an inmate’s estate sue for wrongful death?

New York City wrongful death attorneys and the rest of the country have been watching with interest the Jeffrey Epstein case. At the time of his death in his Manhattan jail cell in August, the disgraced billionaire financier –  who had been socially connected to multiple high-profile personalities and socialites from, American presidents to British royalty and beyond – was being held “on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges”. 

Scores of alleged victims were anxiously awaiting their chance to see him face charges in criminal court.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Are colleges liable for deaths on college grounds?


When parents send their children away to college, they hope they will grow, mature, explore, learn, and become adults in a safe college environment. At the same time, many parents secretly worry that their child could be injured or even killed on or off university property due to their own poor decision-making, hazing, sexual or other violence, or other unfortunate circumstances. 

New York City personal injury and wrongful death attorneys know all too well what horrific scenarios college students may encounter.
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Friday, February 15, 2019

Are all accidents grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit?


Some people love going out on New Year’s Eve. Others stay in, many preferring the safety of being home instead of out on the roads. After all, the holiday is known for widespread excessive drinking and celebrations that run into the wee hours of New Year’s morning--with an uptick in New York automobile accidents often caused by drunk or distracted driving.

As if to jinx things, only three days after New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced that New York City was “on pace to see its fifth year of declining traffic-related fatalities” what was likely the first New York City bicycle accident death of the New Year happened merely hours after midnight.

Reportedly, a 26-year-old man who’d been riding on an e-bike was found unconscious on a Brooklyn roadway.
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Monday, November 12, 2018

Legal Options After New York Limo Crash

Q: Who has standing to sue for wrongful death?

A New York automobile accident involving a limousine and pedestrians that claimed the lives of 20 people has been described as “the nation’s worst traffic accident in nearly a decade”.

Not only did all 17 passengers and the driver from the limousine die, but two pedestrians were also struck and killed. Several members of one family were in the limousine including four sisters and three of their husbands. The limousine was reportedly on the way to a birthday party for one of the sisters when it ran down a steep hill and off the road hitting two pedestrians and “slamming into a shallow creek bed” immediately killing all involved.


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Monday, November 5, 2018

Suing New York City for Wrongful Death

Q: What happens in the case of an accident involving a government-owned vehicle?

New York City Car accident attorneys have seen it all due to the nature of the many ways people navigate the city. In addition to accidents involving two cars, accidents may also involve trains, motorcycles, buses, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians.

Recently, New York City’s first fatality involving a City Bike rider and a New York City bus went to trial on the criminal charges. It’s not known if a wrongful death action has been commenced.

A married 36-year-old investment banker and father of two was reportedly bicycling without a helmet while wearing an “over-the-ears”-style headset when a city bus driving in the same direction beeped but proceeded to pass the biker very closely as he was cycling passed a parked car.


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Suing New York City for Wrongful Death

Q: What happens in the case of an accident involving a government-owned vehicle?

New York City Car accident attorneys have seen it all due to the nature of the many ways people navigate the city. In addition to accidents involving two cars, accidents may also involve trains, motorcycles, buses, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians.

Recently, New York City’s first fatality involving a City Bike rider and a New York City bus went to trial on the criminal charges. It’s not known if a wrongful death action has been commenced.

A married 36-year-old investment banker and father of two was reportedly bicycling without a helmet while wearing an “over-the-ears”-style headset when a city bus driving in the same direction beeped but proceeded to pass the biker very closely as he was cycling passed a parked car.


Read more . . .


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Brooklyn Carwash Accident Claims Husband on Wedding Anniversary

Q: Are damages for a victim’s physical and psychological pain recoverable in a wrongful death action?

Most New York City car accidents happen while vehicles are traveling on the roadways—rather than in the carwash.

But a carwash accident can give rise to a personal injury lawsuit as well as a...


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