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Wrongful Death

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.


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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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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Brooklyn Boy Killed by Alleged Driver with Suspended License


Q: Can a parent sue for wrongful death of a child?

Trucking accident attorneys in New York see firsthand the damage large trucks can inflict upon the occupants of smaller vehicles with which they collide. And when a truck it's a bicycle, the outcome is usually catastrophic. 
A young Brooklyn teen was tragically killed while riding his bike recently when a man operating a Mack oil truck with a suspended license struck him.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Bronx Apartment Fire Investigation May Spark Wrong Death Suits


Q: Who is responsible for the deadly Bronx apartment building fire?

It's been described as the deadliest fire in New York City history in over 25 years. As the investigation continues, preliminary findings suggest that Bronx wrongful death lawsuits may likely be filed.

The question is…against which defendants?

Just days after Christmas a 5-story Bronx apartment building went up in flames, killing 12 people who ranged in age from seven months to 58 years old, including a soldier on holiday leave who perished while trying to rescue others, according to witnesses.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

High School Football Practice: Negligence in the End Zone?


Q: Are players’ deaths during rigorous pre-season training sessions grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit?

Americans love their sports, from baseball and hotdogs in the summer to football and chili in the fall. But the training season for each high school sport begins weeks or even months earlier which, in the case of football, means wannabe superstars hit the field for conditioning drills during the hottest weeks of the year.

This summer, an upcoming high school freshman on an academic scholarship to a private Catholic school in the Bronx died during his second pre-season work-out with the junior varsity football team.

Was this a wrongful death?

Relatives have reportedly questioned whether "heat and negligence" caused the boy’s death. During a running drill the boy allegedly "told coaches he was exhausted but was told to run one more lap.
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