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Navigating Grief While Pursuing Justice for a NY Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience, and when the loss occurs due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, it compounds the pain with unimaginable grief, anger, and the pursuit of justice. In New York, families of individuals killed due to negligence can seek justice through a wrongful death claim, a complex legal process demanding strength at a time of overwhelming grief. This blog post sheds light on the emotional challenges faced […]

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The Role of Expert Witnesses in NY Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death cases are among the most emotionally and legally complex areas of personal injury law. In the state of New York, like in many other jurisdictions, the burden of proof is high, and establishing liability can be a formidable challenge. Expert witnesses play a crucial role in wrongful death cases, providing specialized knowledge and testimony to help establish liability and secure fair compensation for the surviving family members. In this blog, we will explore […]

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Have You Been Affected By A Loved One’s Wrongful Death In New York?

Losing a loved one is always difficult, but it can be especially devastating if the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity causes their death. In New York, if someone dies due to another party’s negligent or intentional actions, their family members or beneficiaries may be entitled to compensation for their losses through a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are a type of civil lawsuit that seeks to hold the responsible party accountable […]

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Some of the Most Common Wrongful Death Claims in NY

Wrongful death is a term used to describe a situation where a person dies as a result of another person or entity’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional act. In such a case, the victim’s surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their loss. Recently, NY lawmakers passed a bill that would expand the rights of New Yorkers to sue over the wrongful deaths of their relatives. However, Governor Hochul vetoed […]

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NY Wrongful Death Laws May Be Changed

No matter the circumstances, losing a loved one is difficult. Families deserve time to grieve for those who are gone. But if the death of someone you loved involved the reckless or negligent behavior of another, you also deserve justice. There are many things that can cause wrongful death in New York. Defective products, accidents at work, medical errors, and car wrecks are just a few. If you lost someone you love because another person […]

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Common Types of Wrongful Death Cases in New York

The death of someone you love is traumatic, and it’s even worse if that death was wrongful – which happens more in New York than you may think. In Long Island, for example, the family of a high school basketball star is suing a town for his wrongful death. They maintain the crash could have been prevented if the town had maintained the roads better and had road proper signs. Another Syracuse wrongful death suit […]

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Wrongful Death in New York: Do You Have a Case?

Death, no matter how it occurs, is a sad event – and sometimes it can also be tragic, as one New York family recently experienced. After a 20-year-old student committed suicide, her family sued the trading app Robinhood for the wrongful death of their loved one. They said in court that the app purposefully lured inexperienced investors to use their product without offering any support or guidance for the trades. When the young man amassed […]

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Lose Someone to Opioids in New York? It May Be Negligence

The opioid epidemic in America has touched the lives of countless people. With so many people hurting as a result of losing someone they love to opioids, it’s easy to see why so many people want pharmaceutical companies to pay – and that is starting to happen. A Landmark Settlement for Marketer’s Role in Opioid Epidemic In a landmark settlement, McKinsey & Company, a marketing firm that worked with drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma the maker […]

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Survivorship: How It Is Different Than Your NY Wrongful Death Suit

There are few circumstances more tragic than the loss of a loved one through an accident or intentional harm.  Aside from cutting short the life of someone, these events are devastating for those left behind and forced to carry on for years or decades without their loved ones. A loved one can never be replaced, but in New York, the laws provide for an opportunity for those left behind (as well as the victim’s estate) […]

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NY’s Wrongful Death Statute Almost Changed – Do You Know Why?

The American legal system has plenty of laws established more than a hundred years ago. These old laws usually remain on the books because they have been proven to work. Sometimes, though, old laws do need an update to remain relevant. That’s what New York lawmakers thought last year when they tried to change the state’s wrongful death statute. What a New York Wrongful Death Claim Looks Like Now Wrongful death lawsuits are designed to […]

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