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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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All Too Often, Pedestrian Accidents in NY Result in Death

With over two million vehicles and more than 8.5 million people in New York, it’s no surprise that that there a lot of pedestrian-involved accidents in the city. Unfortunately, these accidents often result in more than just a broken leg or bruised body. In fact, all too often when pedestrians are hit, they end up dying. If another party is at fault for the accident and subsequent death that followed, the victim’s family may be […]

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Jobs That Kill New Yorkers – Could You Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

New York City is a bustling metropolis with commerce at every corner. It is an international hub of tourism and business, boasting one of the largest populations, some of the richest residents, and the tallest buildings in the country, and it’s remains a thriving port city to boot. In order to make that happen, we’ve got thousands on the ground doing some of the toughest jobs out there every day. Is yours or the job […]

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New Year’s Death from Alcohol Poisoning: Can NYers Sue the Bar?

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that alcohol consumption increases during the holiday season. Did you know that it doubles, though? Unfortunately, the 100% increase in alcohol consumption doesn’t necessarily result in an 100% increase in fun and merriment. Between holiday parties with friends, holiday parties with family, holiday parties with work… as you start to feel the holiday season coming on, you can probably also start to feel the impending hangovers. That’s not […]

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The Wrongful Death of Ron Singleton in NYPD Custody

The Wrongful Death of Ron Singleton   When Ron Singleton was arrested in July of 2014, he was high on PCP, and he fought with the police officers who approached him. To keep him under control, they placed him face down in the street in a plastic body wrap, a makeshift straitjacket.   Both EMTs and FDNY paramedics requested that the officers remove him from the wrap and turn him right side up so that […]

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4 Types of NY Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If your loved one was killed due to another individual’s reckless or negligent actions, you should to hold them accountable. You can do this through a wrongful death lawsuit. This can help you find some degree of closure for the loss of your loved one and also make sure that you are financially secure.   You must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death, but to facilitate the investigation, it’s best […]

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Survival Action vs. Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When a loved one passes away, it comes with grief. Everyone knows that. What most people don’t think about until they’re in the situation, though, is that it also comes with expenses.   Thinking about money when someone close to you has just passed away may feel wrong. However, if the costs associated with their death cause your family a financial hardship, it’s difficult to think of anything else. From funeral expenses to the unplanned […]

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