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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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What Happens When Auto Accidents Become Fatal in New York?

When a particularly tragic auto accident occurs, we are all reminded of not only how quickly lives can be taken, but also how horrific a bad accident can really be.   You may have seen this recent story on the news: two off-duty NYPD officers were driving in the Bronx when their car flipped multiple times off of a traffic circle and caught fire. Both the images from the crash and witness testimonies are absolutely […]

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What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

It can be heartbreaking to put your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones into a nursing home. However, if you cannot provide the care they need, a senior living facility may be your only option. If you find yourself in that situation, finding the right facility is a must. Searching for a place that fits your standards while also matching your budget is time-consuming and emotionally taxing. Finally finding the right place will come as a great […]

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Exploring the Complex Issue of Police Brutality in NYC

A police officer’s job comes with the responsibility to protect and serve communities and the people in them. People depend on police to enforce laws and resolve conflicts as best they can. In order to do this, law enforcement officials are given a wider range of power than most citizens. What happens, though, if this power is taken advantage of? Cases of police brutality have often led to false arrest, injury, and even wrongful death.     Recently, the New York Post reported […]

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Five Common Wrongful Death Questions, Answered

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is sometimes the only way to receive the compensation and justice your loved one deserves. Unfortunately, these lawsuits are complicated and confusing. Navigating through legalese is even more difficult while recovering from the loss of a loved one. When is a death a “wrongful death?” If someone dies due to negligence, recklessness, or wrongful acts, they may be considered the victim of a “wrongful death.” Simply put, wrongful death lawsuits […]

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