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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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New Yorkers: Stay Safe While Boating This Summer!

In New York, the summer season is a short window of time that allows for certain outdoor activities – like boating. Unfortunately, boating can present a risk to your health and even your life. NBC New York has reported five deaths in the waters around Long Island this summer already, for instance. So it’s no surprise boating safety enforcement is cracking down on boating for the rest of the season. Hopefully, the measures shared below […]

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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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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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Ramarley Graham Wrongful Death Suit

Ramarley Graham, the black teen fatally shot by the NYPD in 2012, is in the news again. This time, there is controversy over the resignation of the cop who shot him. The family believes more action should have been taken against the cop. Up to now, the only recourse the family of Ramarley Graham received was a $3.9 million wrongful death settlement. So, what is wrongful death and how does one successfully file a suit? Wrongful […]

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