Wrongful Death

Motor vehicle accidents, the use of defective products or medical malpractice may result not only in serious personal injury and permanent disability, but can sometimes lead to loss of life.  In such circumstances, our litigators pursue not only a claim for conscious pain and suffering of the decedent, but also a wrongful death recovery for the dependents who have lost their loved one’s financial and familial support.  New York has special rules that are applicable to such cases, including shortened statutes of limitation governing when the claim must be commenced, as well as restrictions on the amount of the recovery.   We work particularly closely with our clients in such situations as they work through their own personal loss, while pursuing justice and adequate economic compensation for that loss from the negligent parties.

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Representative examples of our work include:

Image result for blue arrow Our client was using home exercise equipment when a cable snapped, striking his face and causing permanent eye injury. His occupation requires extensive reading. We worked with a forensic engineering expert from a local university who determined that the design of the equipment was defective. As a result of our litigation team's investigation and advocacy, this federal court case settled for seven times the original offer made during negotiation.  

When products are defective in manufacture, design, or because of inadequate warnings, manufacturers and sellers can be liable for resulting injuries to conscientious users.

 

Image result for blue arrow Our client slipped down icy interior stairs in an office building. She suffered serious injuries to both of her hips, requiring several surgeries. Although the building's management knew the stairs were dangerous due to the ice, they did not act to make the stairs safe. As a result of our litigation team's investigation and advocacy, the case settled for three times the original offer made by the building management's insurance company.

 Building owners and managers have a duty to keep premises safe. When they are made aware of a dangerous condition and do not fix it quickly, they can be liable for resulting injuries.