Fiedler Deutsch LLP headshot

Month: January 2023

What Is Wrongful Death in New York?


When an individual unexpectedly passes away due to a preventable accident caused by another party’s negligence, it is generally considered a wrongful death. Wrongful Death Under New York Law By law (New York Estates, Powers, and Trusts Law EPT § 5-4.1), the loss of a loved one is considered wrongful if the following five elements… read more

Common Causes of Wrongful Death


The most common causes of wrongful death are preventable accidents or intentional violence that result in fatal injuries. The four most common types of wrongful death claims brought in New York include the following.  Motor Vehicle Accident Wrongful Death Car accidents claimed the lives of 245 individuals in New York in 2021. More than 42,000… read more

Governor Hochul Vetos the Greiving Families Act


Release from the New York State Trial Lawyers Association on the Greiving Families Act, Fiedler Deutsch stands with NYSTLA in the continued fight for families: Today, Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed the Grieving Families Act (“GFA”), a bill that passed both houses of the New York State Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support. This veto denies the… read more

How Much Can You Sue For a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?


How much the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate can sue for in a wrongful death lawsuit will vary case by case. There are various factors considered before a settlement is reached or a jury decides an award.  Extent of Financial Losses The more extensive the financial and personal losses related to the loss… read more