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
Adam E. Deutsch obtains $790,000 verdict is Supreme Court Suffolk County
After a nearly three-week trial, partner Adam E. Deutsch won a jury verdict of $790,000 in Supreme Court Suffolk County. Our client had a hip arthroplasty performed by Dr. Eugene S. Krauss a prominent hip surgeon on long island and the Director of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Syosset Hospital. Within two weeks of… 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