When Negligence Leads To Wrongful Death

When a person dies in an accident, the family members can be left with more questions than answers. Was the accident preventable? What legal options do the surviving family members have?

At Godosky & Gentile in New York City, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to evaluate the circumstances of your loved one's death. If another party was at fault, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the individual and his or her insurance company. Call 212-742-9700 to schedule a meeting in our office or a location that is convenient to you.

Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. U.S. News & World Report awarded us a Tier One ranking (the highest granted) in the category of personal injury litigation in their "Best Law Firms" report.

What Is A Wrongful Death?

When death is caused by the negligence of another, that death is considered wrongful. Even if the negligent person was not charged with a crime, he or she may still be held accountable in civil court for damages suffered by the family such as:

  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of personal services
  • Emotional grief caused by the loss
  • Loss of parental guidance for a child

Our lawyers handle cases of wrongful death caused by car accidents, construction accidents, dangerous property conditions, explosions, defective products, police shootings and other causes. We have the experience and resources to conduct a thorough investigation of your family member's death and hold the negligent party accountable.

Your family has a limited amount of time to pursue a wrongful death claim. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can take steps to protect your rights. We will handle your legal case so you can concentrate on your family.

Call Our Experienced Firm In New York City

There is never a charge to discuss your family member's accident case with a lawyer at our firm. We accept no legal fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your family's behalf. Call us toll free at 212-742-9700 today, or contact us online.