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New York City Wrongful Death Lawyers

You must be an administrator or executor of the deceased person’s estate to bring a wrongful death case. If you have lost a loved one to a fatal accident, medical malpractice or other tragedy in which the negligence of another party may have been the cause, it is important that you consult a New York wrongful death attorney who can help you understand your legal options, help you get appointed by the proper Surrogate Court in New York as the estate administrator or executor, guide you through the entire process and pursue wrongful death compensation on your behalf.

Because of the complexity of a wrongful death case, it should be handled by a legal professional who is a seasoned litigator and skilled in proving negligence in a variety of personal injury cases. When our team builds your case and represents your best interests in court, we will prove:

  • The defendant acted negligently or recklessly.
  • Negligent or reckless actions caused the death of your loved one.
  • You are a surviving spouse, child, other beneficiary or dependent of the deceased person.
  • You and any other survivors have suffered financial damage and/or the deceased person experienced conscious pain and suffering as the result of the defendant’s negligence.

How Can Marder, Eskesen & Nass Help You Recover Wrongful Death Compensation?

Our attorneys have recovered six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases throughout New York under a variety of circumstances. With 85 years of combined experience, we have proven results in cases involving construction accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, police brutality and civil rights.

We walk you through the process, independently investigate the negligent actions that led to the death of your loved one and build a strong case through collaboration with expert witnesses who can testify to the preventable nature of the particular accident and the value of damages resulting from wrongful death.

The damages that we pursue on your behalf include:

  • Lost earnings of the deceased between the time of injury and time of death
  • Medical costs
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship and financial support
  • For minor children: loss of parental nurturing, guidance and education

Call Marder, Eskesen & Nass Today

Time is of the essence. In New York, the statute of limitations in wrongful death claims is two years from the date of death, but the estate administrator or executor typically must be appointed before that time for a wrongful death claim to be made.

Contact our Midtown Manhattan office at 800-588-1579 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our lawyers offer services and meet with clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area.

Success Stories

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

$500,000 for the wrongful death of 47- year-old school teacher who died during an operation to remove an aneurysm from his brain.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALLING OBJECT

$12,000,000 (approximate structured payment with a then present day settlement amount of $4,000,000) plus waiver of an approximate $300,000 lien for a 25-year-old undocumented laborer who was struck by a falling bucket during a construction project.

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PREMISES LIABILITY – ESCALATOR ACCIDENT

$850,000 for a 7-year-old girl whose foot became trapped in a moving escalator as a result of missing comb plate teeth, causing lacerations and fractures to multiple toes.

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PREMISES LIABILITY – DEFECTIVE BANNISTER

$719,000 (approximate structured payment to the child with a then present day settlement amount of $500,000) for a 14-month-old toddler who broke her leg after she fell one-story in her apartment building as a result of a missing baluster in a railing.

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BUS CRASH – ROLL-OVER

$1,140,000 for a 55-year-old passenger seriously injured on a bus that blew a tire and rolled over in Upstate New York.

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

$687,500 for a mother’s psychological and physical injuries after her son died shortly after his birth.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM LADDER

$750,000 for a 32-year-old satellite television installer who fell from a ladder during installation of television system.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – DEFECTIVE LADDER

$600,000 for a 43-year-old construction worker, who was injured when he fell from a defective ladder at a New York City Housing Authority Construction project.

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PREMISES LIABILITY – ANIMAL BITE

$715,000 (approximate structured payment with a then present day settlement amount of $300,000) for a two-year-old girl who was bitten by a neighbor’s pet monkey.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – UNSAFE WORKPLACE

$875,000 for the wrongful death of a 31-year-old undocumented laborer working in a sewer main that was under construction, who drowned after passing out from lack of oxygen.

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CAR CRASH – PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN

$575,000 for a 67-year-old pedestrian who was crossing the street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in reverse.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT — FALL FROM ROOF

$5,000,000 (approximate structured payment with a then present-day settlement amount of $2,500,000) plus waiver of approximate $250,000 workers’ compensation lien for a 46-year-old undocumented immigrant laborer who fell from a roof under construction.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM ROOF

$750,000 for a 32-year-old working who was pointing (replacing mortar between bricks) at a Manhattan building and fell from a staircase bulkhead to the roof below.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM BUILDING

$1,400,000 plus waiver of $25,000 worker’s compensation lien for a 28-year-old undocumented immigrant construction worker who fell from a building.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALLING OBJECT

$600,000 for a 34-year-old construction worker who was struck by a portion of a scaffold that fell on his arm, causing serious lacerations.

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CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM ROOF

$1,127,500 for a 39-year-old laborer, in the Supreme Court, Putnam County. The injured worker fell from the roof a building under construction.

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PREMISES LIABILITY – SLIPPERY FLOOR IN RETAIL STORE

$480,000 for a 37-year-old customer at a Manhattan retail store, who fell on a slippery floor.

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Success Stories

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM SCAFFOLD

$850,000 plus waiver of entire $120,000 workers’ compensation lien for a 34-year-old union taper who fell from a scaffold.

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Success Stories

BUS CRASH – ROLL-OVER

$880,000 for a 38-year-old passenger on a bus that blew a tire and rolled over in Upstate New York.

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CAR CRASH — PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN

$500,000 for a 59-year-old pedestrian, who was struck by the mirror of a passing vehicle as he attempted to cross the street.

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