Compassionate Counsel You Can Trust When the Unthinkable Happens
We Fight for You the Way We Would Fight for Our Own
Wrongful death is one of the most catastrophic claims in the legal industry. While there is no replacing your loved one, our law firm may be able to obtain a measure of justice for your family on their behalf. At The Marcowitz Law Firm we want to get you the maximum compensation you deserve for your wrongful death suit. We know how devastating these circumstances can be, which is why we fight for your family as if it was our own and that makes all the difference.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death Claims in New York City
Our firm handles a wide array of wrongful death claims, including litigation arising from:
- Vehicle collisions — More than 200 people die annually in fatal car, bus and truck accidents throughout the five boroughs. When necessary, we bring in reconstruction experts to determine exactly what happened and who is to blame for the deadly wreck.
- Construction accidents — New York City’s endless high-rise construction poses dangers to workers and people on the ground. If a family member died in a scaffolding collapse, after being hit by a falling object or any other type of construction party, our firm will press to hold the liable parties accountable.
- Toxic exposure — Attorney Eddie Marcowitz is a recognized leader in litigation arising from exposure to toxic substances at the World Trade Center site. We also deliver strong representation in FELA claims when railroad employees die from workplace-related cancer.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the estate can receive an award that covers a variety of losses tied to the victim’s death. Damages might include payment for funeral expenses, or replacement of the income the decedent would have been expected to earn during their lifetime. State legislators have also considered adding damages for the emotional impact an untimely death has on loved ones. During your consultation our team can explain the process and see your claim through from start to finish.
Getting Compensation from a Wrongful Death Claim
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the estate can receive an award that covers pecuniary losses tied to the victim's death. Damages might include payment for funeral expenses and replacement of the income the decedent would have been expected to earn during their lifetime. State legislators have considered adding damages for the emotional impact an untimely death has on loved ones. When you meet with us, our attorney can explain the current standards.
Let Us Help You Recover From Your Loss
The Marcowitz Law Firm, PLLC advises estate representatives and bereaved family members on wrongful death litigation. Please call 718-529-4040 or contact us online for a free consultation.