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Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Court Revives Lawsuit Against Tobacco Companies After Death of Woman’s Mother

Kimberly Roden’s mother, Loretta, passed away in spring 2008, just four months after filing a personal injury lawsuit that claimed she was suffering from smoking. The lawsuit targeted companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LC. After Loretta died, the companies filed for a case dismissal,… Read More »

Child Deaths Caused by Auto Accidents Are on the Rise in NYC

Just weeks into the new year, a family of four suffered a devastating loss. Cooper Stock was only 9 years old when he crossed the street holding his father’s hand and was struck and killed by a taxi that failed to yield to the pedestrians.  Dr. Richard Stock and his son were struck by a… Read More »

Tragic Motor Vehicle Accident Kills New York Woman

With her longtime love at her side, 65-year-old Olga Rivera was strolling on a sidewalk at midday on a Monday in November. The couple was startled by a truck heading straight at them. Unable to get out of the way, Ms. Rivera was struck by the truck after it was hit by a taxi at… Read More »

Dying in the Dark: Factors of Structural Fires

In July, a fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in a three-story building in the Throggs Neck portion of the Bronx, taking the life of a 55-year-old woman and seriously injuring her husband, mother and granddaughter.  As firefighters responded to the fire at the home of Ramon Velez, Jr., son of the late city… Read More »

By the Numbers: Construction Fatalities

Numbers are important because they give us the ability to measure. In construction, proper measurements mean everything at a worksite. Recently, the Department of Labor released its summary of numbers from 2012 that gives us the opportunity to measure the hazards of a vital, but dangerous trade.  Preliminary results appear to show fatal construction accidents… Read More »

Wrongful Death Construction Action Settled for $1 Million

On April 3, 2012, a Manhattan construction site became the scene of a fatal accident. Work to extend the No. 7 subway line halted when a 170-foot crane collapsed and showered pieces into the excavated pit below. The crane came down on 30-year-old Burlington resident Michael Simermeyer, who died of his injuries.  The Occupational Safety… Read More »

How Can Money Compensate for the Death of a Loved One?

It goes without saying that no amount of monetary award can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, money is the only thing our legal system can provide. It is hoped that money helps survivors to move forward with their lives after the devastation of an unexpected death due to the negligence of… Read More »

Helping Your Children with the Loss of a Loved One

It is an unfortunate myth that all children don’t understand death and don’t grieve when a loved one dies. The way a child looks at death is closely related to his or her chronological age. Children under five don’t necessarily comprehend the finality of death. They understand that someone they love is gone, but they… Read More »

There is No Wrong Way to Grieve: Myths About Coping After Loss

Losing someone you love is always painful. Everyone processes grief differently, and there is no right or wrong way to go about it. However, there are some unfortunate myths about grief that can make the whole process harder than it already is. Some of these myths include: If you ignore the pain, it will go… Read More »