Fatal Vehicle Accidents And Wrongful Death

According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,200 New Yorkers died in fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2010. Every single one of these deaths is a tragic event. The misery and grief caused by these accidents is immeasurable.

If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely a defining moment in your life. Although a lawsuit may not be the first thing you consider in the aftermath of such a loss, a wrongful death claim can be useful to hold the negligent parties responsible and cover some of your financial and noneconomic losses.

We are the New York City personal injury lawyers of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. Since our firm's founding in 1965, we have been committed to helping families and individuals who have lost a loved one due to another's negligence or wrongful actions.

Lawyers Helping Families In The Wake Of Unspeakable Tragedy

There is no amount of money that can possibly compensate you for the loss of a loved one. We know and understand these limitations. However, our attorneys also know that a successful wrongful death claim can help your family recover financial losses stemming from the untimely death of a loved one.

In New York, surviving family members may be able to recover a number of items of damages, including:

  • The loss to your family of your loved one's earnings over the course of his or her lifetime
  • The value of lost household services
  • Noneconomic damages, which can include the loss of love and companionship of a spouse and the loss of a parent's guidance
  • Any conscious pain and suffering by the deceased before death
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses

We will fully investigate the accident, working with accident reconstructionists and other experts as necessary to leave no doubt as to how the accident happened and why the defendant is responsible. You can rely on our fatal vehicle accident lawyers to lead the effort to recover all available compensation so you can focus on the grieving process.

Seek Immediate Legal Support After A Fatal Accident

Email, call our Manhattan offices locally at 212.732.4992 or call us toll free at 800-574-4LAW to discuss your loss. Your initial consultation is free, and you will owe no attorney's fees unless we secure compensation for you.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.