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Wrongful Death

Award-Winning Wrongful Death Legal Representation

NYC Wrongful Death Attorney

When a loved one has tragically died in an accident caused by the negligence of another, surviving family member(s) have a legal right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Understandably, in the midst of such tragedy, it is hard to think about pursuing legal action. If a loved one has died, it is important to contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can because there are important steps to take to properly document your loved one’s personal injury.

The Wrongful Death Attorneys at Giordano Law Offices in New York City have been ranked in the top 5% in the country by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers. Platforms like Expertise, Avvo, and have recognized Giordano Law Offices attorneys with 5 star reviews across the board. When you call Giordano Law Offices after you lost a loved one, you are treated with personal care. You speak directly with attorneys who have successfully won millions for family members of people who have died too soon. Oftentimes, you are given the personal cell phone number of our leading wrongful death attorneys that make themselves available to you around the clock. With Giordano Law Offices, we take pride in our customer service and you are treated like an extension of our family. Check our website for a brief overview of our practice areas. Call or text our law firm anytime for a free consultation: (646) 217-0749.


In the midst of a sudden wrongful death, hospital bills and funeral expenses can start to pile up. On top of everything else, families are left with one less breadwinner, sometimes the loved one that has died was the primary breadwinner. If your family member or loved one has died due to the negligent acts of someone else, you have a legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. New York Wrongful Death Attorneys at Giordano Law Offices know that damages can be recovered and will work hard to help you to obtain compensation to cover medical bills, funeral arrangement costs, lost income, and all other expenses related to the sudden and tragic death of your loved one.

Depending on the nature of your wrongful death claim, certain steps should be made by an experienced attorney after the death of your loved one.

Types of New York Wrongful Death Claims

Deaths Caused By Any Negligence

If a loved one or family member has died because of the negligence of someone else you have a legal right to file a wrongful death claim.

Construction Accident Deaths


If your loved one’s death was due to a construction accident or injury, you may have a wrongful death claim. This applies both to a construction worker on the job and also to a passerby that has perished due to scaffolding or construction-related equipment falling on them. If your loved one has died because of an accident on a construction side please don’t hesitate to give us a call today: (646) 217-0749.

Motor Vehicle Deaths


Motor Vehicle wrongful death claims are when your loved one has died after being hit by a car, truck, train, subway car, electric bike, bike, or any other moving vehicle. After a motor vehicle accident, it is important to seek highly qualified legal counsel because there are time-sensitive pieces of evidence like video recordings that can be obtained to bolster your case. Our attorneys are not only motor vehicle wrongful death experts, but have also been trained by NYPD Video Extraction experts and are skilled at finding and extracting important accident scene footage. When someone that you care about has died, your choice in legal counsel is very important. There is a reason why Giordano Law Offices receives all of the accolades and awards that we have: we use decades of legal acumen, the experience of trying hundreds of cases, and the legal knowledge gained by advanced degrees in law to aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. If you want to be represented by one of the best law firms in the State of New York, contact us right away.

Prison Wrongful Death

Giordano Law Offices has successfully recovered millions of dollars for families whose loved ones have died in jail. Our attorneys are skilled at handling cases at the most notorious prisons in New York like Rikers Island where we have successfully tried wrongful death cases where Rikers Island correction officers sipped coffee while our clients died in solitary confinement; where medical files were mixed up and our clients were not treated properly for their known medical conditions, and where correction officers abused clients so badly they were left with debilitating medical conditions. If your loved one has died while in prison, it is important that you work with an attorney that is knowledgeable and experienced: an attorney that has successfully pursued a legal case against the New York City prison system and that is skilled at taking cases to trial.   

Medical Malpractice

If your loved one or someone you know has died due to the negligence of a medical care professional, you may have a wrongful death claim. Giordano Law Offices has represented families of Rikers Inmates who died when given incorrect medication and dosage after their medical files were mixed up, families of inmates who were denied medical treatment, families of individuals that died in hospitals when incorrect procedures were performed, and even after the fact when there was negligence in follow-up care. These are just a few examples of how our firm has successfully recovered millions of dollars for medical malpractice wrongful death claims. Please visit our results page for more examples and don’t hesitate to call us for a free legal consultation today, we are here to help you: (646) 217-0749.

Product Liability

A product liability wrongful death claim is when your loved one has died as a result of a defective product. If the use of a product caused or contributed to the death of your loved one, you may have a product liability wrongful death claim. If the product, even when used as directed, led to the death of your loved one, please contact our office today for a free consultation: (646) 217-0749.

Establishing Who Is At Fault In Your Wrongful Death Claim

In a wrongful death claim, establishing who is at fault is critical to your case. An experienced New York Wrongful Death attorney will help you to show that the defendant had a legal obligation to the deceased. In a motor vehicle wrongful death case, if the deceased died as a result of an accident in a taxi, the driver of the taxi would be at fault. In this case, taxi drivers must exercise a reasonable amount of caution and the manufacturer of the car is obligated to ensure that their products are safe for use. An important next step in wrongful death cases is establishing a relationship between the deceased and the defendant.

To establish negligence, we will show that the obligation of the defendant to the deceased was breached. Generally, the negligence standard is used to establish whether or not there was a breach: how would a reasonable person have acted in the same or in a similar circumstance? If a reasonable person would have been more careful in a similar circumstance then negligence is established. 

A wrongful death claim in New York can be made once it is established that the breach directly caused the death of the deceased. Once this is established, our seasoned attorneys will help you to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic costs like medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. In rare cases, family members that witnessed the injury or death of their loved one may be able to file a claim to seek compensation for emotional distress.

A statute of limitations restricts the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit. In the state of New York, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years following the loss of a loved one.

To establish a strong wrongful death claim, it is essential to use the legal services of a seasoned law firm that has brought similar cases to trial and won. At Giordano Law Offices, we have a strong and long record of success with wrongful death and personal injury claims and we are available 24/7 for our clients. To be more accessible to you, we have established a mobile office line that accepts both calls and texts. When you call our firm for a free consultation, you are under no legal obligation to hire us. Call or text one of our highly skilled New York Wrongful Death Attorneys today: (646) 217-0749.

Contact A Dedicated New York City Wrongful Death Lawyer For A Free Consultation

Giordano Law Offices PLLC litigates on behalf of New York-area clients in a wide range of wrongful death matters. Our attorneys have been ranked at the top of the legal field and have won millions for our clients. Please call or text us at (646) 217-0749 or email us at to schedule a free consultation at our Uptown headquarters in Harlem or our other locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan.

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