Have You Lost Someone Because of a Negligent or Careless Act?


Losing someone we love is never easy, but it seems worse when the loss was caused by a careless act. When an act of senseless negligence robs us of our loved one, we are rightly angry, we rightly want justice, we rightly expect compensation.

Wrongful Death Attorney in White Plains, New York

Some believe “accidents happen,” but we believe this is not true. In fact, while some research suggests 99% of so-called accidents are preventable, the exact rate is nonetheless very high. They’re so high that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calls them ‘incidents.’

When fatal accidents happen, someone is likely responsible for the death of your spouse, parent, sibling or child. That someone should be held responsible. That someone should pay.

The Law Office of Michael Tawil can make them pay.

The death of a loved one causes severe emotional turmoil and significant financial strain. There are funeral costs, the costs to entertain family we see only for funerals and weddings, and the loss of an income in the family.

Coping with the stress and strain of an “accident” is horrific. We will help you get through it.

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Filing a negligence claim in NY

When your loved one is injured and/or dies because of the negligence of another, you have two options in a lawsuit.  

The first option is for recovery related to your loved one’s injuries and attempts to save the patient (survival claims). The second option is the recovery of damages suffered by survivors. These are known as the wrongful death claims.

Survival claims

Conscious pain and suffering: If your loved one survived for any length of time and was conscious, they likely suffered pain — terrible pain. The law allows that the survivors can recover pain and suffering on behalf of their loved ones.

Pre-incident trauma: As with conscious pain and suffering, sometimes a victim sees their impending death. They see the train about to strike their car, the subway car about to roll over them, or some other awful event. When this happens, the courts allow compensation for the intense terror or trauma, however brief, the victim endures.

Wrongful death claims

Survivors such as spouses, children, grandchildren and others who have a vested interest are the plaintiffs on a wrongful death claim (lawsuit). Included in the compensation sought is loss of future support. The forms of support considered in the claim include:

  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of lifetime earnings 
  • Loss of pension benefits
  • Loss of medical coverage
  • Loss of rent or mortgage payments
  • Loss of parental nurture and care
  • Loss of any other services, assistance or help provided to the survivors by the victim.

These damages are known as pecuniary losses.

So-called “accidental deaths” are on the rise in the nation and New York state, according to Safety News. Distractions like cell phones are among top reasons for many incidents. Regardless of the reason for the incident that caused the death of your loved one, you deserve justice. You deserve compensation.

Nothing can bring them back, but they would want you and the kids to be taken care of. They would want you to move on with your life and be able to grieve without worrying about bills.


Why choose Michael Tawil for your wrongful death case?


They would want you to call the Law Office of Michael Tawil

We cannot bring him or her back, but we can make sure that someone pays. We can get you justice.

We also understand that you are going through a most difficult time. Until the case is settled, you need financial help. We will help you obtain assistance and walk you through every step of the litigation process. Set your mind at ease. We are here for you all the way. And you need not worry about paying us because we do not get paid until you do.

Contact us today at 914-281-1618 to speak with an experienced New York City wrongful death lawyer.