Wrongful Death

Bronx Wrongful Death Attorney

When you lose a loved one in a tragic accident, you can’t get that person back, and no amount of money can compensate you for your grief, emotional pain, suffering or your loss. The law in New York, however, can help you recover damages for the losses associated with wrongful death. This compensation can provide the resources to care for your loved ones and help your family through the healing process. If you have lost a loved one in New York State in a wrongful death arising from medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, a workplace or traffic accident, or a defective consumer product, speak at once with an experienced Bronx wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin.


Wrongful death laws are complicated; prosecuting a wrongful death case takes considerable legal skill and experience. Our personal injury attorneys have a combined 60 years of legal experience and a record of success that speaks for itself. We will extensively investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death and compile the facts and evidence to build the strongest case possible. You must be a statutory beneficiary of the deceased person in order to file a wrongful death claim; only family members are eligible for compensation. Parents, children, and spouses can claim the following damages:

  • Hospital and treatment costs prior to death;
  • Lost wages and benefits;
  • Burial or cremation and funeral costs;
  • Loss of inheritance;
  • Loss of consortium; and
  • Punitive damages.

In many cases, we are successful in helping victims recover wrongful death settlements out of court, but if a settlement is not possible, we are more than willing to take your lawsuit to court for litigation and trial. Our goal is to help you secure the compensation you deserve for past and future losses that are a direct result of your loved one’s wrongful death.


When a Bronx wrongful death lawyer at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin represents your family, we keep you fully updated about your case. Our elite team of New York City lawyers are committed to helping clients like you to understand wrongful death law, and we help you pursue the legal options that are in your family’s best interests. We never charge a client before you receive the compensation you deserve. If your loved one has died in an accident in the Bronx, Brooklyn, or anywhere in New York State, and another person’s negligence caused that accident, speak to an experienced Bronx wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin today. Call us at 718-829-7400 or toll-free at 800-394-4216, or complete the form on our Contact Page, and take the first step toward the justice your family deserves.

I first met Mr. Lavin right after he graduated from law school. I was only 18 years old at the time but I recognized that he was smart, disciplined and truly devoted to his profession. Overall these years I have had several legal matters that the Law Office of Thomas J. Lavin assisted me with. Whenever I am in his presence I feel secure and confident. Simply put, Thomas J. Lavin and his staff are the best! – Paul Ferrara

The Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin