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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: settlements

Is there a resource to search for settlements in wrongful death that had no antecedent case.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 18, 2016

There are jury verdict reviews but each case has its unique facts and it's not something you can say "well these people got this so we should get that." You do have, I assume, a lawyer who is a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers association and you should ask them.Generally, the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: I found a place to give me a 75k loan at 7% interest but i want to know how i can find out if its a scam.or not

All othwr banks say nope and these guys say yes juat dont want to get in trouble or jepordize me and my families life

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 5, 2016

If the loan is in regard to a death case chances are there are hidden interest charges so they get more than they loan by a large chunk. I advise clients against this. Presumably you have a lawyer--ask them.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: What is the status of limitations on wrongful deaths in a car accidents?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 22, 2016

Two years, I believe. You should contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn. They give free consultations.

Do this as soon as possible as car crashes may also involve issues of "crashworthiness." If you need the names of some lawyers let me know.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: How long is the status of limitations on law sues of wrongful death?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 25, 2016

I believe it's two years. If you have questions I suggest you contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: what is the statute of limiations of wrongful death in prison... father committed suicide while on suicide watch.
Edward Anthony Ruffo
Edward Anthony Ruffo
answered on May 27, 2015

Claims against the State generally have a 2 yr Statute of Limitations but there is a requirement that a Notice of Intention be filed sooner. consult an attorney for guidance

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: My daugher passed January 2012 from a CHD. If I don't hear about a medication issues after the 2 years can i do anything

I took zofran while pregnant a lot. I didn't hear about the major defects until this past summer. I did the research on the medication and I think it caused my daughter's heart defect. Can I do anything if the medication alerts came after the 2 years?

Edward Anthony Ruffo
Edward Anthony Ruffo
answered on May 27, 2015

Products liability claims general have a three year statute so consult an attorney who handles Zofran claims ASAP

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: Can a child of the deceased file a separate lawsuit from the deceased's spouse?

My father was killed 4 weeks in a house fire. There were multiple violations on the home & there also were no smoke detectors so I would like to sue the landlord for negligence, however, my mother was married to my father at the time of his death and she has already filed a lawsuit. As his... Read more »

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo
answered on May 3, 2015

Only one lawsuit can be filed on behalf of the estate. As you are a distributee under New York's estate laws, you should recover a share of any settlement proceeds according to the laws of intestacy. You should contact the lawyer your mother retained to discuss this further.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: My sons father died in a car accident his family filed a wrongful death suit on his behalf , how long does it take?

What legal entity can he call

John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo
answered on Apr 30, 2015

That would be hard to say. If there is a lawyer involved, he or she would be the best lawyer to answer any questions about the lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: What is the statue of limitationsfor filing a law suit in New York Civil suit after a conviction of 2nd degree murde
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Feb 6, 2016

Statutes of limitations are fact-specific. Talk to a local lawyer ASAP.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is...
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Q: My grandfather died in Yonkers, New York on October 24, 1993. I believe that my sister allow him to die before his time

He choke to death on his own vomit, and she was his care giver. She was aware of it, and she just let it happen when she could of taken action. A witness to this event has inform me of this, but was fearful since she was threaten at the time to speak about it until recently. Can I take any legal... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Nov 16, 2015

There are deadlines for making legal claims, but you can talk to a lawyer ASAP to see if you can still sue.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for...
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Q: What are the elements of damage in a New York wrongful death case?
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel
answered on Jul 27, 2011

In a wrongful death case in New York, the family members of the deceased can sue for pecuniary loss, or the loss of the financial contributions that the deceased was contributing by way of salary, pension, future earnings potential and benefits. Additionally, there can be a claim for loss of... Read more »

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Q: My uncle died as the result of malpractice by one of his physicians. How long do we have to sue for his death?
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel
answered on Jul 23, 2011

The statute of limitations on a wrongful death case in New York is 2 years. Usually a case like this would be brought either by your aunt if she is still alive, and if not, by one of his children, assuming he had children.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for New York on
Q: What is the statute of limitations in a wrongful death case?
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel
answered on Jul 23, 2011

The statute of limitations in a wrongful death case is 2 years.

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