Wrongful Death


If your loved one died because someone acted carelessly, recklessly or willfully, you may be entitled to a large monetary award based on wrongful death. The prospect of legal action can be overwhelming at this difficult time in your life, but it is important to retain an attorney experienced in such matters to preserve your rights.

For more than 30 years, The Gucciardo Law Firm has represented grieving families across all five boroughs of New York City and Long Island. We are known for our compassion and attentive care of our clients. Our reputation for our methodical preparation of cases and tenacity in pursuit of the maximum compensation is well established. Our approach has consistently led to noteworthy recoveries in a wide range of cases where the victim has passed away.

Making The Case For Wrongful Death

A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to show that an individual or entity — through negligence or deliberate acts — caused or contributed to a fatality. Our lawyers excel at demonstrating that the danger was foreseeable and the outcome was preventable. We have brought successful wrongful death actions for:

  • Car and truck accidents — distracted driving, intoxication, traffic violations
  • Motorcycle fatalities — automobile drivers turning, changing lanes, pulling out
  • Biking and pedestrian deaths — inattention or speeding in pedestrian areas
  • Medical malpractice — complications of surgery or childbirth, undiagnosed conditions
  • Construction accidents — unsafe scaffolds, ladders, machinery or job site hazards

We engage accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, safety experts and other professionals who can help to establish the manner of death and testify in court to the defendant’s negligence. Our attorneys always prepare cases as if they will proceed to trial, and regularly follow through to a jury verdict when the defense refuses to settle for the appropriate value on the case.

“What is most important to me is helping people who deserve the court’s consideration. I insist on making a difference in my clients’ lives.” ∼ Charles Gucciardo

Taking Care Of The Survivors

The Gucciardo Law Firm will promptly investigate and then file suit on your behalf. We take care of all the details and we fund the costs of investigation and litigation. We do not take attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you and your family.

From the very start of the case, we spend a great deal of time with families, not only to provide support but also to resolve pressing issues that invariably come up. That close relationship gives us insights into the hardships and losses that the family is dealing with, which we, in turn, translate into a claim for damages. The survivors are entitled to compensation for the deceased’s pain and suffering, in addition to an award for the deceased’s future earnings, past medical bills, and other applicable damages under New York’s wrongful death statute such as loss of consortium, loss of love and support, and loss of household services the deceased provided.

A wrongful death case represents a significant outlay for insurance companies. They are represented by powerful defense firms whose role is to limit or avoid paying compensation. It is critical that you hire a firm with the experience and resources to counter their maneuvers and protect your interests. It is also important to preserve your legal rights before the time limit to file the case in court expires.

Arrange a free consultation with our wrongful death attorneys by calling 516-280-7100, or contact us online. For your convenience, we have offices in New York (Manhattan) and Nassau County (Mineola).

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