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New York Wrongful Death Lawyers

Caring & Professional Assistance After a Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, some accidents are so severe that they result in the death of a family member or other loved one. If that death occurred as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the surviving family members may bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.

If you have lost someone you care about, you deserve the guidance of a professional and caring New York wrongful death attorney. At Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, that is exactly what you will receive. Our team is willing to dedicate time and attention to you and your family. We will be available to answer your questions and alleviate your legal concerns.

Call us today to speak to an attorney at (212) 742-0476, or contact us online. We’re available during evenings and on weekends.

Handling All Types of Fatal Accidents

A wrongful death action may arise from an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident, medical malpractice, or other unfortunate event. We handle all these types of cases and have a strong record of results on behalf of our clients.

You can count on our New York attorneys to help you pursue compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of companionship
  • Other damages

Who Can Bring a Claim for Wrongful Death Benefits?

In New York, a wrongful death claim can only be brought by certain individuals, who are statutory beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate. This includes the spouse, child, or parent of the deceased. Additionally, the personal representative can bring the claim. Typically, other relatives such as siblings or cousins cannot bring a claim, though it depends on the facts of the case.

If you are unsure whether you should bring a claim or who should bring the claim in your case, speak to an attorney at our firm. As wrongful death attorneys we can help you understand your rights and the process to bring a claim in New York.

Helping Those Left Behind After a Car Accident

If your loved one passed away in a New York City car accident, we understand this is a difficult time for your family. If you are like most families, you need time to mourn your loss in peace. At the same time, there are legal processes that are best handled through an investigation beginning immediately. A compassionate, experienced law firm such as Paris & Chaikin, PLLC can take burdens off your shoulders while moving forward in preparation for a wrongful death claim or lawsuit.

Money cannot bring back your loved one; everyone intuitively understands this stark reality. However, financial resources can help your family cope and move forward without your loved one’s previous contributions to family life. Many clients of Paris & Chaikin, PLLC are gratified by a feeling that justice has been done when a verdict or settlement underscores the impact of a driver’s negligence.

No-Fee, No-Obligation Consultations

If you decide to work with our law firm, we are prepared to begin our work in the background while your family takes time to grieve. We will be here when you need us — and in the meantime, our lawyers will get your case underway and move toward obtaining financial relief your family is eligible for after a painful traffic fatality.

Call our New York wrongful death attorneys at (212) 742-0476.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured
  • Slip & Fall $11 Million

    A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to plat the instrument.

  • Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million

    Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back.

  • Bus Accident $2.1 Million

    A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of our client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2 Million

    Our client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.

  • Car Accident $1.7 Million

    Our client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.

  • Truck Accident $1.5 Million

    Our client, a 37 year old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed our client cut him off.

  • Car Accident $1.25 Million

    Our client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours. In the accident, the plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, which required surgery.

  • Slip & Fall $1.2 Million

    Our client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back.


Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • “For any questions or concerns I had, I could reach out to him anytime. Although Ian was my attorney, everyone in the office kind, generous and friendly to me, like I've known them for years.”

    - Shanee B.
  • “Had an excellent all-around experience! They really cared about my well being from beginning to end. Always available and I would highly recommend them.”

    - Peter M.
  • “Ian & Jason, along with their staff, work tirelessly to ensure you will receive maximum compensation for your injury! They take care of everything from A-Z making the whole process as seamless as possible!”

    - Natanel B.
  • “Best law firm in the state of New York with an awesome staff.”

    - Phil S.

Why Hire Paris & Chaikin, PLLC?

Your Recovery is Our Priority
  • Concierge-Level Service

    Our commitment to taking care of our clients is unrivalled. We even offer a luxury car service to take clients to and from our office.

  • Maximum Recovery

    Our legal team not only strives for victory, but also takes every conceivable step to maximize your recovery in the process.

  • Access to Experts

    We hire the best in the field and work with top experts, specialists and investigators to fight for the recovery that you deserve. 

  • Individualized Legal Care

    We are committed to providing you with undivided attention & to tailoring our approach to the needs of your case.

  • Client-Centered Approach

    For our firm, it is not about the money - we take profound joy in helping you get the justice that you deserve.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our fearless attorneys are not afraid to go to trial & have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. 

Meet Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are fearless advocates who aren't afraid to battle the insurance companies to recover the compensation you deserve.