Fatal Accidents at New York Construction Sites
Find out how our Bronx construction accident attorneys can help your family
If your husband, wife or another family member died due to injuries sustained in a New York City construction accident, the flood of emotions can be overwhelming.
You have legal rights as a surviving family member. You also need time and space to grieve. That's why it's important to talk to a NYC wrongful death attorney after your fatal construction accident. We can break down your legal rights and options and, if you decide to move forward, deal with the insurance company on your behalf.
Our experienced legal team at Giampa Law in the Bronx can help you every step of the way. We understand how the legal system works here. We know what information to pursue in order to build a compelling case. That's why we have such a strong track record of success.
Your legal rights after a fatal construction accident
Deaths on a construction site can happen for many reasons, but they should not happen if proper safety precautions are in place. Your loved one’s death may have been a result of negligence on the part of a subcontractor, property owner, or any other entity involved on the construction site. If the death was gravity-related—that is, your loved one was killed in a fall from height, or by a falling object—then New York State Labor Law 240 places absolute liability on the property owner and general contractor.
If someone else was liable for your loved one’s death, there is a path to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Under New York law, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate has the right to file a wrongful death claim. The damages (financial compensation) you may be able to recover include:
- Medical expenses for your loved one’s treatment prior to dying
- Conscious pain and suffering experienced by your loved one prior to dying
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income and lost future earnings
- Loss of support and services provided by your loved one
- Loss of parental nurturing, care, and guidance to surviving children
No amount of money can bring your loved one back, but it can help provide for the family members left behind and help your family move forward. We’ve helped many families get a sense of closure that comes from knowing that someone was held responsible for their loss. And a successful wrongful death claim sends a strong message that helps to protect other construction workers from fatal accidents.
We’re honored to represent families of construction accident victims
Your family's financial future could be at stake depending on the outcome of your legal case. Insurance companies often do everything they can to pay you and other surviving family members as little as possible. To them, your loss isn’t a tragedy; it’s just exposure to their bottom line.
We’re on your side, and we know how to fight back. As your attorney, we can aggressively investigate your claim. We frequently review inspection reports and accident records to see if there was a pattern of reckless or negligent behavior. We also regularly consult with experts for more in-depth analysis. Our team will get to the bottom of what happened, present you with your legal options, and advocate for you every step of the way.
Your family's rights matter here. Get the support your family needs and deserves. Get Giampa Law. Schedule your free consultation at our Bronx law firm today. We're on your side. Our conversation is completely confidential and there’s no obligation to take legal action, just straightforward answers about your family’s legal options.