East Village Wrongful Death Suit: News and Resources for Families

Every day Jacoby & Meyers attorneys help injury victims seek compensation for their injuries. Receiving compensation is often crucial in paying medical bills, replacing lost income, and covering the cost of expenses caused by the injury. In some serious instances, the injuries are so severe that the victim does not survive. Our job then, is to help the victim’s family claim the compensation they deserve.

On March 26, 2015 an explosion rocked the East Village. Over twenty people were injured in the massive explosion. The mother of one of the victims, a 23 year old man who died in the explosion, has filed a law suit against several individuals and groups, including the buildings owner, a contractor, and the city of New York.

According to a recent publication the victim’s mother and her legal team* have yet to reveal the amount of damages that will be sought.

A wrongful death lawsuit is applicable in instances in which negligence or misconduct leads to an untimely death. The appointed representative for the deceased victim’s estate can then seek compensation for monetary losses. To learn more about wrongful death lawsuits, or to fill out a free wrongful death case evaluation form click here.

*Jacoby and Meyers is not representing the victim(s) of this matter.

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In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP