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Wrongful Death

No amount of money could ever replace what your lost loved one means to you and your family. Unfortunately, money is the only remedy available to those who have been left behind when an innocent person dies due to the negligence of another.

Like other personal injury claims, it is important to move swiftly in order to bolster the odds of success. At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, we have extensive experience representing the interests of estates in wrongful death claims. We offer compassionate advocacy from partners and associates who possess the skills to resolve even the most complicated cases.

Compensation For A Wrongful Death

What can an estate gain from a settlement or jury award? Wrongful death suits can result in monetary damages to compensate for the victim’s conscious pain and suffering, medical costs incurred, and economic loss sustained by eligible family members as a result of the victim’s death.

Our lawyers serve people in wrongful death claims stemming from:

  • Construction site accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Unsafe premises
  • Defective products
  • Airplane accidents
  • Elevator accidents

The statute of limitations in fatal accident cases is less than in other types of injury cases. While it may be hard to think about getting involved in a legal case during this difficult time, you need to act quickly. You can rely on us to handle all of your legal issues so you can focus on what matters most.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our compassionate, accomplished attorneys. If you cannot come to our New York City office, we will go to you.


“O’Dwyer & Bernstien has helped me in several different situations over the last 12 years that I’ve lived in NYC. They’re my go-to firm because they always obtain the results that I need and deserve. They’re also located in downtown Manhattan, which makes them very convenient. The office and people that work there are exactly what you’d expect from a top tier law firm in the world’s greatest city.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”