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Construction Accident Lawyer Wrongful Death Lawyer Consult

May 16, 2022 – May 23, 2022

The construction accident lawyers at the Cocca Wrongful Death law firm in New York are engaged when a construction worker is injured or killed in a New York construction accident caused by the wrongful conduct of another person. In New York City, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, our construction a...

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NYC Birth Injury Wrongful Death Lawyer Consult

May 10, 2022 – May 17, 2022

The Cocca Wrongful Death Law firm and its birth injury attorneys and wrongful death lawyers in New York are representing the loved ones of infant victims across New York state, including New York City, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. If your infant was diagnosed with cerebral palsy or was the vic...

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NY Cerebral Palsy Attorney Consult in NYC

May 6, 2022 – May 13, 2022

Our New York birth injury lawyers, cerebral palsy attorneys and wrongful death lawyers work on behalf of infant victims and their families across New York on New York cerebral palsy, birth injury and wrongful death cases. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy or your infant suffered any...

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Free/Confidential New York Construction Lawyer Consult

Apr 29, 2022 – May 6, 2022

Please call an NYC construction accident lawyer in New York if you were injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident in New York. Our NYC construction accident attorneys litigate in New York, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn. Our New York City construction accident a...

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NYC Birth Injury Lawyer Wrongful Death Consult

Apr 26, 2022 – May 3, 2022

The Cocca Wrongful Death Law firm has birth injury attorneys and wrongful death lawyers in New York that represent the loved ones of infant victims across New York state, including New York City, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. If your infant was diagnosed with cerebral palsy or your baby was the...

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New York Birth Injury Cerebral Palsy Lawyer Consult

Apr 22, 2022 – Apr 29, 2022

Our New York birth injury and cerebral palsy lawyers work on behalf of infant victims and their families across New York on New York birth injury and cerebral palsy cases. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy or your infant suffered any type of birth injury or wrongful death during lab...

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New York Construction Accident Lawyer Consult

Apr 15, 2022 – Apr 22, 2022

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a New York construction accident, please reach out to our New York construction accident attorneys in NYC. Our New York construction accident attorneys litigate in New York City - Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. Our New York City construction ...

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Free New York Birth Injury Lawyer Consult in NYC

Apr 8, 2022 – Apr 15, 2022

The birth injury attorneys and wrongful death lawyers at the Cocca Wrongful Death Law Firm in New York represent the loved ones of infant victims across New York state, including New York City, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. If your baby was diagnosed with cerebral palsy or your infant was the v...

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Free NYC Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawyer Consult

Apr 1, 2022 – Apr 8, 2022

Our New York birth injury and cerebral palsy attorneys work on behalf of infant victims and their families in New York on New York birth injury cases. If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy or your infant suffered a birth injury or wrongful death during labor, we are here in New York Cit...

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Testimonials

4 months ago
When we were searching for a NYC wrongful death lawyer we found attorney Cocca. He helped relieve our stress and truly took care of our family. He honestly cares for the wellbeing of his clients. Thank you to the entire Cocca Law Firm staff.
- Katherine C
4 weeks ago
Everyone at the Cocca Law Firm was super friendly and easy to talk with. I’m so happy they were able to represent me. I recommend them to everyone in need of NYC attorney.
- Anna S
6 months ago
Calling the Cocca Law Firm was the best decision I could have made. Everyone there was super friendly and they really took great care of me. I could tell they had my best interests in mind. This is the law firm to call if you need a birth injury lawyer in NYC or Queens New York.
- Chris H

About us

Wrongful Death Attorney NYC   
A New York wrongful death attorney is needed when a loved one’s death is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person, company or government entity. In these tragic instances, the family members of the victim can file a New York wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties. The attorneys at the Cocca wrongful death law firm can help after a fatal accident. Sadly, over 130,000 individuals die each year in the U.S. as a result of preventable wrongful death accidents according to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions. Our New York wrongful death lawyers in NYC offer free consultations and we work on a contingency fee, meaning we do not get paid until we recover financial compensation for you and your family. Call us anytime at (212) 485-2339.   
  
Losing a family member is very tragic and overwhelming experience. There may be no occurrence worse than losing a loved one unexpectedly. Our New York wrongful death attorneys understand the emotional trauma and stress that comes with such great loss. The Cocca Wrongful Death Law Firm is here to help you and your family deal with the anger, grief, anxiety and financial stress. Our job is to quickly preserve all relevant evidence so that you can focus on mourning your lost loved one and taking care of your family. The Cocca Wrongful Death Law Firm will work tirelessly to represent your family’s legal rights after suffering from a NY wrongful death accident. We offer free wrongful death consultations and our fatal accident lawyers are happy to meet you at your home or NYC apartment if that is most convenient.

Birth Injury Lawyer NYC
Our New York birth injury lawyers will meet you at any NYC hospital for a free and confidential consultation if your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy in New York City. Please call an NY birth injury attorney today. 

New York Wrongful Death Statute   
The New York Estates, Powers and Trust Laws (EPTL) govern New York wrongful death lawsuits. EPTL, Section 5-4.1 is entitled “Action by personal representative for wrongful act, neglect or default causing death to decedent.” This is the New York wrongful death statute that gives the right to the legal representative of the estate to bring a lawsuit for wrongful death in NYC. An experienced New York wrongful death attorney at the Cocca Wrongful Death Law Firm can explain the NY statute in more detail. Call us anytime day or night at (212) 485-2339.   

When litigating a New York wrongful death lawsuit, there are two separate causes of action to recover damages for a loved one’s death: survivorship and wrongful death. The wrongful death action belongs to the decedents who have suffered pecuniary loss due to the NYC wrongful death. The survivorship claim belongs to the estate to cover the victim’s conscious pain and suffering prior to their untimely death. Our wrongful death lawyers in New York are happy to discuss the difference between a New York wrongful death claim and a survivorship action in NYC.       
  
The right to recover damages for wrongful death in New York is governed by EPTL, Section 5-4.3 “Amount of recovery.” This New York wrongful death statute is also known as the New York pecuniary loss statute. In order to obtain a New York wrongful death recovery for damages, the legal representative of the decedent must prove pecuniary loss. New York pecuniary loss includes: loss of support for the victim’s next of kin as a result of the loss of the decedent’s earnings or lost wages. A surviving spouse or dependent children of the deceased typically brings this claim for economic loss or lost wages. Under the New York statute, dependent children may also bring a claim for loss of guidance and loss of parental care. If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal NY wrongful death accident, call a wrongful death attorney NYC anytime to discuss all your legal options.      

New York Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations 
The wrongful death New York statute of limitations is two years. This means that the estate of a New York wrongful death victim must file a New York wrongful death complaint within two years from the date of death. Please keep in mind that this time period is shorter than the New York medical malpractice statute of limitations and the New York personal injury statute of limitations. 

In New York wrongful death lawsuits against a Government entity, the plaintiff must serve a Notice of Claim to the public entity within 90 days of the appointment of a representative of the decedent’s estate. It is important to keep this in mind when you have lost a family member in a New York wrongful death case involving a transit system, like the NYC subway, the New York City Transit Authority, the Port Authority-Hudson (PATH), a New York City School District or any other state or city government agency. We suggest you hire the best wrongful death lawyers in NYC to walk you through every step of the legal process. A top wrongful death attorney in NYC will have a track record of New York wrongful death lawsuit settlement success and high moral character in the local NYC community.     
 
Wrongful Death Lawsuit NYC  
In order to bring a wrongful death lawsuit in New York City, the Plaintiff’s Estate must file a New York wrongful death Complaint in the appropriate court. This wrongful death complaint must be filed within the statute of limitations, as discussed above. Once a NY lawsuit is progressing through the legal process, there may come a time when both parties reach a wrongful death settlement New York. If a NYC wrongful death settlement cannot be reached, our New York wrongful death lawyers are prepared to litigate a NY wrongful death trial by jury. Should the jury find in favor of the Plaintiff’s estate at trial, we will receive a New York wrongful death recovery in the amount of finical compensation for the loss of a loved one. At that time, we will ask the NYC surrogate’s court for permission to distribute the finances to the appropriate family members. This is done through a New York wrongful death compromise.  This legal process is a petition to compromise a wrongful death NYC. The process can be complicated and we suggest you allow experienced wrongful death lawyers in New York represent you and your family in order to get the wrongful death settlement you deserve.   
  
Types of NYC Wrongful Death Accidents   
Our wrongful death attorneys in NYC are prepared to handle many types of NYC wrongful death lawsuits. We will litigate car accident and truck accident wrongful death lawsuits. Our wrongful death law firm handles cases under the New York Labor law Section 240, also known as the “scaffolding law” which was designed to protect NYC workers from falls and personal injury from falling objects. Please give us a call after a NYC construction accident wrongful death. Further our New York medical malpractice lawyers will help your family after an NYC medical malpractice wrongful death accident by a NYC hospital or Doctor in New York City. We are familiar with wrongful death subway accident in New York and NYC train accident wrongful death lawsuits. If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death bus accident or a workplace wrongful death such as an NYC mesothelioma diagnosis our NYC cancer lawyers can help. Call an experienced wrongful death attorney NYC anytime for a free NYC wrongful death consolation at the Cocca wrongful death law firm located at 461 Park Ave S, Suite 502, New York, NY 10016.

New York City Courthouses   
New York City has several important NYC courthouses. The New York County Supreme Court is located at 60 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007. The U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse is located at 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007. Additionally the US District Court – Eastern District of New York is located at 225 Cadman Plaza E, Brooklyn, NY 11201. A New York City wrongful death lawsuit can be brought in any of these locations depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the New York fatal accident. The Cocca Wrongful Death Law Firm is prepared to bring a NYC wrongful death lawsuit in the New York County Supreme Court and the U.S. District Courts in the Southern District or Eastern District. Call a experienced wrongful death attorney NYC anytime for a free consultation.   
  
New York Highways and Tunnels   
New York highways have seen an increase in NYC fatal motor-vehicle accidents over the past few years. Highways, tunnels and bridges near NYC like the Lincoln Tunnel, I-95, the Pulaski Skyway between I-95 and Central Avenue in Newark, NJ or Broadway, I-678 between Queens Boulevard and Liberty Avenue, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Holland Tunnel and the Long island Expressway (I-495) between 58th St. and 48th St. There has been an increase in the volume of tractor-trailer truck accidents and passenger bus accidents in the NYC area as well. Additionally, inclement New York weather has caused numerous fatal car accidents on I-287, Interstate 78 to Hoboken, NJ. Sadly, there are 1,098 wrongful death motor vehicle accidents in New York, on average each year. NY wrongful death accidents can take place on busy streets like: Broadway, Wall Street, Bowery, Houston Street, Avenue of the Americas, Madison Park and Lexington Avenue. Our NY wrongful death attorneys at the Cocca Wrongful Death Law Firm work with the highly regarded car accident reconstructionists to unsure to best results for our New York City clients.     

Hospitals in New York City   
Our NYC wrongful death lawyers will meet you and your family at any of the local New York City hospitals, if that is more convenient. We travel to New York – Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William St, New York, NY 10038, Lenox Hill Hospital at 100 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075, Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016, NYU Medical Center, Trisch Hospital at 550 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10016, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center at 1 Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11212, NYC Health Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037, New York Presbyterian Methodist Hospital at 506 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, New York – Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at 3959 Broadway, New York, NY 10032, New York – Presbyterian The Allen Hospital 5141 Broadway, New York, NY 10034 and NYC Health + Hospitals Elmhurst at 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst NY 11373.     
  
Our relationships with each NYC hospital are an asset for collecting crucial medical records for every NYC wrongful death lawsuit as well as medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits in NYC. We’re happy to reserve a conference room at any of the aforementioned hospitals in New York for a free consultation at your convenience. If you need a NYC lawyer near me, we are happy to meet you at your residence, apartment or home in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island or the Bronx, NY. Call our New York wrongful death law firm today for a free consultation.   
  
New York City Transportation   
Anyone who lives in or around NYC knows that the city runs on public transportation. The New York City Subway is owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority. The New York City Subway is the largest rapid transit system in the world. The Port Authority Trans-Hudson or PATH connects Hoboken and Newark NJ with Manhattan NYC. A quick look at a NYC map shows a very popular stop is the Grand Central Terminal or Grand Central Station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Pennsylvania Station or Penn Station is the main intercity railroad in New York City. We always have an NYC subway map handy. Our lawyers often commute between NYC and Philadelphia using the Penn Station Amtrak located at 34 Street and 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001. This area contains many NYC hotels, where we are happy to meet potential clients. New York’s public transportation does an excellent job of connecting all five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. We handle wrongful death subway accident litigation and wrongful death train accident lawsuits in NYC.   
  
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey oversees much of the public transportation including the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel and local airports: LaGuardia Airport in Queens, NY 11371, John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, NY 11430 and Newark Liberty International Airport located at 3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114. Attorney Cocca regularly uses NYC public transportation to get to NY Giants and NY Yankees games. Sadly, nothing is more traumatic than losing a loved one due to the negligent conduct of our New York City public transportation institutions. We see this often due to the harsh NYC weather and we’re sure you’ve seen it on the NYC news. Sadly, these avoidable tragedies and wrongful death accidents occur repeatedly in NYC and across the country. Our NYC attorneys handle wrongful death bus accident lawsuits in New York City. We’re the experienced NYC wrongful death lawyers that can help get you and your family back on your feet. Call us anytime for a free consultation.   
  
Fatal Construction Accident NYC   
Some of the most common causes of serious NYC construction accidents and New York wrongful death construction accidents are construction accidents involving falls from heights like scaffolding and faulty ladders, falling objects, motor vehicle accidents with trucks, cranes, forklifts, dump trucks, garbage trucks and tractor-trailers, and more. Our wrongful death lawyers handle cases under the New York Labor law Section 240, also known as the “scaffolding law” which was designed to protect NYC workers from falls and personal injury from falling objects. If you are in need of a New York City construction accident lawyer, we are here to help. Furthermore, common NYC workplace accidents can result from electrocution, trench cave-ins, unsafe warehouse conditions, structural collapse, utility worker falls, ironworker injury, burns and carbon monoxide poisoning. Our experienced construction accident wrongful death lawyer NYC has helped many victims of fatal construction accident wrongful deaths in NYC and Manhattan. 

New York Jury Selection   
Our New York wrongful death lawyers in NY are extremely familiar with NYC and Manhattan, which is crucial when picking a New York City jury for a wrongful death trial. Our lawyers spend time in each New York borough and every Manhattan neighborhood, so that we have a familiarity with the local NY community. On the weekends, our lawyers will visit popular sites like the NYC marathon or NYC pride 2019 and Central Park NYC. We get our New York daily news from the New York Times and the New York Post to see how we did in the New York lottery that week. When he’s not litigating NY wrongful death lawsuits, attorney Cocca is a passionate supporter of all NYC sports including the New York Yankees, NY Giants, NY Mets and NY Knicks located at Madison Square Garden 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001. Our NYC wrongful death attorneys are happy to reserve a conference room in the Empire State Building at 350 5th A

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