Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Handling Death Cases in New York

Program Number: 3166

Program Date: 05/14/2021

Description

To recover damages for a person’s death in New York State, there are two distinct causes of action: survivorship and wrongful death. While the survivorship cause of action belongs to the estate for the decedent’s pain and suffering prior to death, the wrongful death cause of action compensates those statutory distributees who have suffered pecuniary loss as a result of the decedent's death. Consequently, there may be more than one plaintiff in a death case as well as separate statutes of limitations for each cause of action. Due to these distinctions, an attorney must assess each action independently of the other. Join us to learn the distinction between survivorship and wrongful death.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit
60 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit

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Presenters


Andrea Alonso, Esq.

Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley

Andrea Maria Alonso graduated from St. John’s University (B.A., 1978) and then from St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 1981). Presently, she is a member of the Alumni Board of Directors of her alma mater. She has been associated with Morris Duffy Alonso & Faley since graduating from law school in 1981 and became a named partner in 1992.

 

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