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Westchester County and White Plains Wrongful Death Lawyers Since 1986

  • Millions Recovered For Clients

  • Free Consultation

  • Serving Wrongful Death Victims Since 1986

  • No Fees Unless We Win

  • Maximum Compensation $$$

  • Get Medical Bills Paid For

  • Get Funeral Costs Covered

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"Mr. Keith Ahlers is a very respectful Attorney who knows his stuff. He was very kind to me & listened/addressed ALL my concerns. He handled my case with the up most respect & authority. I always dealt with him directly.  I would recommend him to all my friends & family."




Motorcyclist killed when defendant vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of her
Pedestrian crossing street struck by tow truck requiring back surgery


Passenger in Diplomatic van seriously injured requiring neck surgery when defendant vehicle went through light


Motorcyclist struck at intersection resulting in broken leg

Keith J. Ahlers - Founding Partner


Have you lost a loved one due to the actions of another? With over 35 years of experience with wrongful death cases, Curan & Ahlers is ready to fight for you. Curan & Ahlers handles personal injury related cases in Westchester County and throughout New York. If you're looking for experienced wrongful death attorneys, give us a call today.

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Westchester County Wrongful Death Lawyers


The death of a parent, spouse, registered domestic partner, or child is a devastating event for everyone. Our White Plains wrongful death lawyers are ready to assist you at this difficult time. We realize that more than simply grieving is required; you also want to hold the negligent parties accountable.

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death is a death caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act of another.

Examples of wrongful death cases

There is really no end to the ways in which one person may be to blame for the death of another. Some more common ones include:

  • Assault

  • Battery

  • Vehicular manslaughter

  • Workplace accidents

  • Negligence

  • And more

Wrongful death claims can be made against an individual, multiple individuals, or a company.

Whether you lost a loved one because of unsafe working conditions, a defective airbag, or medical malpractice, the wrongful death attorneys at Curan & Ahlers will help you to fight for financial compensation and justice.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in New York?

In New York, only the "personal representative" can file a wrongful death claim. The "personal representative" is the person handling the estate for the deceased. While only the "personal representative" can file the claim, it is still filed on behalf of the deceased beneficiaries, which can be their spouse, children, or parents.

What sort of compensation are the beneficiaries able to collect in a wrongful death claim?

In New York, damages for a wrongful death claim are supposed to be "fair and just compensation for the pecuniary injuries resulting from the decedent's death to the persons for whose benefit the action is brought" (
This typically means that you may be able to collect compensation for lost wages, benefits, and inheritance. You can collect for medical bills related to an injury that led to the death, as well as funeral expenses. Punitive damages may also be awarded.


How long do you have to file a wrongful death claim in New York?

In New York, you have up to two years after a wrongful death to file a claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. While that is quite a bit of time, you really want to act soon as your case may depend on evidence which needs to be collected as soon as possible.

Work with a wrongful death lawyer Westchester County NY

The wrongful death attorneys at Curan & Ahlers will work tirelessly for you and your family, and there is no fee unless we collect damages on your behalf. Please call us today for a free case evaluation so that we can help you through this difficult time.



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Curan & Ahlers LLP

Car Injury Attorneys in Westchester County, NY
14 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York 10601

Local: 914-428-3313

National: 800.585.3314
Fax: 914-949-5800

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