COVID-19 Notice: Gersowitz Libo & Korek, PC is fully-operational during the COVID-19 global pandemic. We continue to handle cases and operate remotely, in accordance with mandated safety guidelines. We are available by phone, email or video conference to discuss your case.
Read More from Our Partners


over 900 million recovered for our clients

Helping New York and New Jersey Injury Victims for over 30 Years.


Falling Debris Kills 67-Year-Old Woman in NYC

Falling debrisA 67-year-old woman delivering papers in Queens, New York died after a piece of falling debris struck her in the head on Thursday, January 16th around 9:45 a.m. The woman was identified as Xiang Ji of Westbury. She was walking on Main Street near 41st Street in Flushing in front of the building located at 41-28 Main Street, when a piece of plywood covered with aluminum detached from the roof and fell on her. She was found unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk. She was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The Department of Building and Safety has issued 18 open violations against the building owner, including one for the failure to properly maintain the building. The DOB has since ordered the building owner to erect a sidewalk shed on the top of the sidewalk to protect pedestrians from any additional problems. The previous violations were mostly related to effectuating work without a permit inside the building.

Wrongful Death Claims

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Although no amount of money will bring back your loved one and undo the harm caused, it can help bring a sense of justice.

A wrongful death claim may be filed by a representative on behalf of the survivors who suffer damage from the decedent’s death. The parties in interest may include:

• Immediate family members
• Life partners, financial dependents, and putative spouses
• Distant family members

As a wrongful death claimant, you may be entitled to:

• Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
• The estimated amount of income and benefits the deceased person would have earned in their lifetime had the accident not occurred
• Loss of financial support for the household
• Loss of services around the household, including cleaning, landscaping, cooking, caring for children, and other everyday tasks and contributions to the family
• Loss of intangible support, including love and affection, encouragement, moral support, guidance, attention, and more

Contact Our New York Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by the wrongful actions of another party, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York City wrongful death attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with an experienced New York City accident attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-212-385-4410.

Client Testimonials

I am giving this law firm 6 out of six thumbs up. Very professional very personal and compassionate staff. From the Attorneys to the staff they were all...
Anthony C.
La mejor firma de abogados, muy profesionales, excelentes persona, todo el tiempo estuvieron pendientes de mi y mis necesidades, estoy muy agradecida con ellos.
Maricela O.
I was injured in 2011 and spent nearly 8 years with Ed Gersowitz and Jeff Korek. Their professionalism and care was beyond. The process was long and at times exhausting but Ed. Jeff and their team made me feel comfortable and in great hands. I... can't thank them enough and would highly recommend GLK to all. Thank you for all your help!read more
Jeremy N.
They were incredibly professional and pleasant to work with. They made the personal injury process straightforward and easy to navigate. I appreciated their...
Lindsay L.
Ed Gersowitz and all his colleagues at the firm Gersowitz Libo & Korek, PC far exceeded all my expectations for a personal injury law firm. From the moment...
Robin F.
Thank you to the team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek and special thanks to attorney Daniel, Avi and Annette for all your help on my case. Dealing with the law...
Hazel M.
Thank you to the team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, and especially to our wonderful attorney Anthony Makarov. Mr. Makarov was our trial attorney who took our...
Amy L.
A few years ago I was misdiagnosed and nearly ended up becoming a quadriplegic. Three spinal fusions followed. I asked my sister, a top D.C. lawyer, to find the name of the best personal injury lawyer in NYC, and I was referred to Jeff Korek of... Gersowitz Libo and Korek. It was a tough time for me, but Jeff and Irene were great and helped me through it every step of the way. They were compassionate, understanding and very accommodating, yet professional and always with their fingers on the pulse. They really care about the welfare of their clients, and not just money driven. When I was unable to travel, Jeff came to me, and I live an hour from the city. This firm is well known, well established, and has earned the respect and credibility among its peers. I highly recommend the firm of Gersowitz Libo and Korek without hesitation and, in fact, I already have. My thanks go out to the entire team for a better than expected outcome!!! They get a 5 out of 5 stars from me!!read more
Mary S.
From beginning to end we were comfortable with the team at GLK. Thank you Mr. Gersowitz (Ed) for obtaining a settlement out of court.
Donna L. S.
Jeff and Michael are both very professional and helpful towards my case. I would like to thank the team and Irene, the assistant, for all their help despite the length of time that the case took. They took a lot of care and were patient with... answering any inquiries that I more
Cindy C.
section start
Need Help with an Injury? We're Here to Help. Contact Us Today:
  • Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.