Wrongful Death Attorneys

When a death could have been prevented,

A “wrongful death” case is a type of personal injury lawsuit brought when a loved one’s death was caused by negligence or because of an intentional act. Wrongful death cases can arise from vehicle collisions where a person is killed, or products liability cases where a defective product causes a consumer’s death, or from intentional killings, such as murder. In these situations, the law permits the individual or group responsible to be held accountable.

While money can never bring back a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can provide surviving family members with financial security and assist relatives with moving forward. Even more importantly, wrongful death suits can compel change and prevent what happened to your loved one from happening again.

The death of a loved one is heartbreaking, but a preventable death is tragic.

With over 100 years of combined experience in the practice of law, the lawyers of Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, LLP, have successfully represented the families of wrongful death victims and have a demonstrated record of successful verdicts and settlements in this area.

While every case is unique, we have the experience and resources to provide aggressive and competent representation.


we hold those responsible accountable.


  • Using our team of experts, we investigate the cause of death to determine if the death was because of the negligence.
  • We present evidence showing how and why the death occurred.
  • When the person who died provided financially for his or her family, we show through economic projections the value of the financial support the surviving family members will no longer receive.
  • Through the testimony of relatives, friends and acquaintances, we show how significantly the loss of your loved one has impacted the lives of those left behind.

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Representing families who have lost loved ones is what we do.

Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, LLP, has obtained more than $600 million for our clients–including in wrongful death cases brought by families who have lost loved ones in tragic or preventable circumstances. We have built a reputation for handling the most complex and high stakes personal injury lawsuits involving catastrophic injury, permanent disability, disfigurement or wrongful death.

You don’t have to take our word for it: our attorneys have been awarded positions in key peer-reviewed organizations including the American Board of Trial Advocates, Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers Association, AVVO and Martindale Hubbell, the nation’s largest independent attorney rating service.

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