Losing a loved one wrongfully is an irreparable harm that no amount of money can undo. But in a wrongful death claim handled by our experienced attorneys in New Jersey, you can pursue compensation to address the losses caused by the death and to hold the responsible person legally accountable. To learn more, please call our experienced Newark and Jersey City wrongful death attorneys at 732-303-7857 .
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death case is designed to compensate surviving family members for the losses you have experienced because of your loved one's death. Damages commonly awarded in these cases include:
- Loss of your loved one's financial contributions
- Loss of your loved one's benefits and retirement potential in the future
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
- Medical and funeral expenses
For a death to be legally wrongful means it was preventable and resulted from someone else's negligent behavior or intentional behavior. Car accidents, construction accidents and accidents at unsafe premises are just a few of the sources of wrongful death claims. Motorists, employers, doctors and property owners are some of the types of people who have been sued for causing wrongful death.
Like other personal injury cases, wrongful death claims must be filed within a certain time limit following the death. This time limitation is spelled out within the New Jersey statute of limitations. Our knowledgeable attorneys can determine whether your case still qualifies.
Proving Wrongful Death
Each case is unique, but typically the following parties may be eligible for wrongful death compensation based on their relationship to the deceased:
- Children and grandchildren
- Surviving parents
Generally, the spouse and children are considered a priority when compensation is awarded. If there aren't any children or a spouse, then compensation may be distributed to the other types of family members.
Our attorneys understand the grief and trauma your family is experiencing. Let us handle the wrongful death claim so you can focus on grieving and healing. You deserve to be compensated for the wrongful loss of your loved one, and our aggressive trial attorneys will hold the responsible person or corporation accountable.
To find out if you have a New Jersey wrongful death claim, please call Clark & Clark, LLC, at 732-303-7857 for a free case evaluation. We serve all of Newark, Jersey City and the surrounding areas.