New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyers
As New Jersey personal injury attorneys, we are often asked about wrongful death cases. A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or organization. A legal action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent’s immediate family members, usually a surviving spouse and children, and sometimes parents. Under certain circumstances, unrelated minor children living with and supported by the decedent may also bring a claim for wrongful death. In order to bring a successful wrongful death cause of action in New Jersey, the following elements must be present:
- The death of a human being
- Caused by another’s negligent or intentional conduct
- The survival of family members who are suffering the loss of financial support, love, care, comfort, supervision, guidance, household assistance and general society previously provided by the deceased
The general rule in New Jersey in wrongful death cases is that one is entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages which are suffered as a result of the loss of a loved one. Economic damages in a wrongful death case include an award for the financial contributions which the decedent would have made to his wife, children and/or parents had he or she survived. It also includes the recovery for funeral services in memory of the decedent and for burial costs. Non-economic damages include loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, solace or moral support.
Wrongful Death Attorney Approach (Why Us?)
What is critical in many wrongful death cases is compiling the proofs necessary to fully explain to the jury the magnitude of the loss. At Raff & Raff, we use our decades of experience to our advantage and fully investigate all of the facts involving wrongful death cases. We also have access to the right kinds of experts who can help our clients prove their case to a jury.
Wrongful Death Accident Lawyer Free Consultation
If you would like to know whether you have a case for wrongful death, what kind of value your case may have, and what you can expect, you should contact us for a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our attorneys. We have been protecting the rights of people who have lost loved ones since 1922, and we are very experienced with wrongful death cases, especially in Passaic County, Bergen County, Essex County, Union County, and Hudson County, where our attorneys regularly appear in court and regularly interact with the lawyers for the insurance companies.
Remember, the insurance companies have teams of skilled attorneys who are aggressively representing their interests, and you should too.
Raff & Raff, LLP
Attorneys at Law
30 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Tel: (973) 742-1917
Fax: (973) 742-2454