What Damages Can You Seek in a New Jersey Wrongful Death Case?
When grieving the loss of a loved one, it’s easy to overlook the financial impact that loss will have on your family. As things settle down, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the resulting financial burdens. If your loved one helped support the family financially, that loss of income may be devastating.
This is why all families who’ve lost a loved one in a New Jersey wrongful death accident should review their legal options. Financial compensation is available for families who have lost someone as a result of someone else’s negligence.
If you’ve lost a spouse, parent, or child in a New Jersey car crash, motorcycle accident, pedestrian collision, construction accident, slip-and-fall accident, or other fatal incident, it may be in your best interest to file a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits that can be filed by the family of someone killed by the carelessness or recklessness of another. No amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, but a successful wrongful death claim can provide much needed financial support. Damages you can seek by filing a wrongful death claim include:
- Medical expenses that resulted from the accident before the victim’s death
- Physical pain and suffering experienced by the victim immediately following the crash
- Wages the victim would have earned for the family had the accident not happened
- Funeral expenses, including burial costs
- Loss of love, care, and companionship
If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal accident, be sure to keep records of your bills and document all your losses. Next, speak with an experienced New Jersey wrongful death attorney who will help you and your family get the support you need to recover from your tremendous loss.
The attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help. Contact us at (609) 240-0040.
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