Unfortunately, negligence does not only lead to bodily injury. Far too often, the careless, reckless, and wrongful actions of others have deadly consequences. When this occurs, the surviving family members and loved ones of the deceased can take legal action to hold the liable party accountable. While no amount of financial compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can provide families with a much-needed sense of justice in the wake of an unfathomable loss.
At The Donnelly Law Firm, our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys can help you navigate the process of bringing a claim against a negligent party. We understand what you are going through and are here to help you every step of the way. With over 50 years of combined experience and $140+ million recovered, our team is prepared to fight for the justice you deserve.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, as in other states, only certain individuals may bring a claim for wrongful death. Generally speaking, anyone who can show that they were “actually dependent” on the deceased prior to his or her death can bring a claim.
These individuals include:
- The surviving spouse of the deceased
- Children or grandchildren of the deceased
- Surviving siblings of the deceased
- Surviving parents of a deceased child
- Surviving nieces, nephews, and others who can show they were dependent on the deceased
Damages in wrongful death claims are meant to compensate individuals who have suffered economic and non-economic losses as a result of the victim’s death. Examples of damages that you may be able to recover include medical expenses incurred prior to death, burial/funeral expenses, lost expected income or inheritance, loss of financial support, loss of emotional support, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more.
Trust Our Team to Fight for You
At The Donnelly Law Firm, we are committed to holding negligent people, companies, manufacturers, and other entities accountable when their actions result in wrongful death. Our New Jersey wrongful death lawyers strive to pursue the justice and fair recoveries our clients are owed. We have secured favorable results on behalf of our clients in a wide variety of cases, including medical malpractice, car accident, truck accident, product liability, and premises liability claims, amongst many others. Let our firm fight for you.