Any time a loved one tragically perishes in an accident, it can be difficult for the family to know what to do next, and take the steps necessary to protecting their future.
While no amount of money can ever bring back a lost family member, a wrongful death suit can help your family financially in the case that it was dependent on the income of the deceased family member, recover compensation for your family’s loss of care and companionship, and help prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.
At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, we have over 50 years of experience helping clients across Little Falls, Clifton, Wayne, Paterson, and the greater Passaic County area with all manner of personal injury claims, including wrongful death suits. We understand just how difficult the loss of a family member can be, and we are prepared to speak on your behalf and help secure your family’s future during such a tragic time.
Wrongful death claims, like all personal injury claims, are filed when the accident in question was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party. For example, a property owner neglected their duties and failed to maintain a safe premises for visitors, or a drunk driver got behind the wheel and caused a fatal accident.
The burden of proof lies with you and your Passaic County wrongful death attorney, and as such evidence will need to be gathered to support your claim of negligence. Police reports, eyewitness accounts, and other potentially relevant information such as maintenance records or expert testimony can all help you support your wrongful death claim.
An experienced wrongful death attorney will know precisely how to gather, and effectively present, this evidence to insurance companies and juries alike. It is highly recommended that should you decide to pursue a wrongful death claim, you retain the services of an experienced attorney, who can help you not only to present a compelling case, but ensure that the compensation you receive is fair and just.
In New Jersey, there are two different types of Wrongful Death claims that can be filed. These claims are not mutually exclusive, meaning that you can pursue one or both depending on the circumstances and the advice of your Clifton NJ wrongful death attorney.
New Jersey Wrongful Death Act claims are filed with the sole purpose of recovering financial damages in the event of a wrongful death, and do not cover punitive damages such as emotional distress and loss of companionship. Wrongful Death Act claims can help you recover damages such as:
Survival Action claims however, allow the administrator or executor of the deceased’s estate to recover punitive damages, including:
Choosing how to proceed with a wrongful death claim can be difficult, especially given how complex New Jersey wrongful death law can be. An experienced Clifton NJ wrongful death attorney can help you decide which type of claim (or both) you may find success with, and guide you through the entire legal process. In the event that your family was financially dependent on the deceased member, it becomes even more important to work with an attorney in order to secure your family’s financial future.
At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our attorneys have extensive experience helping families across Wayne, Little Falls, Paterson, Clifton, and the greater Passaic County area to recover compensation in the event of the wrongful death of a family member.
Our firm believes in providing personal and attentive legal service to all of our clients. The more informed and involved you are in your case, the better we can secure you the compensation you and your family need and deserve.
Lead by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, our personal injury team has already secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including verdicts in both the New Jersey Supreme Court and appellate division.
To speak with our firm today in a free and confidential consultation regarding a wrongful death and your options moving forward, please contact us online, or through our Clifton, NJ office at (973) 771-5259.