If a loved one’s demise was caused by negligence, you and certain family members might qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Recovering from your loss can take time. While your family starts adjusting to its changing dynamic, a wrongful death lawyer from our firm can get your lawsuit underway in Clifton, NJ.
Involving our team in the investigation of your lawsuit means we will assemble evidence, evaluate your financial losses, assign a value to your pain and suffering, and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance provider. When we accept your case, our goal is to ensure you receive the financial compensation you are entitled to for the loss of your loved one.
A Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You Pursue Compensation
Pursuing financial recovery for your family while you cope with your loved one’s loss can be challenging. Because your wrongful death lawsuit has a time limit, we focus on building your case while you focus on your emotional recovery. In support of your right to compensation, we will:
- Clarify wrongful death laws and their impact on your case
- Create a detailed plan for navigating the personal injury system
- Respond to communication with responsive, supportive assistance
- Provide prompt and ongoing updates on the progress of your case
- Assign an accurate value to your compensation lawsuit
Our team members understand the anxiety you might feel while your case is being prepared and you await a resolution. We work hard to relieve your financial stress with a fair settlement offer that starts with the evidence file we build for you.
Records and Reports That Support Your Case
Our familiarity with New Jersey wrongful death and insurance laws will guide us in building your evidence file. We understand the supporting evidence the at-fault party’s insurer needs to see and the four elements of neglect the law demands, which include duty, breach, cause, and damages. In support of your case, we pack your evidence file with:
- Income records
- Medical records
- Death certificate
- Injury photos
We may also request documents that establish how your unexpected loss has affected your family. That might include proof of your need to hire domestic help, transportation, or other assistance to manage your household due to your loss. In addition to these forms of evidence, we will also utilize any police, incident, or accident reports related to your loved one’s demise.
Previous Wrongful Death Recoveries
The sudden, unexpected, or tragic demise of a loved one can leave surviving family members reeling and take an emotional toll that affects daily living and household dynamics. Your family should not have to bear the financial burden as well. For previous families, we have secured awards such as:
- $2.45 million for a woman’s wrongful death due to surgical error
- $4.4 million for two wrongful deaths in one family due to a gas leak
As a surviving family member, you may be entitled to compensation if your loved one’s loss happened because of negligence. We are committed to helping you fight for it. When you are ready to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions, we can support you throughout your emotional and financial recovery.
These Family Members Qualify to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Clifton
Our wrongful death lawyer will help you define your familial connection to the deceased. NJ Rev Stat § 2A:31-4 allows the following family members or the decedent’s representative to file a wrongful death lawsuit:
Under certain circumstances, the decedent’s grandchildren, siblings, or other family members might be eligible for compensation. We will ask questions about your relationship to the deceased and the impact their loss made on you and other family members.
You May Be Eligible for These Financial Damages
When someone else’s negligence costs your family one of its members, the law allows specific family members to seek specific types of compensation. When you file a wrongful death lawsuit in Clinton, state law allows you to seek compensation for:
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of society and companionship
- Loss of your loved one’s financial input
- Compensation for their final arrangements
You are not alone in fighting for compensation for the loss of your loved one. While you help your family cope with this loss, we can start building a lawsuit to help you cope with the resulting financial stress.
We Act Quickly on Behalf of Your Family
After losing a loved one, the statute of limitations that determines your filing deadline is found in NJ Rev Stat § 2A:31-3. Typically, it entitles you to two years to file your wrongful death lawsuit. If the allotted time expires, you might be unable to file your lawsuit at all.
If you manage to file outside the statutory time limit, your lawsuit is likely to be dismissed before it can even be heard in court. Learning to cope with the loss of a loved one and change to your family’s dynamics can be a traumatic experience. While your family adapts to everyday and long-term changes resulting from your loss, our team goes to work fighting for your compensation.
Get Support from Our Clifton Wrongful Death Lawyer
You and other members of your family might qualify for financial compensation after the loss of a loved one caused by negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit can help your family recover from the financial consequences of your loved one’s loss.
Contact the case review team at Morelli Law Firm when you are ready to hold the at-fault party financially liable for their actions. Call (212) 751-9800 to get started today.