When a loved one dies in an accident, it can be devastating to the surviving members of your family. In addition to the loss your family experiences, you may also incur thousands of dollars in funeral expenses as well as lost household income. A wrongful death claim may be one of the only ways to reclaim security for your home.
Morelli Law Firm offers legal assistance to families during this difficult time. We provide a full legal service that helps you identify the at-fault party, estimate the value of your losses, and recover your damages. A wrongful death lawyer from our team serving Jersey City will work hard to fight for an agreeable settlement for you so that your family has the space and time to grieve.
You Should Not Have to Pay for Someone Else’s Negligence
When someone’s negligence or careless actions cause the death of a family member, the at-fault party should be held liable for the loss. Our lawyers see to it that you receive justice and that your family recovers some or all of your losses. We work with clients in a wide range of wrongful death cases, such as those involving:
- Workplace accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
No amount of money can bring back a cherished family member. However, you should not have to pay for someone’s negligence. Let our attorneys pursue justice on your behalf and help you recover all the damages from the accident.
We Can Help You Fight for Wrongful Death Damages in New Jersey
In a wrongful death case, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for expenses related to the care of the deceased, lost household income, or pain and suffering.
Damages our attorneys can help you seek include:
Pre-Death Medical Expenses
Your loved one may have received medical treatment prior to death. You may be entitled to receive compensation for all medical expenses, including ambulatory services, ICU, or emergency medical care.
Pain and Suffering of the Deceased
The deceased may have experienced physical or mental anguish prior to death. Their level of suffering affected both the quality of their life and the emotional state of your family. If so, you may also be able to add their suffering to the value of your claim.
Future Lost Household Income
If your loved one provided a significant portion of household income, our lawyers can help you assess the future lost income that the deceased would have earned had they still been alive to contribute to your family. Your family may also be eligible to claim any lost benefits, health insurance, or retirement.
Loss of Consortium
Your family will have to endure the trauma of not having spousal intimacy or parental support. Depending on the nature of the accident and who is at fault, you may also be able to add loss of consortium to your claim.
If your loved one’s property was damaged in the accident that caused their death, you may be able to recover the costs to fix or replace this property. For example, if your loved one passed away in a car accident, you may receive compensation to cover the costs of repairing the vehicle or its cash value.
Our legal team can also fight to have the expenses for your loved one’s funeral services covered. These expenses may also include costs for wake services, burial or cremation services, caskets or urns, and other ritual services.
The value of your case depends on the extent of your losses, who is at fault for the accident, and how the accident occurred.
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Jersey City?
NJ Rev Stat §2A:15-3 allows certain individuals to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party after the death of a loved one.
Parties who may qualify to pursue compensation for their loved one’s death include:
- Surviving husband or wife
- Surviving child or children
- Surviving parents
- Each parent of an adult if no children are living
In some cases, a legal dependent who is not an immediate member of the family may also be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers can help you determine whether you are eligible to file a claim and on what grounds. For instance, you may be able to file a claim for pain and suffering even if you do not seek compensation for financial losses.
The Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases in New Jersey
According to NJ Rev Stat §2A:14-2, the time limit for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is about two years from the date of the victim’s death. If you fail to file the lawsuit within this two-year window, you may no longer be eligible to pursue compensation.
Consequences for failing to file your case before its filing deadline include the following:
- Your case may get dismissed upon submission.
- The opposing party may have grounds to request a case dismissal, and a judge may grant it due to late filing.
- You will have to cover your damages out of your own finances if your case gets dismissed.
Morelli Law Firm can manage your entire case and ensure that your claim is filed before its deadline. We can prepare and submit all paperwork on your behalf.
How Morelli Law Firm Can Help You Build a Strong Wrongful Death Case
It can be difficult to deal with a wrongful death claim while your family is still grieving. With the help of a wrongful death lawyer from our team, you can gain access to resources in Jersey City that can help you build your case.
Also, part of the convenience of working with our legal team is that we can take on the burden of putting your case together while you and your family grieve privately and handle other personal matters.
Our law firm is prepared to manage your entire case from start to finish. We provide a comprehensive legal service that includes:
- Full legal consultation
- A thorough investigation of the facts
- Document preparation and submission
- Assessment and calculation of all your damages
- Settlement negotiation
- Full representation in court if a lawsuit is necessary
We understand the emotional distress that your family may be going through. Our law firm can lighten your load by handling all the legal aspects of your loved one’s death. Let us help you get started with your wrongful death claim today.
We Work on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
Coping with the sudden death of a loved one can feel chaotic, especially as an onslaught of expenses falls on your shoulders. Our team understands that the idea of hiring a lawyer might not seem like a priority compared to other financial concerns; however, you do not have to worry about the costs of our legal services.
Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning we postpone our attorney’s fees on the contingency that we will not charge them unless we win your case. If we do not win, you owe us nothing. If we do, our percentage gets taken out of your compensation award, absolving you of having to pay out of your own account.
Get Started with a Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Our wrongful death lawyers at Morelli Law Firm are committed to making sure that your family gets the compensation you need for your losses. To find out more about our legal services, call for a free case assessment from a member of our team today.