The death of a loved one is a time of great sadness, especially when it is caused due to an accident or due to someone else’s negligence. In addition to the emotional and physical hardships experienced by surviving family members, for many families the loss of a loved one can also bring on significant financial burdens. When a loved one has died in a car accident, workplace accident or other fatal accident, you need answers and resolution.
Experienced Essex and Hudson County Fatal Accident Lawyers
At Greenberg Minasian, LLC, in Essex County, our wrongful death lawyers can provide you with the compassionate guidance and immediate legal help you need. Call us at 973-325-7711 or email us to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We serve the families of fatal accident victims in Essex County, Hudson County, and throughout northern New Jersey who have lost their lives due to:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Construction site accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Other accidents and acts of negligence
New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act and Survival Statute
When an individual dies in an auto accident, due to a surgical error or in any other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, there are two separate types of recovery claims that may be pursued, depending on the facts:
- Wrongful death claim: A wrongful death claim is a legal action brought pursuant to the New Jersey Wrongful Death Act against the responsible party (or parties) in order to recover damages to compensate surviving family members for their losses. This may include compensation for loss of income and financial support, final medical expenses and funeral expenses. However, it can also include losses such as loss of companionship, loss of household services, loss of parental guidance and other losses.
- Survivor actions: A survivor action is a legal claim brought by the decedent’s estate against the parties responsible for the accident or negligent act. A survivor action provides for financial recovery for the pain and suffering the accident victim suffered prior to his or her death. Survivor actions are common when an individual suffers over a period of time in a coma or at the hospital. However, survivor actions can also include pain and suffering which can occur only moments prior to death.
First Consultation Always Free — Never a Fee Unless We Win
Our New Jersey personal injury law firm has the experience needed to help maximize compensation for your family after you have lost a loved one in a car accident or workplace accident. We explore all avenues of financial recovery, whether through negligent individuals, an insurance company or any other responsible party.
Our lawyers can also advise and assist you in related matters such as setting up the estate, determining who will be the administrator of the estate, evaluating the deceased person’s financial contributions to the family, and assessing the impact of loss of love and companionship on children and other family members.
Contact us by phone at 973-325-7711 or email to schedule a free initial consultation. We can evaluate your case and help you decide how to proceed. We are available to visit with you at your home or in the hospital if necessary after a car accident, slip-and-fall accident or workplace injury.
We represent clients in West Orange, South Orange, East Orange, Orange, Newark, Livingston, Verona, Bloomfield, Montclair, Millburn, and throughout Essex County.
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