New Jersey Wrongful Death Attorney
Compassionate and Effective Representation for Wrongful Death Claims
Coping with the sudden loss of a loved one due to an accident is a struggle that few people understand. When someone else’s recklessness or negligence caused a preventable death, the situation is even harder to handle. No dollar amount can ever make up for such a loss, but a wrongful death lawsuit can provide dependents with financial compensation to assist in the aftermath of an unexpected loss.
The lawyers at Keefe Law Firm can help. We have experience helping the families of wrongful death victims in New Jersey recover monetary damages to financially compensate them for some of their loss and suffering.
When Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In New Jersey, you may file a wrongful death case on behalf of your loved one for the same reasons that he or she would have been able to file a personal injury case. That is, you must be able to prove that someone’s negligence was a direct cause of the accident that resulted in injury or death.
Regardless of the cause, our attorneys can investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of your loved one. We collect the evidence you need for your case, including witness testimonies. We also enlist experts who can testify on your behalf, such as accident recinstructionists, healthcare professionals, engineers, financial consultants and forensic specialists.
Our attorneys can help you with cases involving any cause of wrongful death, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction and other workplace accidents
- Defective medical devices and other products
- Nursing home neglect
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New Jersey?
A death affects everyone in the victim’s life, from friends and family to coworkers and neighbors. However, you may only be a part of a wrongful death lawsuit if you are closely related to the victim. This kind of claim can benefit:
- A surviving spouse
If there is no surviving spouse or children, then the following people may bring a wrongful death action:
Most often, an attorney will file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the victim’s family for:
- Loss of income or financial support
- Loss of companionship, including comfort and guidance
- Funeral costs
- Medical costs from the accident
Call a New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Wrongful death cases bring a myriad of unanswered questions. How did this happen? Who caused this? Where can I get help? How will I move forward with my life after this loss? A New Jersey wrongful death attorney at Keefe Law Firm can work with you to answer these questions and more.