Death that has occurred due to the fault of another is known as “Wrongful Death.” For example, if death results in any type of motor vehicle accident, industrial or work related accidents, pharmacy error, dangerous conditions, or even medical malpractice, these fatalities may be wrongful deaths. In the state of New Jersey the laws governing wrongful death have important differences than those in other states.
In New Jersey, unlike typical personal injury cases, families of victims of wrongful death are generally not entitled to compensation based upon pain and suffering, however they are entitled to reimbursement based upon the projected loss of future income of the victim. The decedent’s family may be able to recover for medical expenses incurred as a result of the negligence, funeral expenses, lost earnings, as well as for any future services normally provided by the decedent. The surviving spouse may recover for the loss of companionship, help and affection from the person who has died.
Wrongful death occurrences are one of the most tragic and emotionally difficult areas of personal injury practice. As a Grossman Law Firm, LLC client, the victim’s next of kin, will receive professional, compassionate and aggressive representation backed by the 10 years of experience taking on the state’s most powerful insurance carriers. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients and make sure that every client is treated as an individual and never treated as another file. We handle cases in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Passaic, Bergen, and Essex counties and through the entire state of NJ. Contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 943-0383 for a free consultation.