The unexpected loss of a husband, wife, mother, father or child brings unimaginable pain and grief to those left behind. This loss may exacerbated when the death of the loved one was caused by the negligent act or omission of someone else. At the Reinartz Law Firm, our Hackensack, NJ, Bergen County wrongful death lawyers can help hold the responsible parties accountable for the death of a loved one by initiating a wrongful death and/or survivorship claim on behalf of the estate of the deceased individual.
About Wrongful Death Claims in Bergen County
A wrongful death claim may be warranted when a fatality is caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another. In New Jersey, the heirs of the deceased individual may be able to seek financial recovery for their losses through a wrongful death claim. When appropriate, a survivorship claim can also be made, for compensation for any conscious pain and suffering experienced by the decedent following the injury, but before death. In certain cases involving egregious and shocking conduct, punitive damages may be sought by an estate.
Wrongful death lawsuits can arise in a numbers of factual scenarios. A few examples are:
- Automobile Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Prescription Error
- Product Liability/Defective Product
- Workplace Accidents
- Toxic Exposure
- Aviation Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Mining Accidents
Wrongful death claims are complex matters involving various procedural issues that are not present in typical personal injury cases, such as the appointment of an administrator ad prosequendum to represent the estate where the decedent died without a will, and distribution of settlement proceeds among multiple members of an estate. An experienced Hackensack, Bergen County wrongful death attorney can review the facts of your case, help you determine how best to proceed and handle the case in a competent and professional manner.
How The Reinartz Law Firm Can Help
The compassionate and professional staff at the Reinartz Law Firm will work diligently to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve following the wrongful death of a loved one. While money can never compensate for the loss of a loved one, we will strive to obtain the fullest measure of civil justice allowed under the law by holding the responsible party or parties accountable for their actions. Our attorneys are dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients, and we are honored when clients entrust these most sensitive matters with us.
Please contact our law offices at (201) 289-8614 if you would like to review your legal options during a confidential and free consultation. Our Bergen County Wrongful Death Attorneys would be pleased to speak with you.