Losing a loved one is always heartbreaking, especially when it happens before his or her time. If you recently lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, our New Jersey wrongful death lawyer is here to help you attain the justice you deserve. Contact the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg today to schedule your free initial consultation with our compassionate and skilled personal injury legal team.
Wrongful Death Lawyer | Here for You & Your Family
We know that the only person who can truly understand what you’re going through is you, and you alone. That said, we do know that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things a person can ever endure, which is why we will approach your case with the empathy and respect you deserve. Our job is to handle the legal aspect of your issue while you focus on what truly matters most–healing.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New Jersey?
Of course, when a person passes away, virtually everyone who was close with him or her is adversely affected, to say the least. However, here in New Jersey, not everyone who has been impacted by the loss of a loved one may bring a wrongful death claim. In New Jersey, only the personal representative of the decedent’s estate is allowed to bring a wrongful death claim. That said, if the individual passed away without selecting a personal representative, the court will appoint one, and that person will file the wrongful death claim.
As long as we can prove that your loved one lost his or her life due to a “wrongful act, neglect, or default” on the part of another person in any sort of accident, you should recover compensation to help you cope with the damages you’ve incurred. Among other things, you should be compensated for:
- Pain and suffering
- The cost of medical treatment your loved one received prior to passing away
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- The cost of household chores your loved one performed that you now have to pay for
- Loss of companionship or guidance
- Emotional trauma
- Funeral/burial costs
Ensure you file your claim within two years of the date your loved one lost his or her life. Waiting longer than two years will most likely permanently bar you from suing.
Contact a Compassionate NJ Wrongful Death Lawyer
Here at the Law Office of Craig M. Rothenberg, we prioritize your needs. We know that there’s nothing more important than attaining the justice you deserve, and we will do everything in our power to achieve it. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our experienced and dedicated legal team.