Bergen County Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death is the outcome of someone’s negligence or malicious intent to harm, resulting in the loss of another person’s life. If you recently lost a family member because of what you suspect was negligence, recklessness or a violent crime, do not wait to contact an attorney in Bergen County about a potential wrongful death claim. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we know money will not make up for your devastating loss. We are as passionate as you are, however, about bringing the at-fault party to justice for wrongful death. Call (201) 928-0300 today to start with a free consultation.
Why Clients Choose Us
- Our legal team has more than nine decades of combined experience representing clients during personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
- Our attorneys will do everything in their power to ensure fair results for your family. We have achieved outstanding results for past clients through aggressive negotiations.
- Our clients do not pay out of pocket to retain us. We accept all Bergen County wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis, with $0 in up front attorney’s fees.
What Is a Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death by definition under New Jersey’s statute is a fatal injury caused by someone else’s neglect, wrongful act or default. A simple way to look at it is if your loved one had survived and been able to file a personal injury claim against the defendant, your family will now have the right to bring a cause of action for wrongful death. You can file a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey even if the defendant has an ongoing criminal case against him or her. To file a wrongful death claim in New Jersey, you must be the personal representative or executor of the deceased person’s will or estate. The representative will seek compensation on behalf of surviving dependents, including a surviving spouse and children. Damages available include medical bills, funeral expenses and burial costs, pain and suffering, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship and guidance. You have two years from the date of the death to file a claim in New Jersey.
What Causes Wrongful Death?
You may have grounds for a wrongful death claim after any type of accident that inflicted critical – and ultimately fatal – injuries on someone you love. As long as you or your attorney can prove the defendant owed your relative a duty of care, breached this duty and caused the fatal injury, you could receive compensation for your family’s related losses. Some types of accidents, however, more frequently lead to wrongful death claims in Bergen County than others.
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dangerous premises
- Workplace accidents
- Acts of violence
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we can help clients with all types of wrongful death cases, from car crashes to swimming pool accidents. We have the experience and knowledge you need to build a strong claim to damages on behalf of your wrongfully killed loved one.
The Benefits of Hiring a Wrongful Death Lawyer
A wrongful death case is serious and deserves the resources, education and experience only an attorney can lend. Help from an attorney during your claim could prevent insurance companies from bad faith tactics such as a lowball settlement offer. Your lawyer can handle negotiations for the best possible outcome while you focus on healing and grieving. If your case needs to proceed to court, your lawyer can represent and advocate for you at trial up against an insurance corporation or another defendant.
Contact a Bergen County, NJ Wrongful Death Attorney Today
If you think you lost your loved one in Bergen County, NJ because of someone’s wrongful acts or negligence, contact the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. We may be able to help you recover, obtain justice and move forward with greater peace of mind. Discuss your case in detail with wrongful death attorneys today. Call (201) 928-0300 anytime, day or night, for a free initial consultation. Our wrongful death attorneys serve Bergen County and the entire state of New Jersey. We know how difficult this can be on a family, and we are here to help.