New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyer
Families that tragically lose a loved one face grief, shock, and fear about the future. Often there are financial, legal, and numerous other issues to juggle. The New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., understand the complex issues and responsibilities families face due to a wrongful death and can help.
If you lost a loved one due to negligent or wrongful actions, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Our wrongful death attorneys will treat you with the empathy and compassion you deserve while pursuing compensation from all responsible parties.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we are:
- Locally and nationally recognized for excellence;
- Attentive and responsive to our clients’ needs; and
- Driven to hold negligent parties responsible for the harm they cause innocent victims.
Let the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., handle your wrongful death claim so you and your family can grieve and focus on your well-being. Contact our office today by calling (201) 928-0300 or filling our online contact form. Your consultation is confidential at no cost to you.
Why Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we work to provide a sense of justice and closure to your family, along with securing the compensation you need to meet your financial obligations. Our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys provide you with legal support by:
- Listening to you and answering your legal questions;
- Promptly returning your calls and emails; and
- Regularly updating you regarding your case status.
We use our knowledge, resources, and experiences to build the most substantial wrongful death claim possible on your behalf. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Thoroughly investigating your loved one’s death;
- Gathering all relevant evidence;
- Identifying liable parties and sources of compensation;
- Calculating all accident-related losses, both current and future; and
- Hiring any needed experts.
If it is in your best interests, the wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., will take your case to court at no upfront costs to you. Our firm only charges legal fees when we recover compensation on your behalf. There is no risk to you, so contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
In New Jersey, a wrongful death claim is a personal injury claim brought on behalf of a deceased person. If the deceased person were living, that person could file their personal injury claim. A wrongful death claim is a civil court claim, although there may be a related criminal case.
There are a limited number of people who may file a wrongful death claim. These people have what is known as legal “standing” to file a claim on behalf of the deceased. Legal standing varies from state to state.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in New Jersey?
In New Jersey, the executor or personal representative of the deceased’s estate has standing to file a wrongful death claim. Any compensation awarded in a wrongful death case gets distributed amongst the dependents or heirs of the deceased.
Generally, this includes the following:
- The surviving spouse;
- Surviving children;
- Surviving grandchildren; and
- Surviving parents.
There is a time limit, or statute of limitations, to file a wrongful death claim in New Jersey of two years. This period generally begins on the date of the deceased’s death. For specifics about standing, filing, or eligibility to receive compensation in a wrongful death claim, always seek the advice of an experienced New Jersey wrongful death lawyer.
Compensation for Wrongful Death
While no compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, surviving family members often face unexpected expenses and financial uncertainty after an unexpected death. New Jersey permits the following types of compensation in a wrongful death claim:
- Loss of financial support;
- Loss of consortium;
- Loss of guidance;
- Loss of care and comfort;
- Loss of household services;
- Funeral, medical, and burial expenses.
While New Jersey does not award compensation for emotional distress or punitive damages in a wrongful death claim, it does not place a cap on economic damages.
All of the above is for informational purposes only. No two wrongful death cases are alike. To learn more about your wrongful death claim, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our goal is to personalize a legal strategy that specifically meets your family’s needs. Contact us today to schedule a confidential meeting to discuss your expectations.