New Jersey Wrongful Death
A serious personal injury can be a tremendously distressing event and that distress turns into tragedy when the victim dies from those injuries.
A wrongful death claim can be made anytime a person dies as a result of another’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness. They are usually filed by the surviving family members, such as a spouse, children, parents or siblings or an administrator in the name of the estate.
Some damages that are recoverable through a wrongful death claim may include:
- Medical Expenses
- Decedent’s lost income and retirement benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
Punitive damages may also be included if there is proof that the defendant intentionally or maliciously caused the victim’s death.
Do not negotiate or settle with an insurance company without consulting an attorney experienced with wrongful death claims. Gerald Miksis will protect your rights to pursue claims to seek the maximum compensation available for your loss.