Fatal Accidents And Wrongful Death
The devastation and pain after losing a loved one in a fatal accident is unimaginable. We at Weinstock Levin offer our sincere condolences. When you are ready, we can offer compassionate and dedicated wrongful death counsel so that you can take legal action in holding negligent parties responsible. While this does nothing to fully compensate such a terrible loss, at the very least you can seek justice on behalf of your loved one who was taken far too early.
Talk to one of our experienced attorneys about your fatal accident case today, in a free initial consultation. With extensive injury law experience, one of our lawyers can go over what happened in your situation and the next steps in moving forward with your case. Our law firm provides service to wrongful death clients in Atlantic City and throughout New Jersey.
What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is legal action that can be taken in civil court against negligent parties in the event that the victim died as a result of his or her injuries. In some cases, the death was sudden. In others, it could be after a long battle fighting for their life in the hospital or even once they got home. For example, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis can cause permanent physical and emotional damage to the victim. After a long time in rehabilitation, the victim could have lost his or her life due to complications in surgery or another complication of his or her injury.
Only certain immediate family members can then file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent’s estate. This can include a mother, father, son, daughter or spouse. Depending on your circumstance, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation such as funeral expenses, past medical bills, lost wages and loss of companionship.