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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Essex County, NJ

Trusted Nutley, NJ-Based Lawyers Fiercely Advocate for Clients Grieving a Lost Loved One Due to Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is nearly always a traumatic experience that can leave your entire family shaken, grieving and generally uncertain as to how you should proceed.  Unfortunately, many grieving families find themselves faced with the added strain of determining how to proceed financially after losing a loved one who contributed to the family’s income.  After you have lost a loved one, you may quickly—and regrettably– find that the economic realities of life often fail to wait for your emotional healing to begin. And while no amount of financial compensation can ever truly make up for the wrongful death of your loved one, holding the negligent party who caused your loved one’s death financially accountable can help you provide your family with the stability necessary to begin the healing process.

At Birkhold & Maider, LLC, our experienced Essex County wrongful death lawyers realize that the pain of losing a loved one in a tragic accident can be excruciating and that retaining the services of a lawyer is likely the last thing on your mind as you struggle to keep your family together from an emotional standpoint.  We are here to offer our sincerest support as you navigate this undoubtedly difficult time in your lives. Our lawyers treat all clients with the compassion that they deserve while we fight to protect your legal right to compensation through the wrongful death claims process. If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior in Nutley or elsewhere in New Jersey, call or contact our offices today so that we can begin our fight to protect your financial future.

Understanding Your Right to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Essex County, NJ

You may have a right to pursue a claim for compensation based upon wrongful death if you lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligent or reckless—in other words, wrongful—actions.  Wrongful death claims in New Jersey can arise out of:

Regardless of the type of accident involved, if someone else’s failure to exercise due caution was the cause, you may have the right to financial compensation for your loss.  Our lawyers can handle the entire process of recovering that compensation while you focus on your emotional wellbeing. We will conduct a thorough independent investigation of the accident that caused your loved one’s death in order to identify all potentially responsible parties and all available sources of compensation.

Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers Fight to Win Full Compensation for Victims of Wrongful Death in Nutley, NJ

We will fight to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case so that you and your family can begin to heal from the tragic loss of your loved one without the added burdens that financial insecurity can create.  Compensation that may be recovered based on a New Jersey wrongful death claim may include:

While we know that you can never place a dollar value on your loved one’s life, after an accident fighting for your right to financial compensation from a negligent party may be the only feasible means of protecting your future financial security.

Call Our Experienced Essex County Wrongful Death Lawyers to Learn How We Can Help Protect Your Family’s Financial Future

Grieving the loss of a loved one may take a substantial amount of time, but New Jersey law unfortunately only provides grieving families with a two-year window in which to file a formal claim based upon wrongful death.  The first step to recovering financially is understanding your legal right to get justice in the form of monetary compensation, so call or contact our experienced Essex County wrongful death lawyers for a free initial consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Essex County, NJ Wrongful Death Claims

FAQ: How can a lawyer establish that someone else is financially responsible in a wrongful death case?  

Our lawyers will conduct a full investigation into the accident that caused your loved one’s death—much in the same manner as a personal injury case proceeds.  We will work to establish that the person who caused the accident failed to exercise reasonable care, and thereby breached a duty owed to your loved one. We will then work to show that your loved one’s death was caused by this failure and that you were thereby harmed financially and so entitled to compensation.

FAQ: How is the level of compensation to which I may be entitled determined in a wrongful death lawsuit?  

Although some forms of compensation, such as compensation for medical expenses and burial costs, are relatively straightforward, arriving at the overall value of your claim in a wrongful death case can prove much more complex.  You are also entitled to receive compensation for more subjective, emotional elements of the loss, such as your pain and suffering and the loss of companionship that the wrongful death caused. To arrive at these dollar values requires a subjective analysis of the facts and circumstances surrounding both the accident, injuries sustained as well as how your loss has impacted every facet of your life.  This is where an experienced wrongful death lawyer will prove especially valuable, as we have the experience necessary to understand how to argue to obtain the maximum possible compensation for these more subjective elements. We get to know you so that we can make the most compelling argument possible for full compensation.

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