According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional injuries are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States and more than 130,000 people died from unexpected injuries in a single year. That statistic further means that an estimated 130,000 families were left stunned by the sudden loss of their loved one in an accident. Following such a tragic death, surviving family members are not only left with grief and anger but they also often face financial strain. Suddenly losing a household member can result in many different financial losses that can only add to the pain of the death. Fortunately, New Jersey law recognizes the hardship experienced in such times and gives surviving family members the right to recover for their losses in many situations by filing a legal claim for wrongful death.
Whether you have the right to financial compensation following the death of a loved one depends on many different factors and an experienced wrongful death attorney at the law firm of Cozzi & Cozzi Counsellors at Law can evaluate your case and advise you of your rights. We understand that you are going through a difficult time after your loss and we are here to provide dedicated assistance to help you find financial relief and justice for your loved one.
Wrongful death cases can stem from many different sets of circumstances. The common thread in these cases is that, in order to recover, the surviving family must prove that the party that caused the death acted in a negligent or intentional manner. Negligence refers to a failure to use the expected degree of care in the situation and negligence can lead to many types of accidents and serious injuries.
At Cozzi & Cozzi, we have the ability to handle wrongful death cases arising from the following:
Financial compensation for a wrongful death case in New Jersey is intended to provide relief for the concrete losses incurred by the survivors as a result of the death. The compensation you can receive is referred to as "damages" and wrongful death damages can include: