Wrongful Death

Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death in East Rutherford, Lyndhurst & Bergen County, NJ

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.

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Types of Wrongful Death Cases

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:

  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Accidents caused by defective products
  • Dangerous pharmaceuticals or medical devices
  • Medical malpractice
  • Animal bites
  • Falls
  • Accidents caused by dangerous property hazards
  • Workplace accidents
  • Drowning accidents
  • Violent assaults

The legal issues present in each wrongful death case will depend on the type of accident or incident that occurred and the identity of the at-fault party. Parties that may be at fault can include other individuals, companies, or even government entities.

Compensation for a Wrongful Death Case

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:

  • Medical expenses related to the final injury or condition caused by negligence that led to the death. This can include the costs of all relevant medical treatment that occurred between the time of the accident or negligent act and the time of the death.
  • Loss of monetary support the deceased individual would have earned and provided to the household had the accident not occurred. Calculating estimated lost earnings can involve many factors such as work-life expectancy, earning power, inflation, and more.
  • Loss of the services the deceased would have provided to the household including childcare, cleaning, and additional contributions.
  • Loss of care, companionship, and comfort.

Depending on the situations, these losses can add up to a substantial amount, so you want to choose the right attorney who has experience with your type of case.

Please do not Hesitate to Call our Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys in New Jersey

Following a tragic loss, the last thing you probably want to do is call an attorney. However, the attorneys at Cozzi & Cozzi are compassionate and will handle your legal claim so that you can focus on your emotional well-being and on your family. We keep you closely informed of every step in your case and you can trust that we will always strive for the highest amount of compensation available in your case. While sitting down for a legal consultation might not be your first priority in this time, you only have a limited time to file a wrongful death claim in NJ so you should not delay. In addition, the sooner you pursue a claim, the sooner you may receive the financial relief that you deserve. We offer free consultations, please call our office today at 201-939-3381, help is also available 24/7 at 201-450-1505.