Damages In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The death of a loved one is painful — knowing someone else's negligence caused their passing hurts even more. To be compensated for the damage of their loss, relatives of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

The lawyers at Weisberg & Klauber, LLC, located in Ocean Township and New Brunswick, know that personal injury cases can take an emotional toll. We offer straightforward and honest legal advice and guidance about how to proceed after the wrongful death of a loved one. We have special insight into cases against insurance companies because our personal injury attorney used to work on their side of the courtroom.

What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A judge or a jury may determine the responsible party owes compensation for the loss of income in the family or medical treatment expenses. If the responsible party decides to settle, they could agree to pay the proposed amount. Under New Jersey law, this could be the financial loss as of yet as well as the future. The amount an individual earned at the time of the death is what the court will consider when weighing damages. The law says that what the deceased would have spent on personal expenses should be subtracted from the net income to arrive at this number.

There are so many kinds of fatalities involved in wrongful death lawsuits — a fatal accident involving a car, a commercial truck or a drunk driver.

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Contact our New Jersey lawyers today for a free initial consultation. We can give you an overview of the wrongful death lawsuit process and how we think your case might play out in court. Call 732-686-6440 or send the firm an email.