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Paterson Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death is extremely traumatic for a family. Any death is heart-wrenching; a preventable death due to someone else’s negligence or intent to harm, however, can be even harder to cope with. At Console & Associates PC, our Paterson wrongful death lawyers are passionate about helping families seek justice and closure for unexpected deaths. If you are suspicious about the circumstances of your loved one’s recent passing, please contact us to request a free and confidential consultation about your rights.

Why Choose Our Wrongful Death Lawyers?

  • We start every claim with a thorough discussion of the client’s needs, concerns and case expectations. Then, we craft a tailored legal strategy accordingly.
  • We remain transparent about our services and the claims process during legal proceedings. You will stay in constant communication with your lawyer.
  • We can try to maximize your financial recovery by taking your wrongful death case to court in Passaic County, if necessary.
  • We take all wrongful death claims in Paterson on a contingency fee basis, with no fees if we do not succeed in winning compensation for your family.

Why You Need a Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful death is a difficult practice area to handle as a plaintiff. You may be dealing with considerable grief and emotional distress on top of expensive health care and end-of-life costs. Insurance companies and bill collectors may call you and your family members asking for answers. If you suspect another person or party, such as a motorist, hospital, property owner, employer or product manufacturer, of causing your loved one’s fatal injury, contact a wrongful death attorney for assistance.

The right lawyer can help you through the claims process. While you focus on funeral arrangements and spending time with the people closest to you, our Paterson personal injury attorneys can investigate the death and search for the liable party. An attorney can bring an insurance claim and/or wrongful death lawsuit in Paterson to fight for fair compensation from the at-fault party while you focus your attention on important family matters.

New Jersey Wrongful Death Laws

Contacting an attorney from Console & Associates PC can give you all the information you need about bringing a claim, along with answers to your specific questions. In the meantime, learn three of the state’s most important related rules.

  1. Statute of limitations. You have two years of the date your loved one passed away to bring a wrongful death claim in New Jersey. This deadline could be much shorter, however, if the defendant is a government entity.
  2. Who may file. You cannot file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are not the loved one’s surviving spouse, child, grandchild, parent, sibling, niece, nephew or someone who can demonstrate you depended on the decedent financially.
  3. Damages available. You may demand compensation for losses such as lost wages, lost inheritance, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and funeral and burial costs.

New Jersey law does not allow the recovery of punitive damages during wrongful death claims, nor can you seek damages for any emotional distress. You may, however, be able to file a separate claim if the death caused you severe emotional distress. Speak to an attorney about your right to file today.

Contact Us for a Free Wrongful Death Consultation

At Console & Associates PC, we offer compassionate legal services and client care to families in Paterson, New Jersey coping with recent deaths. We fight on behalf of surviving loved ones to tell the stories of the deceased and seek justice for their preventable deaths. Our attorneys may be able to secure full compensation for your family so you can have one less thing to worry about during this difficult time. Please arrange a free consultation with one of our wrongful death lawyers at our nearby Newark office today. Call us at (862) 229-1137 or contact us online.

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