Wrongful Death Attorneys in Hackensack NJ
Any time a family loses a loved one, they may be devastated. When another person’s negligence is the reason for their death, the situation is even more shocking because the passing is simply so unexpected. Often, an unexpected loss comes with financial burdens as well, including medical bills, funeral expenses, and loss of household income. The attorneys at McNerney & McAuliffe understand that no amount of recovered compensation can bring back your loved one but it can help offset some of the financial burdens that such an unexpected passing can bring. Our team is committed to compassionately guiding you through each step of the wrongful death claims process. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, contact McNerney & McAuliffe today to schedule a consultation.
What Causes Wrongful Death?
Any negligent act that results in the death of another individual may be considered wrongful death. In fact, even an intentional act of murder qualifies survivors of the victim to file a wrongful death action. The following are examples of negligent acts that can cause a wrongful death:
- Defective products that cause consumers to pass away due to manufacturing faults, poor design or a lack of warnings. This type of incident can qualify survivors of the victim to file wrongful death claims against the manufacturer or other parties responsible for the product flaws.
- Automobile accidents that may include truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, among others because of a negligent driver.
- Medical negligence that results in the needless death of a patient can qualify survivors to file wrongful death actions against healthcare providers and facilities that fail to follow a reasonable standard of care.
Who can pursue a wrongful death case in NJ?
If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, a wrongful death case may be the best way to reduce some of the financial burdens associated with this tragic time. While this can’t bring your loved one back, it may mitigate some of the impacts. Wrongful death laws vary from state to state. In some states, only the representative of the deceased party’s estate can bring a wrongful death case. In New Jersey, however, certain family members who were financially dependent on the lost loved one are permitted to pursue wrongful death lawsuits. These family members include:
- Minor children
- Adult children
- Nieces or nephews who may have relied on the deceased for financial support
Contact a Bergen County Wrongful Death Attorney
If you tragically lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence, the legal team at McNerney & McAuliffe is here to help. Our firm truly understands how emotional this period of time is for you. We will act as advocates on your behalf so you can focus on your family during this time. We will keep our focus on recovering a maximum compensation award to help mitigate some of the financial burdens you are facing. For compassionate and dedicated legal service when it matters most, contact the attorneys at McNerney & McAuliffe today.