Gencarelli & Rimassa Law LLC

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Secaucus, NJ

In New Jersey, loved ones of people who are killed in an accident due to negligence or an intentional act are protected by the Wrongful Death Act and Survival Statute. This provides legal rights to the dependents of the deceased and can help survivors claim for financial losses.

Types of Wrongful Death Claims in Secaucus, NJ

The wrongful death of a family member or other loved one is deeply upsetting. Gencarelli & Rimassa Law are here to ensure that you can claim fair compensation and listen to your situation. The time after a loved one has passed can be extremely difficult so we do everything in our power to make the process of claiming easy in stress-free, walking you through every step of the process, keeping open communication and not overwhelming you with legal jargon. 

Often, wrongful death can be caused by an “accident” that may have been preventable if a person or business had been more careful or has been negligent. Wrongful death in New Jersey can cover a range of incidents such as workplace accidents, defective products or lack of security that leads to a violent crime.

What types of wrongful death claim can you file in Secaucus New Jersey?

  • Wrongful death claims can be made against a defendant so that the deceased’s estate can recover compensation for financial losses as well as emotional suffering. In New Jersey, the law allows for members of the victims family to claim compensation for damages such as loss of earnings (typically calculated through the retirement age) and the loss of care and support of the victim.
  • A survival action is commonly added into wrongful death claims in New Jersey. Survival action lets the estate of the victim claim compensation for things such as medical bills and pain and suffering in the event that the victims death is not immediate. The recovered damages are added to the deceased estate and split between the beneficiaries.
  • A wrongful death claim can also include suffering from trauma. Witnessing the passing of a loved one is a tragic and traumatizing experience which no person should have to experience. When a person has to live through such an event, the New Jersey law entitles them to file a lawsuit in conjunction with the wrongful death claim for the emotional distress they have suffered.

Gencarelli & Rimassa attorneys will fight to recover the full amount that you deserve due to wrongful death. We are experienced wrongful death attorneys who have assisted many families in claiming fair compensation by carefully calculating and evaluating the cash settlement you are entitled to. Sometimes the results you deserve can only be achieved by proceeding to a trial, however, on many, occasions we have been able to get a fair settlement outside of court to reduce the stress involved in claiming for our clients who are already dealing with a lot due to the loss of their loved one.

If you’re considering a wrongful death lawsuit in Secaucus, New Jersey, contact Gencarelli & Rimassa today on 201.549.8737 to arrange a consultation with one of our expert wrongful death attorneys.

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