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Wrongful Death In New Jersey Man Killed By Truck Awarded Large Settlement

Posted in Wrongful Death on Monday, October 12, 2020.

A wrongful death, someone dying due to someone else’s negligence in authority, is a tragic and completely avoidable event. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our New Jersey wrongful death lawyers want to discuss a wrongful death that occurred here in New Jersey—a vehicle accident that wrecked a family, losing their loved one and main family supporter.

What Happened In This New Jersey Wrongful Death?

In April 2018, John Scala was driving in Little Falls and slowed down for traffic. A truck, owned by TSM Logistics and operated by Shadi Makanast struck him from behind, crushing the vehicle. John Scala died from injuries on the scene. John left behind two children, Jen and Matt, and his wife, Lynn. According to his daughter Jen, “their father was the driving force for the family always to keep going, no matter what obstacles got in the way.”

In March of 2020, the Middlesex County judge approved a $931,000 settlement filed by the family due to the wrongful death of John Scala. This ruling could not replace the father and husband the family lost. Still, it went a long way toward moving the family forward and keeping the company accountable for their negligence.

Wrongful Deaths Cause Unnecessary Tragedy with Unanswered Questions

We expect that those driving around us, especially people driving large vehicles, to be safe. We expect people to act correctly when given authority and extensive responsibilities. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys help victims find justice for their loved ones lost due to someone’s negligence. We want you to help you find justice for those impacted by a wrongful death and wish to speak to you immediately. The statute of limitations on wrongful death is two years; this is a small amount of time, and we want to help you get what you need due to your unforeseen and tragic loss.

The family members of the victim in a wrongful death have to deal with problems such as:

  • Unforeseen legal and medical bills
  • Loss of stability in the home
  • Emotional and physical trauma
  • Loss of salary from the victim
  • Unable to keep up with rent or mortgage payments

Please Call Us For A Free Consultation Of Your Case

If somebody you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by the negligent and careless actions of someone in the New Jersey area, please contact us immediately. We pledge to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you desperately need. Again, the statute of limitations on wrongful death is only two years, and we want to help as soon as possible. This can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • The estimated value of the comfort and serve yes your loved one would have provided had he lived
  • The loss of guidance, inheritance, moral upbringing, advice, love, guidance, and support
  • The medical and hospital bills accrued before death
  • Estate administration expense in regards to the wrongful death

When you need a New Jersey wrongful death lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 866-597-8572 for a free case evaluation.