Losing a loved one unexpectedly will naturally cause you to face major emotional struggles. It can also leave you with financial burdens that may have a permanent impact on your lifestyle.
For example, maybe a spouse who provided for you and your children dies without warning. You will now have to take on the responsibility of replacing their income. Because this might mean working more than you had in the past, you might also no longer be able to spend as much time raising your children as you have grown accustomed to.
It’s not pleasant to imagine such scenarios. That said, if you have lost a loved one, you should know you might be able to recover compensation for your related losses by filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. This is an option if your loved one would still be alive had another party not been negligent.
Contact our Cherry Hill, NJ wrongful death attorneys at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. if you think you might have a valid case. If it appears you are eligible for compensation, we are qualified to help you pursue it.
Proving a Case of Wrongful Death in Cherry Hill, NJ
Each state has its own unique wrongful death statute. According to New Jersey law, someone may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit if they can show that a loved one’s passing was “caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default” of another party. Examples of such deaths may include (but are not limited to) deaths resulting from:
- Someone driving while drunk, intoxicated, or otherwise driving irresponsibly;
- Medical malpractice;
- Product defects that were unreasonably overlooked by a designer or manufacturer;
- Dog attacks or other such animal attacks;
- Failure on the part of a property owner to address a hazard on their property or warn of its existence.
Again, these are merely a few common examples of wrongful death cases. If you’re not sure whether your loved one’s passing qualifies as an example of wrongful death, contact an attorney to learn more about your legal options.
New Jersey law also defines who may be eligible to recover compensation in these circumstances. In most instances, the surviving spouse and children of someone whose death resulted from negligence are those most eligible for securing compensation. However, in some unique cases, relatives such as nieces, nephews, and others may be compensated. This is another topic a lawyer can discuss with you in greater detail.
One of the most important points to understand if you suspect you may be owed compensation because a loved one died in an avoidable accident is that proving their accident resulted from someone else’s negligence will often require conducting an investigation to gather evidence of said negligence.
Our Cherry Hill wrongful death lawyers are prepared to do so on your behalf. We will also negotiate aggressively with insurers and negligent parties, improving your chances of arriving at a fair settlement. Allowing us to handle your case will also give you more freedom to prioritize your own needs after losing a loved one unexpectedly.
Contact a Cherry Hill Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Our team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. cannot replace a lost family member. Still, if you are eligible for compensation, our Cherry Hill wrongful death attorneys can help you secure it. Learn more about what we can do for you by calling us at 215-929-7216 or contacting us online to schedule your free consultation today.