Wrongful Death

Compassionate Advocacy in Times of Tragedy

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most devastating experiences, especially when their passing was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity. At Parra Klein, our experienced and empathetic accident attorneys are here to help you seek justice and hold those responsible accountable for their actions. We understand that no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back, but we are dedicated to easing the burden on you and your family during these difficult times. 

Why Choose Us?

  • Years of Experience: Our legal team has extensive experience handling wrongful death cases in New Jersey. We have successfully represented numerous families in their pursuit of justice, securing fair compensation and closure for their losses. 
  • Compassionate Guidance: We understand that dealing with the loss of a loved one is emotionally draining. Our attorneys offer compassionate support and guidance, taking the time to listen to your story and understanding the impact this tragedy has had on your family. 
  • Proven Track Record: Our track record of success speaks for itself. We have achieved substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients, proving our dedication to fighting for the rights of families affected by wrongful death incidents. 

What is Wrongful Death in New Jersey?

Under New Jersey law, wrongful death is defined as a death caused by the wrongful actions, neglect, or misconduct of another party. These cases can arise from various circumstances, including but not limited to: 

  • Car and motorcycle accidents 
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Workplace accidents 
  • Product defects 
  • Premises liability incidents 
  • Nursing home neglect or abuse 
  • Criminal acts 

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In New Jersey and New York, certain family members are eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate. Typically, the following individuals have standing to file a lawsuit: 

  1. The surviving spouse or domestic partner of the deceased 
  1. Children of the deceased 
  1. Parents of the deceased, if there is no surviving spouse or children 
  1. Other dependents who relied on the deceased for financial support 

Statute Of Limitations

It’s important to note that the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is generally no more than two years from the date of the individual’s passing. It is crucial to act quickly to protect your rights and preserve evidence relevant to the case or else you could forever relinquish your right to pursue same. 

How Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help

Our compassionate legal team is here to support you through the complexities of a wrongful death case. We offer the following services: 

  1. Investigation: We will conduct a thorough investigation to establish liability and gather evidence such as autopsy reports, death certificates, medical records and bills, health liens, etc., to support your claim. This includes consulting with experts, gathering witness statements, and reviewing any available surveillance footage or photographs. 
  1. Calculating Damages: Our attorneys will work closely with you to understand the financial and emotional impact of your loss. We will seek fair compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. 
  1. Skillful Negotiation: We will negotiate aggressively with insurance companies and opposing parties to secure a fair settlement on your behalf. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome without the need for a lengthy trial. 
  1. Litigation: In the event that a fair settlement cannot be reached, our seasoned trial lawyers are prepared to take your case before a jury. We will passionately advocate for your family’s rights before a judge and jury. 

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct, we are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys. We will review your case, answer your questions, and guide you through the legal process with care and expertise. 

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