Wrongful Death

Have you lost a loved one because of the wrongful actions of someone else? You have the right to file an insurance claim against the negligent party and recover compensation. Having a wrongful death attorney at Goldman Davis Krumholz & Dillon, P.C., on your side can ease your legal worries and allow you to properly mourn your loss.  
We understand that a financial settlement or jury award can never replace a lost family member. However, we have also seen how families benefit from receiving full and fair compensation via wrongful death lawsuits. A family member’s death can create significant money worries, especially if the individual was the family’s main wage earner. Our goal is to help fill that gap.

What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

After a death caused by another person, survivors of the deceased, including the spouse and minor children, may be able to file a claim against the party responsible for causing the death. When an accident results in the death of a child, the child’s parents may also be entitled to bring a wrongful death action against the person who caused the accident. In limited circumstances, the adult children of a deceased person or the parents of a deceased adult may also be eligible to sue for damages in a wrongful death action.

The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to allow the survivors of the deceased to recover for the injuries they have suffered as a result of the death of their loved one. Depending on the circumstances and the relationship between a survivor and the deceased, the damages in a wrongful death suit may include compensation for the following:
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of support and services
  • Loss of companionship, protection, advice or guidance
  • Conscious pain and suffering
  • Medical and funeral expenses

As a firm, we are committed to showing how the accident should have been prevented.

We may gather evidence from the scene of the accident, interview the witnesses, and consult with the accident reconstruction experts. Once we have a strong enough case, we determine what a fair amount of compensation for the death of your loved one. We work hard to recover the maximum wrongful death settlement and verdicts on our clients' behalf.

Working Together with an Experienced Attorney

You can be assured that every aspect of your case will be handled by an experienced lawyer—from start to finish. Your attorney will keep you informed of updates to your claim and options so you can make good choices about how to move forward. In addition, you will be kept involved throughout the duration of the claims process.

You Have Rights…Together We Can Protect Them

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Contact us to learn more about our firm’s abilities to address your legal issues. Our clients are individuals and businesses throughout New Jersey and the metropolitan New York area.