Wrongful Death Attorneys in NJ
The death of a family member is one of the most devastating of tragedies. Knowing that the person died as a victim of someone else's negligence or wrongful act can compound the grief. The wrongful death attorneys at Shamy & Shamy, LLC in New Brunswick, NJ understand that filing a wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring your loved one back to you. But we believe it can give you some consolation to know that the person or company at fault was made to take responsibility for their untimely death. It is also a way to get some financial compensation for the other losses you have suffered as a result.
Causes of wrongful death
The law recognizes that wrongful death may be caused through negligence, misconduct, or mistakes such as:
The role of a NJ wrongful death attorney
A wrongful death attorney in the NJ offices of Shamy & Shamy, LLC fights to obtain financial relief for the losses of the victim's survivors. We also are committed to helping make sure that the perpetrators are not allowed to get away with the conduct that resulted in your loved one's death—which we trust will help prevent more such tragedies in the future.
Seeking compensation for wrongful death
At such a terrible time, it is wise to turn to the assistance of an experienced wrongful death attorney. In New Jersey, the Wrongful Death Act allows you to recover damages for a wide range of financial losses concurrent with and resulting from the death, including:
- Medical costs associated with the death
- Funeral and burial or cremation costs
- Loss of the deceased’s expected future earnings
- Other lost income, such as retirement fund or pension
- Loss of unpaid household services such as babysitting and cleaning
- Monetary value of parental guidance and care
- Loss of inheritance
The NJ wrongful death attorneys at Shamy & Shamy, LLC think you should know that the damages recovered under the NJ Wrongful Death Act are not subject to attachment by the deceased's creditors. Monetary recovery in these cases is for the sole benefit of the victim's heirs.
A wrongful death lawyer in NJ can also explain how you may be able to bring a separate civil action seeking compensation for the emotional distress inflicted on you by the death of your loved one.
Let our family serve your family
Please contact a NJ wrongful death attorney at Shamy & Shamy, LLC to schedule a free initial consultation or call the firm at (866) 603-4710. We represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases based on contingency—no fees unless we recover damages. Se habla español.