Filing a Wrongful Death Claim For the Loss of a Loved One In a Construction Accident
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Fri Jan 2014
- Construction Accident,
Construction sites are by their very nature very dangerous, accounting for thousands of serious injuries and fatalities each year in the State of New Jersey. Given the dangers of these work environments, state and federal laws have been designed to reduce injuries and death.
However, unfortunately, many general contractors, subcontractors and other parties simply fail to abide by these safety regulations. When the negligence or reckless actions of these individuals result in catastrophic injuries or death, they should be held accountable.
Filing a Wrongful Death Action
Accidents at construction sites often result in serious injuries and death. If you have suffered injuries in a construction accident that was caused by the negligent actions of another party, you can seek damages against that individual or party. But what if the construction accident resulted in the death of the victim?
In such situations, the victim’s close family members should consult with a New Jersey construction accident lawyer because they may be able to file a wrongful death action against the liable party to seek damages for the untimely loss of their loved one.
Wrongful Death Damages
In a wrongful death action, you may be able to recover the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical costs connected to the death of your loved one
- Loss of the victim’s expected earnings
- Loss of benefits, such as pension plans, medical coverage or workers’ compensation benefits
- Loss of services, consortium, companionship and society
Your New Jersey construction accident lawyer will need to look at the specific facts of your case to determine what types of damages you are entitled to in you wrongful death claim.
Call Us Today
If you have lost a loved one in a construction accident, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim to seek damages. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced New Jersey construction accident attorney, call the Law Offices of Dan T. Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404.
We have offices in Elizabeth, North Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey to serve you. Mr. Matrafajlo has the experience in New Jersey courts that you need. He has been recognized locally for his legal ability, named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and has even helped set legal precedent in personal injury law with cases such as Hardison v. King. Dan will fight for your legal rights!