Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

  • Dan T. Matrafajlo
  • Wed Nov 2013
  • Wrongful Death,
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wrongful death lawyerLosing a loved one is a difficult experience, especially when it is an untimely death due to the reckless or negligent actions of another individual or party. Although filing a wrongful death claim may not bring back the loved one, it will bring a sense of closure and provide the surviving family members the financial means to move on with their life. Your New Jersey wrongful death attorney can help you determine whether you have a viable claim.

Eligibility to Bring a Wrongful Death Action

Whereas any party claiming loss may file suit in most personal injury claims, the only individuals who may bring a wrongful death claim are the surviving family members of the deceased. Although the specific parties in interest may vary in each state, the majority of states generally allow the following parties to file a wrongful death action for the loss of a loved one:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents of unmarried children

Your New Jersey wrongful death attorney will review the specific facts of your case to determine whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim.

Damages Claimed in a Wrongful Death Action

Under New Jersey law, a wrongful death claimant may seek to recovery monetary compensation for all harm suffered or likely to be suffered in the future due to the untimely loss of their loved one, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Past and future loss of income
  • Loss of services
  • Loss of consortium, companionship and comfort


Talk To an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney Today!

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another individual, you should call New Jersey wrongful death attorney Dan Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 for a free consultation. 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 SuperLawyers 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!

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