Pursuing Maximum Compensation For The Death Of A Loved One

The death of a loved one is a tragic situation. When they suffered fatal injuries that could have been avoided, it is even more devastating. Although it is probably the last thing you want to think about right now, pursuing a legal claim can help you to obtain justice, and ease your financial burden during this difficult time.

The New Jersey law firm of Smith + Schwartzstein can help with your wrongful death claim. We will provide the dedicated, hands-on representation you need, allowing you to focus on other matters. Our attorneys have handled numerous claims of this nature, and they will fight for the justice and damages your loved one and family deserve.

Potential Damages In A Wrongful Death Case

In the event of a wrongful death, there are three types of damages that may be applicable: economic, noneconomic and punitive.

Economic damages cover the financial contributions that have been caused or lost by the death, including:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Expected earnings
  • Loss of benefits (medical coverage, pensions)
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Other goods and services that have been lost

Noneconomic damages assign monetary value to nontangible losses, including:

  • Pain, suffering and mental anguish of survivors
  • Loss of care, protection, guidance, advice, etc.
  • Loss of love and companionship

Punitive damages aim to punish responsible parties for their negligence or misconduct. New Jersey does not award noneconomic or punitive damages, and New York rewards them only in rare circumstances.

Let Us Help With Your Claim

Although the thought of a legal claim may seem overwhelming, you can leave all the work to us. All you need to do is contact our law firm to obtain a free initial consultation. Call Smith + Schwartzstein in Morristown locally at 973-532-2962 or toll free at 800-779-4098, or you may contact us online. Our lawyers can accommodate your schedule with flexible appointment times.