New Jersey Wrongful Death Attorneys
After a fatal accident that resulted in the untimely death of a loved one, legal action is probably the last thing on your mind. But what if the death was caused by the careless, reckless, or even intentional actions of another party? Your emotional and financial losses are real, and they will have a real impact on your life. You and your family have suffered enough, it is important that you work with our experienced New Jersey wrongful death attorneys to hold those responsible for the death of your loved one. We will do our best to help you receive the just compensation that your family deserves.
Why Work With the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm?
Todd J. Leonard, and the team of experienced New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm respect the importance of the grieving process after a death in the family. We encourage families to ask a friend or relative to collect preliminary information about the family’s possible legal options. It is also important to preserve any evidence associated with the cause of death.
When you are ready, we encourage you to consult with our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys from at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm to find out whether you may be entitled to financial compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one. Our firm has been privileged to represent New Jersey families for more than 25 years on numerous wrongful death claims involving:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Truck accidents
- Train accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Defective products claims
- Medical malpractice claims
- Slip and fall accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Defective roadway claims
We are committed to doing our best to provide the outstanding representation that you deserve in throughout the entire State of New Jersey.
Wrongful Death Laws in New Jersey
It is important to understand what types of claims are available to you and your family following the death of a loved one as a result of a fatal accident.
There are two components to a New Jersey Wrongful Death lawsuit or claim. The first and most common type of wrongful death claim is filed on behalf of victims’ families after a fatal accident. The lawsuit seeks compensation to pay for expenses like medical bills, property losses, funeral costs, and the loss of future expected income and services. This is commonly known as the pecuniary claim. We work closely with various experts such as forensic accountants and economists to establish the full nature and extent of the financial losses to the family, including lost wages, and loss of guidance, advice, counsel, and companionship.
The second type of claim, known as a survival action, occurs when the victim did not die immediately after being injured. In a survival action lawsuit, the family seeks additional compensation for the conscious pain and suffering endured by the victim after the accident and until the time of death. The compensation is sought on behalf of the deceased and, if compensation is awarded, it becomes part of the deceased person’s estate. This is known as the survival action. We will analyze all relevant evidence including all of the medical records, eyewitness accounts, and other important data on this critical issue. Our New Jersey wrongful death lawyer can also retain various experts such as forensic pathologists and anesthesiologists to establish the key elements of this aspect of the wrongful death claim.
Attorney Todd Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and included in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers®. We work together as a team and will do our best to protect your interests following the tragic death of your loved one.
Our New Jersey Fatal Accident Lawyers know the importance of conducting an immediate investigation into the cause or causes of a fatal accident. We carefully examine all of the facts including fatal accident reports, witness statements, and retain experts when necessary to determine how the fatal accident occurred such as an accident reconstructionist. Our New Jersey Accident Lawyers work regularly with various experts to make sure you receive the best representation. Each wrongful death case is unique and requires a prompt and exhaustive analysis into the causes of your loved one’s death.
Call the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm Today – Get the Justice You Deserve
Please call our dedicated New Jersey wrongful death lawyers with the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm today at (973) 920-7900 and schedule a free confidential case evaluation as soon as possible.