Newark Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a family member due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another is a universally painful experience. Surviving family members not only suffer from the sudden shock and loss of their loved one’s demise but they may also be forever deprived of the decedent’s earnings, services, and other financial and emotional benefits upon which the family may have depended for their survival. Legal remedies exist for this situation under New Jersey wrongful death and survival acts.
At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, each Newark wrongful death attorney is fully-versed in these complex laws and their nuances. Our lead attorney is a Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, which means they have achieved the highest levels of training, skill, and experience as acknowledged by the New Jersey Supreme Court. When you bring your wrongful death case to our firm, you can be confident that it will be negotiated at the settlement table or fought in the courtroom by a trial attorney with a proven track record.
Wrongful Death Cases in Newark
New Jersey provides two different legal actions in the case of fatalities caused by the negligence or misconduct of others, as in traffic accidents, medical malpractice, drowning accidents, and more. The first of these is a wrongful death claim seeking rightful compensation for such expenses as medical and funeral costs, any property losses, as well as the loss of future income that the decedent would have provided had they survived. This compensation is paid to the deceased person’s immediate survivors. Our firm works with professional experts, such as forensic accountants, to establish the full nature and amount of these claims to be made on your behalf.
The second legal remedy under New Jersey law consists of what is known as a survival action, which results in damages paid to the deceased person’s estate. The damages cover losses that occurred to the deceased person up until the time of their death. Such damages may include the person’s pain and suffering from injuries, lost income or earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and actual out-of-pocket expenses accruing from the accident and injuries which led to death.
While it can be difficult to consider filing a lawsuit while still coping with the pain of your loss, it is vital to begin the process as soon as you are able because the time available to file a claim is limited. We recommend contacting our firm as soon as you feel able.
Talk to a Newark wrongful death lawyer about your case
The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has more than 25 years of experience handling wrongful death claims and lawsuits. We will give you the preliminary advice and guidance you need in a free consultation concerning the specifics of your potential case. Contact us at for the compassionate and competent legal representation you need today.