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Wrongful Death
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Wrongful Death
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

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 30 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 (973) 920-7900 for the compassionate and competent legal representation you need today.

Mr. Leonard’s law firm constantly kept in touch

and on top of my problems. They were quick to respond to my legal needs and were very attentive and showed real concern to my issues. I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal representation.

- Leslie W.
The Leonard Law Firm is truly amazing.

They go above and beyond to make sure you get what you deserve.

- Gina V.
I highly recommend using this law firm.

My lawyer Paul Paravati was always available there for me and gave me first rate service.

- Richard B.
You are the most amazing person

and I am indebted to you forever!

- P.S.
Todd and his staff were courteous and caring about my personal well-being.

They were knowledgeable and settled my case in an expedited manner. I really felt they were on my side the whole way. Thank you Todd and staff for excellent treatment!

- B.H.
He was relentless

until the case was fully settled and all was in our favor. Thank you so much. We highly recommend his office to anyone.

- E. and M.
Todd Leonard and his staff made me feel like family.

Trust me, he will take you into his hands and take care of all your personal injury legal matters. They are friendly, professional, and go out all the way for you. Thank you Todd Leonard and staff.

- Frank O.

A proven track record of success

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$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
$2.25Million
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Car Accident State Vehicle
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Auto Accident
$1.2Million
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$1.0Million
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Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
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Car Accident Road Defect
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Workplace Construction Accident
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Fall Down Accident
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Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Fire Apartment
$1.36Million
Auto Accident
$1.2Million
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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.