If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity, it is important that you know what steps to take next. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to get to work on your case today. Our qualified wrongful death lawyers will get to work investigating all aspects of what happened. We want to make sure you and your family get the compensation you need during this tough time.
How do Trenton wrongful death cases arise
Wrongful death cases arise when someone is killed due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another person, company, or entity. These cases are filed by the deceased’s surviving family members. Specifically, New Jersey allows the following people to file a wrongful death claim:
- Surviving spouse, children, or grandchildren
- Surviving parents of the deceased
- Any surviving siblings, nephews, or nieces
- Anyone who can demonstrate they were dependent on the deceased
In many instances, there may be a criminal case involved the same incident as a wrongful death case. However, a criminal case is not required for a civil wrongful death claim to move forward.
Some of the most common cases our Trenton wrongful death lawyers handle include:
- Vehicle Accidents – There were 591 total fatal crashes during New Jersey’s latest reporting year. Many of these fatalities were caused by the extreme negligent of drivers on the roadway: drunk driving, distracted driving, etc. In many cases, a commercial vehicle is involved.
- Workplace Accidents – According to OSHA, there were 5,147 workplace fatalities during the latest reporting year in the US. Employers have a duty to keep all workers safe from preventable harm.
- Product Liability – All too often, products with design flaws, manufacturing errors, or labeling problems make it to the store shelves and into our homes. Companies and manufacturers have a duty to keep us safe.
- Medical Mistakes – Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing around 250,000 people each year. Common mistakes include: diagnosing mistakes, anesthesia errors, birth injuries, medication errors, surgical errors, delayed treatment, and more.
- Criminal Activity – Criminal activity can lead to a person’s death. Whether the killing was intentional or unintentional, surviving family members may be able to pursue wrongful death claims against the person or people who caused the death.
What kind of compensation is available for these cases?
If you are visiting our pages today because you have lost a loved one, please accept our condolences. We know that this is an incredibly difficult time for you. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will help you get to the bottom of what happened. If the careless or negligent actions of another party caused your loved one’s death, you deserve compensation for the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Cost of medical care the deceased incurred
- Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of consortium/companionship damages
- Punitive damages against a negligent party