Skilled and Compassionate Attorney Helps with Wrongful Death Matters in NJ and NY
When a loved one’s life is tragically cut short because of another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you find yourself dealing with unimaginable grief while, at the same time, trying to figure out a way to move forward. You deserve justice. A wrongful death claim won’t undo the damage that has been done, but it might help to bring some closure to you and other family members by holding the responsible party accountable for their actions. It can also help financially, which may be important if the person you’ve lost was the main breadwinner.
Andrew Calcagno is a compassionate and caring lawyer who will handle your wrongful death claim and help you get the justice you deserve. Mr. Calcagno has years of experience helping individuals who have lost loved ones secure compensation throughout Union County and Middlesex County, New Jersey, including Cranford, Summit and Union. He is an aggressive trial attorney who will make sure that the person or people responsible for the fatal accident understand the damage they have done.
Complicated Wrongful Death Law in New Jersey and New York
Accidental deaths are often caused by traumatic injuries sustained in serious accidents. Some of the most common causes of fatal accidents in New Jersey and New York include:
Regardless of how your loved one was killed, whether it was because of a distracted driver on the road, a negligent nurse at a hospital or a defective product at a construction site, you now face a difficult road to securing justice and getting compensation for your loss. That’s because NJ wrongful death law is incredibly complicated, with several different statutes that may be relevant in a potential lawsuit. Moreover, you may need to provide expert testimony from medical professionals and accident reconstruction specialists if the case goes to trial.
Under New Jersey wrongful death law, parents, spouses and children can file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for the accidental death of a loved one. As set forth by the NJ Wrongful Death Act, survivors can receive compensation for financial losses that stem from a wrongful death. Keep in mind that the statute provides for only financial compensation; other types of damages must be secured by availing yourself of different statutes or legal remedies.
In New York, the statute of limitations is extremely strict when it comes to wrongful death. Failure to file your wrongful death claim within the specified time limit, determined by the type of accident, could prevent you from collecting any damages. Further, the correct person must file the wrongful death claim.
Contact Mr. Calcagno right away for sound legal guidance about your NY or NJ wrongful death claim.
Securing Compensation and Justice for a Fatal Accident in Union County or Middlesex County, NJ
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, it is imperative that you speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. The wrongful death law in New Jersey allows you to receive compensation for a number of damages, but the process is difficult to navigate without the assistance of experienced legal counsel. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible to secure damages for:
- hospital care
- medical bills
- funeral expenses
- lost future wages based on income that would have been earned by your loved one
- loss of companionship or consortium (sexual relations)
- emotional distress suffered by a survivor who witnessed the fatal accident
There are also special cases, such as the death of a child or pain suffered by the deceased, that allow for additional damages in a wrongful death claim. For example, a grieving parent may be able to recover damages for loss of companionship from their departed child.
Call an Experienced Lawyer to Discuss a Wrongful Death Claim in Cranford, Elizabeth or Anywhere Else in New Jersey
Some insurance companies have no shame when it comes to taking advantage of a person’s grief. Do not let an insurance company bully you into a lower settlement than you deserve. Andrew Calcagno is an experienced wrongful death lawyer who will handle the legal decisions in your wrongful death lawsuit and take on the insurance company while you focus on other matters, like grieving your loss and being there for your family.
Mr. Calcagno has years of experience representing personal injury and wrongful death clients throughout New Jersey, including Union, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth, Morris and Somerset counties. He will provide you with the personalized attention you need by giving you his cell phone number and making himself available 24/7 to assist you throughout this difficult process. Call him anytime to speak over the phone or schedule a free consultation at his office in Cranford, NJ.