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Wrongful Death Lawyers in NJ: Seeking Justice for Your Loved Ones

When tragedy strikes and you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, the pain and grief can be overwhelming. In addition to the emotional toll, you may also face financial burdens such as medical bills, funeral expenses, and the loss of income. During this difficult time, it is crucial to have the support and guidance of experienced wrongful death lawyers who can fight for justice on behalf of your loved one.

Why Choose Gencarelli & Rimassa?

At Gencarelli & Rimassa, we understand the devastating impact that a wrongful death can have on a family. Our team of dedicated lawyers is committed to providing compassionate and personalized legal representation to help you navigate through this challenging process. Here’s why you should choose us:

  • Experience: With over 20 years of combined experience, our attorneys have successfully handled numerous wrongful death cases in New Jersey. We have the knowledge and expertise to build a strong case and fight for the compensation you deserve.
  • Compassion: We genuinely care about our clients and their families. We take the time to listen to your story, understand your needs, and provide the support and guidance you need during this difficult time.
  • Results: Our track record speaks for itself. We have secured substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients, helping them obtain the financial compensation they need to move forward.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in treating every client as an individual. We take the time to understand your unique circumstances and tailor our legal strategies to meet your specific needs and goals.
  • Aggressive Advocacy: We are not afraid to take on insurance companies and other powerful entities. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators and litigators who will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and maximize your compensation.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Some common causes of wrongful death include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents
  • Product defects
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Violent crimes

When pursuing a wrongful death claim, it is essential to establish the following elements:

  • Duty of Care: The responsible party owed a duty of care to the deceased. For example, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely, and doctors have a duty to provide competent medical care.
  • Breach of Duty: The responsible party breached their duty of care through negligence or intentional misconduct. This could include actions such as drunk driving, medical errors, or failure to maintain a safe premises.
  • Causation: The breach of duty directly caused the death of the victim.
  • Damages: The death resulted in damages, such as medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and emotional suffering.

How Can a Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?

Dealing with a wrongful death claim can be complex and emotionally draining. Hiring a skilled wrongful death lawyer can provide numerous benefits, including:

  • Investigation: A lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the accident or incident that led to the death of your loved one.
  • Legal Guidance: An experienced lawyer will guide you through the legal process, ensuring that you meet all deadlines, file the necessary paperwork, and comply with legal requirements.
  • Negotiation: A lawyer will negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved to seek a fair settlement on your behalf. They will fight for maximum compensation to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, and other damages.
  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, a lawyer will be prepared to take your case to court. They will present a compelling argument and advocate for your rights in front of a judge and jury.
  • Peace of Mind: By hiring a wrongful death lawyer, you can focus on grieving and healing while knowing that your legal rights are being protected.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey

It is important to note that there is a limited time frame in which you can file a wrongful death claim in New Jersey. The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is generally two years from the date of death. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as when the responsible party is a government entity. Therefore, it is crucial to consult with a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.

Contact Gencarelli & Rimassa Today

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, our compassionate and skilled wrongful death lawyers at Gencarelli & Rimassa are here to help. We will fight tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable and seek the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us guide you through this difficult time.

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