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When A Tragic Accident Ends In Loss: Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident is a unique type of loss. At Gruccio, Pepper, De Santo & Ruth P.A., founded in South Jersey in 1960, we offer steadfast and compassionate legal support during what we know is a terrible time. We understand the magnitude of losing a loved one to a wrongful death and we’re here to help. From our office in Vineland, we provide personal attention to ensure that your voice is heard and your loss is acknowledged.

What Makes A Death Wrongful?

Wrongful death occurs when a life is tragically cut short due to the negligence or misconduct of another. Filing a wrongful death claim is a legal process that allows survivors of the deceased to seek justice and compensation for their loss. It’s a way for families to address the financial and emotional burdens that surely follow an accidental death or car accident fatality.

What Compensation Is Available In Fatal Accident Claims?

Survivors are allowed to pursue a claim for damages in a wrongful death action. In New Jersey, a wrongful death action can recover damages such as:

  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of companionship and care
  • Medical and funeral expenses related to the fatality

Our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to relentlessly advocating on behalf of our clients. We strive to secure the compensation necessary for you to heal and rebuild following a car accident, death or any other tragic loss.

What Is The Difference Between A Wrongful Death Claim And A Survivor Action In New Jersey?

A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for the losses experienced by the survivors of the deceased, such as financial support and companionship.

In contrast, a survivor’s action aims to compensate for the pain, suffering or lost wages the deceased may have claimed if they had survived. In both cases, the claim is pursued by the representative of the decedent’s estate.

Consult A New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you are suffering from the aftermath of an accidental death and think that you may have a wrongful death claim, let Gruccio, Pepper, De Santo & Ruth P.A. be your ally. Our team is ready to guide you through this complex legal journey with patience, understanding and respect.

Contact us by calling 856-405-3972 or fill out our online contact form to start the conversation.