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Wrongful Death

Aggressive New Jersey Wrongful Death Attorneys Protect Your Future

Representing families of fatally injured victims since 1950

No amount of money can replace the loss associated with the untimely death of a loved one. Your family has been torn apart and your life forever changed because of the careless mistakes made by another individual or corporation. However, your family should not have to endure financial hardships in addition to the emotional pain.

For more than 65 years, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC has helped families throughout New Jersey seek justice against wrongdoers who have harmed their loved ones. Our wrongful death attorneys are available to advocate for justice on behalf of you, your family and your loved one who was killed as a result of negligence.

Economic damages for wrongful death

Economic damages — also called pecuniary damages — are those involving the financial contributions that your loved one would have made to you and your family had she or he not died. Our lawyers have successfully obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients through litigation and settlements. We commonly handle claims seeking:

  • Medical bills for the care of your loved one
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Benefits that your family would have received had your loved one survived — including retirement savings, pensions, health insurance and government programs
  • Loss of income that your loved one would have earned
  • Loss of inheritance that family members would have received
  • Value of services and goods that would have been provided by your loved one — such as childcare, housekeeping, landscaping, cooking and accounting
  • Your loved one’s recovery of damages in a personal injury claim

Noneconomic damages for wrongful death

Noneconomic damages refer to the personal intangible losses you suffer because of your family member’s death, including:

  • Your and your family members’ mental anguish
  • Loss of love, companionship, society, guidance, training, care, nurturing, protection and emotional support that your loved one would have provided to your family
  • Loss of consortium because of the death of your spouse

The New Jersey wrongful death lawyers of Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC have successfully used noneconomic damages to enhance the compensatory amount of clients’ claims.

Statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit

New Jersey imposes a two-year statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. If you fail to file a lawsuit within two years of your loved one’s death, you might forfeit your crucial rights to recover damages from the people or corporations that caused the fatal injuries or illness. Our wrongful death lawyers know you are grieving and do everything possible to ease the burden of filing your claim. We treat your family with compassion and respect during the difficult period following a fatal auto accident, tractor-trailer crash or medical error.

Consult with a lawyer about recovering compensation in your wrongful death claim

For more information about your right to recover compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. With offices in Elmwood Park and Bernardsville, NJ, an attorney is always accessible to you.

  • In 2021, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of nine million dollars. Furthermore, our average settlement—for the first time in the firm’s 70+ year history—exceeded $100,000.00. In the last ten years, the firm’s clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Hackensack Office
    401 Hackensack Ave
    Suite 706
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
    Phone: 201-488-3366
  • Morristown Office
    19 Cattano Ave.
    Morristown, New Jersey 07960
    Phone: 973-922-3900
  • Roseland Office
    425 Eagle Rock Ave
    Suite 100
    Roseland, New Jersey 07068
    Phone: 973-274-5200
  • Bridgewater Office
    440 Route 22 E
    Suite 170
    Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
    Phone: 908-927-0200