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Wrongful Death

Aggressive Wrongful Death Attorneys to Protect Your Future

Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC boasts some of the best wrongful death attorneys in New Jersey. Since 1950, we have skillfully represented families of fatally-injured victims. We understand that 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 emotional pain. We can help you seek justice against the wrongdoers who have harmed your 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 due to negligence.

Economic Damages for Wrongful Death Cases

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 wrongful death claims seeking the following:

  • 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

Non-Economic Damages for Wrongful Death

The New Jersey wrongful death lawyers of Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC have successfully used non-economic damages to enhance the compensatory amount of clients’ claims. Non-economic damages refer to the personal, intangible losses you suffer because of your family member’s death. These can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • You 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

Statue 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.

Our Comprehensive Practice Areas

In addition to personal injury cases, such as a wrongful death lawsuit, our comprehensive practice areas include medical malpractice, auto accidents, and workers’ compensation. Below, we’ve gone into further detail regarding each of our four comprehensive practice areas:

  • Personal Injury – Our team is well aware of the ways that a single injury can impact someone’s life forever. We believe that you shouldn’t have to suffer alone. If you’ve been the victim of an accident at no fault of your own, our team is here for you.
  • Medical Malpractice – Medical malpractice refers to a situation where a physician or healthcare professional does not take the proper steps to guarantee a patient’s well-being. As a result, the patient incurs injuries or is harmed in another way.
  • Auto Accidents – Auto accidents happen for various reasons, and you often can’t predict when one will happen. At Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, we’ve worked with all kinds of claims and have the know-how to take care of your case.
  • Workers’ Compensation – You have the right to work in a setting that is secure and healthful. In the event that an accident occurs due to a dangerous working environment, we assist you in obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to and help you identify any potential third-party claims.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

If you have a wrongful death claim, the legal team at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC can help. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request. Consult with one of our attorneys today about recovering compensation for your wrongful death claim of your loved one. Contact us today to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation at our law firm.

  • In 2022, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of 8 million dollars.
  • Discuss the firm's 2022 settlements.
  • Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    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