Camden County wrongful death lawyers

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Camden County Wrongful Death Lawyers

Experienced representation when your loved one dies due to the negligence of others

There’s no worse feeling than learning that your loved one’s life was cut short due to a preventable accident. At Ferrara & Gable, we understand how difficult it is to think about filing a legal claim when all you want to do is cry and mourn your loved one. Our Camden County wrongful death lawyers have helped many families balance their need to grieve with their need to hold those responsible liable for the family’s emotional and financial damages.

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Call 856-779-9500 now or fill out the form above to receive a free confidential consultation.

What does wrongful death mean?

Under New Jersey Revised Statutes § 2A:31-1, when a person dies due to the negligence or reckless/dangerous actions of another – such that the victim would have been able to file a personal injury claim if death had not occurred – the person who would have been liable for the personal injury accident is also liable for the death of the victim.

At Ferrara & Gable, we understand the unique challenges of filing a wrongful death claim:

  • Proving liability when your loved one is not there to testify
  • Coordinating your claim with any criminal cases, like when a drunk driver causes the death of your loved one
  • Showing what damages the family members are entitled to receive
  • Coordinating the wrongful death claim with a survivor claim for the pain and suffering your loved one suffered before they died and the medical bills to care for your loved one before death occurred

The people who have the authority to file a wrongful death claim are:

  • The executor of the victim’s estate if your loved one left a will
  • The administrator of the estate if there is no will

Who are the beneficiaries of a wrongful death claim in Camden County?

In Camden County and South Jersey, the people who are entitled to share (the beneficiaries) in the proceeds of a wrongful death action are those who would be entitled to an intestate share. Generally, the beneficiaries include a spouse, children, and parents. We’ll explain who is eligible for a share and how much each beneficiary receives based on the amount of any recovery. In some cases, siblings may also be entitled to a share.

What types of accidents result in wrongful death claims?

Our Camden County wrongful death lawyers represent families when a loved one dies due to the following causes:

  • Vehicle accidents. Ferrara & Gable handles car, truck motorcycle, Uber/Lyft, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents that cause fatalities. We handle accidents that occur on the New Jersey Turnpike, New Jersey Route 70, and all other Camden County roads.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect. We hold long-term care facilities accountable when the facilities and their employees cause the death of a senior or any resident due to any type of abuse or neglect.
  • We also handle death claims caused by:
    • Medical malpractice
    • Fatal accidents involving children
    • Premises liability accidents
    • Worksite accidents
    • Construction accidents
    • Product defects
    • Criminal conduct

Our Camden County trial attorneys are skilled at investigating how the accident that caused the death of your loved one occurred, who is responsible, and what steps should have been taken to prevent the death of your family member.

The defendants may include drivers, employers, car owners, sellers of alcohol, the NJ Department of Transportation, nursing homes, manufacturers, and many other individuals and businesses.

What damages can be awarded in a Camden County wrongful death claim?

No amount of compensation can replace your loved one. The purposes of a wrongful death claim are to hold those responsible for the accident accountable and to help the family members honor their loved ones by living their best lives possible.

In New Jersey, wrongful death damages include:

  • The funeral and burial expenses
  • The loss of financial support your loved one would have provided based on their life expectancy, profession, and yearly income
  • The value of any household services your loved one would have provided
  • The loss of guidance, companionship, advice, and love

Our personal injury lawyers also seek survival damages which include your loved one’s medical bills and any pain and suffering they endured before they died. The amount of damages also depends on the relationship of each beneficiary with the family member who died.

At Ferrara & Gable, we work with the family members, financial professionals who are skilled at evaluating wrongful death claims, employers, and others to help show all the damage the family members deserve.

Do you have a Camden County wrongful death attorney near me?

Ferrara & Gable meets families at our Camden County office located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. We have accessible parking. The Route 38 bus stop is near our office. We also conduct consultations by phone and through video conferences.

We’ll answer all your questions and guide you through the claims process. We’ll also ask you to tell us about your loved one.

Talk with our Camden County, NJ wrongful death lawyers now

We’ll help you through this very difficult time. We know it’s hard to think about litigation when a loved one dies. At Ferrara & Gable, we’re here to provide the support you and the rest of your family need.

We’ve helped many families like you hold the responsible parties accountable for taking the life of a parent, child, spouse, or sibling. We’ve earned the respect of former clients, insurance companies, and the legal community for our compassion for our clients and our record of verdicts and settlements.

To schedule a free consultation, please call or contact us today. We proudly serve Camden County and all of South Jersey. We handle wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis.