Law Office of Alexander Schachtel

Wrongful Death

Helping loved ones impacted by a wrongful death.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Hoboken, NJ

Legal Support in Cases of Wrongful Death

If a loved one or family member was recently involved in an accident that resulted in the loss of their life, you need to take legal action before time runs out! Do not delay – call the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel today at (201) 925-0660 in order to discover your legal options in a free, no-obligation consultation. A Hoboken wrongful death lawyer can help, and they understand the pain you are experiencing, but you must act quickly in order to defend your case. Successful wrongful death suits are built on dedicated research and expertise – which takes time. Therefore, the sooner you call, the sooner we can take action on your behalf. The Law Office of Alexander Schachtel has assisted countless families throughout Hoboken, Jersey City, and Hudson County receive the justice and financial support they deserve. Let us do the same for you!

To qualify as a wrongful death, a person’s illness or fatal injuries must fulfill specific requirements, including:

  • The organization or person accused of being responsible must have at least partially contributed to the death.
  • The cause of death must have been the result of recklessness or negligence by the party at fault.
  • A surviving loved one or family member must be the party to bring the claim.
  • The death has caused financial loss.

Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim in Hoboken?

Not just anyone has the right to file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a person. Under New Jersey law, only the deceased’s surviving domestic partner, children, or spouse can file a wrongful death claim. If none of these parties exist, the person’s siblings, parents, grandparents, nephews/nieces, or other relatives are then allowed to file a claim. Although you may have to prove your relation to file a claim, this can easily be done by providing marriage licenses, birth certificates, and other records.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New Jersey?
Keep in mind that a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey is subject to a statute of limitations. This means if nothing is filed within a particular amount of time after the incident, you may be barred from filing a wrongful death claim. Loved ones of wrongful death victims generally have two years from the time of death to file a claim. Although, there are certain exceptions, such as discovering at a later date that another party’s wrongful actions caused the death. It is best to file your wrongful death claim immediately after learning another person’s actions were responsible for the death!
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Suit?
The healing process that follows the death of a loved one is painful for everyone, and nothing can speed it up. However, heavy emotional and financial burdens can certainly slow it down. Thankfully, within a wrongful death claim, an individual can pursue compensation for several different forms of loss that may result from these tragic events. Such as financial compensation for:
Furthermore, if the party at fault caused the death by acting unreasonably reckless or violated laws, punitive damages may be levied against them. Any payments for these fines would go to the deceases’ loved ones. By proving that the losses you are claiming are legitimate and that the party at fault was responsible for the incident, you can receive full and fair compensation that will lift these heavy burdens off the shoulders of you and your family.

Areas We Serve

At the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel, we serve people throughout New Jersey and New York in a variety of legal matters. Our team consists of civil & commercial litigation attorneys and personal injury lawyers that can assist you with your legal issues anywhere in New Jersey and New York.

Let our experienced and dedicated legal advocates work for you. Get in touch with us today to discover how the attorneys at the Law Office of Alexander Schachtel can help you.

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A Hoboken Wrongful Death Lawyer will Fight for YOU!

The days, weeks, and months following the sudden and wrongful death of a loved one is a difficult time for everyone involved. Losing someone close impacts the entire family. The Hoboken wrongful death lawyer at the Law Office of Alexander understand the fact that no amount of money can bring a loved one back. However, a wrongful death suit can help make your financial future more secure. If you have any questions, contact an experienced Hoboken wrongful death lawyer. Let us handle the case while your family focuses on healing after your loss. Please call us at (201) 925-0660 for your free and confidential consultation.