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Cherry Hill Wrongful Death Attorneys
Compassionate help when negligence causes the death of a loved one in South Jersey
Coping with the sudden loss of a family member or friend is an incredibly challenging experience, and it is often accompanied by emotional, financial, and legal burdens. At Ferrara & Gable, our team of Cherry Hill wrongful death attorneys is here to provide support, guidance, and legal advocacy to families and individuals who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one.
Our Cherry Hill wrongful death lawyers understand the unique complexities and sensitivities of wrongful death cases and are committed to helping you seek justice on behalf of your loved one. Whether the loss was the result of a car accident, medical malpractice, a workplace incident, or any other circumstance, our legal team is here to be your voice and fight for accountability and compensation. We invite you to check out our billion- and million-dollar verdicts and settlements to see how we’ve helped clients just like you.
In one case, a Camden County Judge awarded $2.3 million to a 29-year-old Sewell, New Jersey mother and her 5-year-old daughter for damages arising from the death of their husband/father. Our client was only 24 years old and pregnant with the couple’s first child when her husband was killed in a car crash. Another driver disregarded a stop sign and a red flashing light and collided into his van at 50 mph.
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What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is a legal claim filed by the survivors of a deceased person when the death was caused by the negligence or intentional act of another person or entity. Under New Jersey Revised Statutes § 2A:31-1:
When the death of a person is caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default, such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the person injured to maintain an action for damages resulting from the injury, the person who would have been liable in damages for the injury if death had not ensued shall be liable in an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured and although the death was caused under circumstances amounting in law to a crime.
In wrongful death claims where there was pain and suffering prior to death, a survivorship for those pain and suffering damages which were due to the individual, may also be pursued.
Who is eligible to bring a wrongful death claim in Cherry Hill?
In Cherry Hill and throughout New Jersey, the heirs of an estate, including surviving spouse, children, or any other intestate heirs with a claim of dependence may be eligible to bring a wrongful death and or survivor claim. However, one individual must be appointed, either through a will as executor or through intestacy as the administrator, to represent the estate. Our firm can help you with these challenges as they arise.
What is the value of my Cherry Hill wrongful death claim?
No two cases are the same, so there is no set value for a wrongful death claim here in Cherry Hill. However, when determining damages, we take the following into consideration:
- Economic damages. These include quantifiable financial losses, such as medical expenses related to the deceased's final medical treatment, funeral and burial costs, and lost income that the deceased would have provided to their family if they had survived.
- Non-economic damages. These encompass non-quantifiable losses, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress experienced by surviving family members. Assigning a monetary value to non-economic damages can be challenging, but it’s an important aspect of a wrongful death claim.
- Surviving family members. The relationship between the deceased and the surviving family members, as well as their dependency on the deceased, can influence the value of the claim. Spouses, children, and parents may have different legal rights and claims.
- Age and health of the deceased. The age and overall health of the deceased can impact the potential lifetime earnings and financial support that they could have provided to their family if they had survived.
Do you have a Cherry Hill wrongful death attorney near me?
Ferrara & Gable maintains an office at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There is parking available, and a bus stop right up the block on Rt. 38. If you are too injured or ill to travel, we can schedule a phone or video consultation.
Cherry Hill, NJ wrongful death attorneys helping families throughout South Jersey
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, you don't have to face this challenging journey alone. The compassionate and experienced Cherry Hill wrongful death attorneys at Ferrara & Gable are here to support you and your family during this difficult time. We are committed to seeking justice on behalf of your loved one and holding those responsible accountable for their actions. We can help you navigate the legal process, pursue the compensation you deserve, and honor the memory of your loved one. To schedule a free consultation, please call or contact us today. Proudly serving Camden County, Burlington County & all of South Jersey.