Photo of Bryan R. Gavin and Salvatore Imbornone Jr.

New Jersey

Personal Injury Attorneys

Here For You After A Family Tragedy That Should Not Have Happened

The death of a loved one is devastating at any time. When it was the result of another party’s negligence, those left behind want answers. They also may need financial resources to help cope with the loss of the deceased’s income and contributions to the family.

At the Florham Park, New Jersey, law firm of McHugh & Imbornone, P.A. Law Office, our compassionate attorneys help clients who experienced the wrongful death of a loved one. We determine a client’s eligibility to file a wrongful death claim and walk them through the process at a time when being involved with the legal system is the last thing on their minds. We know that money won’t replace their terrible loss, but we also know that having financial peace of mind can help the bereaved focus on putting their lives back together after a terrible loss.

Information About Wrongful Death Claims

In New Jersey, a person can bring a wrongful death lawsuit if a loved one died because of another party’s carelessness or recklessness. One can also bring a claim if the death was deliberate, but still wrongful, such as when someone died because of an assault. One way to think about a wrongful death case is to ask the question, “Had the deceased lived, would he or she have been able to file an injury claim?”

There are limits on who can file wrongful death claims. The law stipulates that the most important factor is the degree of relationship between the plaintiff and the deceased. For example, a distant cousin might not be eligible to file a wrongful death claim, except in specific circumstances. There are also time limits on wrongful death claims; a claim must be filed within two years of the death. Our personal injury attorneys advise clients about their eligibility for wrongful death lawsuits and help them file all required paperwork within the appropriate time limits.

Frequent Causes Of Wrongful Death

We handle wrongful death cases involving:

A successful wrongful death claim is fact-based. Our attorneys will do the needed investigation to confirm the facts and build a strong case on your behalf.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers To Explore Your Legal Options

If a loved one died as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless actions in Newark, Elizabeth or somewhere else in New Jersey, find out about your legal options. The wrongful death attorneys at McHugh & Imbornone, P.A. Law Office, will answer any questions you have and explain how the personal injury legal process works. Call us today at 973-315-8502 or use the online contact form to arrange an in-person consultation at our office in Florham Park.