Helping families who have lost a loved one
The loss of a loved one can be devastating under any circumstances. And the emotional impact can be even greater when the loss was caused due to the negligence of another. The wrongful death attorneys at Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC offer compassionate representation to family members. We can help you hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.
There are many different personal injury accidents that can result in wrongful death. Some of the wrongful death cases handled by our law firm involve:
In New Jersey, a wrongful death is defined as one that is "caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default of another." If the person had lived, there would have been grounds for a personal injury claim. But in the case of wrongful death, surviving family members have the right to take legal action.
Damages (legal term for financial compensation) may be awarded to surviving spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, nieces and nephews and anyone who can demonstrate actual dependence on the person who was lost.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, surviving family members can seek damages for loss of financial support; loss of companionship, care, comfort and guidance; loss of value of household services; and reasonable medical, funeral and burial expenses.
We seek justice for your family
Our legal team will investigate your loved one's accident to learn the facts and find out what happened. We will review all relevant documentation and other evidence and identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we will consult with experts who can help us prove negligence caused the accident that led to the loss of your loved one.
Our firm has been helping families who have lost loved ones due to negligence since 1995. We are not interested in quick settlements with the insurance company. Our goal is to get you the best possible resolution of your case. And we are prepared to go to court to do it, if that's what it takes.
Some of our attorneys, including firm founder Adam Kotlar, are board-certified in the area of civil trial law by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Others are former attorneys for insurance companies who know the tactics used to deny you compensation. You will have one attorney. But our team litigation approach gives you the benefit of our combined experienced.
Financial compensation won't bring your loved one back. But it is a way to get justice and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. And the financial compensation can help your family get through this difficult time. Learn more about how we can help by calling 856-751-7676 for a free consultation.