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Wrongful Death

Did a Family Member Die Because of Negligence?

Money won't bring your loved one back. But that family member's sudden death means that a stream of income and other tangible contributions are lost. A wrongful death lawsuit covers both the economic losses and the personal loss of the survivors. And it holds the negligent party accountable.

If your spouse, child or parent was killed by the intentional, reckless or negligent acts of another person or entity, Markman & Cannan LLC can determine if you have grounds for a wrongful death action. Our Bloomfield, New Jersey, law practice takes cases in Essex County, Union County and Hudson County.

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Aggressive Representation and Compassionate Counsel

Trial lawyer Alan Markman has handled numerous wrongful death cases in 14 years of practice. Contact him to discuss any fatal accident or injury that led to death:

  • Car, truck or motorcycle accident
  • Slip and fall
  • Construction accident
  • Medical negligence/nursing home negligence
  • Defective product or workplace machinery

Collecting rightful damages can be an uphill battle. Insurance companies will fight the claim or push for a lowball settlement. We handle all the details: investigating to prove liability, dealing with the insurance companies and filing the lawsuit within the statute of limitations.

We also work closely with family members as we build the case, using photos, videos and statements from friends, co-workers or community members to reveal a real person who is greatly missed.

Economic damages in a wrongful death suit include funeral expenses, medical expenses, household contributions and lost income for the person's projected life expectancy. The non-economic damages include suffering of the victim prior to death, and the survivors' loss of love, affection, counsel and support.

Case example: A car flipped and rolled when it was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. Alan Markman represented the mother and 7-year-old son of a passenger who lived for 3 1/2 hours after the crash. Our investigation showed two-fold negligence — the brakes were so bad the truck should not have been on the road and the driver was speeding because he was four hours late for a delivery. Mr. Markman recovered for future earnings (the victim was in his 20s) and substantial damages for his pain and suffering before he succumbed from the massive injuries.

Compensation depends on many factors, especially the age and earning potential of the victim. To find out if you have a case, arrange a free consultation at 877-784-8782 or contact us by e-mail.