When A Loved One Is Killed In An Accident

Posted on Sun Jan 19 2014 by Vincent Jesuele

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The unexpected death of a family member as a result of an accident can present one with most difficult times. A family is left not only to mourn the loss of a spouse, parent, or child, but to bear the financial burden of the funeral costs and burial. If a loved one was killed in an automobile accident, a fall accident, or while on the job, you and your family may be eligible for compensation. Here is what you need to know:

Auto Accident

When death occurs as a result of an auto accident, there are two sources of benefits. The automobile insurance policy of the deceased or a resident family member provides a death and funeral benefit as well as payment for all accident-related medical bills. In addition, the party at fault for the accident may be sued for all damages flowing from the accident including pain and suffering, unpaid medical bills, and past and future wage loss.

Fall Accident

When death occurs due to fall down or complications due to the fall down, the insurance policy of the premises or property where the fall occurred may provide medical and funeral benefits. In addition, the owner of the property or premises can be sued for damages flowing from the fall if the fall occurred due to a defect or dangerous condition of the premises.

Work Accident

When death occurs due to a work related accident, numerous benefits are available to the survivors of the deceased. These include a death benefit and a funeral allowance as well as dependency benefits to the worker’s spouse and children.

How KDJ Can Help

At the Cranford, New Jersey, law offices of Kessler, DiGiovanni & Jesuele, LLC, we represent individuals and families involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. Rather than attempt to be “all things to all people,” we’ve dedicated our resources and time to personal injury law.

Since our firm’s establishment in 1966, we have worked to assist clients who find themselves facing an uncertain future due to a serious accident. In building our clients’ cases, we work with investigators and a host of medical and scientific experts. Our efforts have resulted in significant financial recoveries for hundreds of clients.

If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, make sure that you and your family get all the help that you’re entitled to. Give us a call at (908) 232-2040 or send us an email today.

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