Fatal Car Accident Lawyer in New Jersey
We help you get justice for your loved one
Serious injuries suffered in a car accident can sometimes be fatal. Family members are left in mourning. It can be even more difficult to process your loss if a negligent driver was responsible for the accident that took the life of a loved one. An experienced New Jersey car accident lawyer can help you take legal action to hold that driver accountable and get justice.
Attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. represents family members of victims of fatal car accidents in Millburn and throughout Essex and Union counties. He understands the obstacles they can face when dealing with insurance companies and is ready to put in the hard work needed to help them get the compensation they deserve.
An attorney can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit
The negligent driver involved in your loved one’s fatal accident may have clearly been in the wrong. But the driver may completely deny being negligent and won’t accept responsibility for what happened. They may even blame your loved one for causing the crash.
Insurance companies are supposed to help in these types of situations. But they are always concerned about the bottom line. You may not find them helpful at all – that’s because their goal is to pay you as little as possible. There are many tactics they use to try to limit your compensation.
Attorney Leigh is very familiar with these tactics. He used to represent insurance companies. So he knows how insurance adjusters think and how they approach claims like yours. They may argue your loved one was partially to blame for what happened. Or they’ll make a settlement offer that falls far short of covering all of the damages suffered.
Insurance companies have the advantage and they know it. They have lawyers who help them find ways to save money. You need a lawyer who is dedicated to making a difference by helping you get the best possible outcome.
We build strong cases that get results
Our firm starts by investigating your loved one’s accident to get the facts. We look for evidence that proves negligence. For example, the driver may have been:
- Driving well above the posted speed limit
- Talking on the phone
- Operating recklessly
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Falling asleep at the wheel
Attorney Leigh carefully reviews all relevant documentation, such as accident reports and medical records. He can take legal action to gain access to cell phone records and other information. He reviews any video from nearby traffic or security cameras. If there were witnesses, he identifies them and conducts interviews. And if needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
You may also have a case against other parties. For example, if the accident involved drunk driving, you may be able to file a claim against a restaurant, bar, or liquor store that sold alcohol to the other driver under New Jersey’s dram shop law.
Who can sue for wrongful death after a fatal accident? Spouses, children, siblings, and parents of victims can take legal action. Attorney Leigh is committed to helping you get results and can guide you through the process every step of the way. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on many factors. But in general, you can seek compensation for your loved one’s final medical expenses, burial expenses, loss of future income, loss of future services, loss of consortium, and your loved one’s pain and suffering.
Learn about your options during a free consultation
Many times, these cases can be resolved through a negotiated settlement. Attorney Leigh will deal directly with the insurance company on your behalf and keep you updated on the progress of your case. If the insurance company won’t agree to a fair settlement, he will be prepared to fight for you in court.
If you ever have any questions or concerns along the way, you can call attorney Leigh directly. Our clients get his personal cell phone number.
You may not be sure about whether you want to file a lawsuit or even if you have a case. Attorney Leigh can answer your questions and give you the information you need to decide what to do next. It costs you nothing. We offer a free consultation. And if you do hire our firm, you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
But we do encourage you to get legal advice as soon as possible. While the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey is two years from the date of death, it’s best to start working on the case sooner rather than later. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced fatal car accident lawyer.