Recovering damages in a wrongful death action

On Behalf of | Apr 22, 2024 | Personal Injury

Although it is a natural and unavoidable event in life, death is still difficult to accept and cope with. The loss of a loved one can cause many emotions; however, losing a loved one because of the negligence of another is shocking, devastating and overwhelms you with emotions.

Although it is difficult to navigate life while you are grieving this sudden and tragic loss, it is important to understand that you have options when it comes to seeking justice for your loved one. Through a civil action, you could hold the negligent party liable and recover compensation for the damages suffered.

Wrongful death action

At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., our law firm understands the emotions and devastation experienced after the wrongful death of a loved one. This is why our attorneys work delicately and diligently with our clients to guide them through the process towards a favorable outcome. With over five decades of experience, our law firm is focused on meeting the needs of our clients as they cope with their loss.


A wrongful death action not only focuses on proving negligence and liability of the wrongful death of your loved one, but it also assesses and calculates the losses and damages suffered. Depending on the circumstances of the matter, the damages could also include punitive damages. This is used to punish the liable party for their wrongdoings.

Often, damages recovered address pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, loss of companionship, funeral expenses and other damages. While an award of damages cannot bring your loved one back, it can help offset the financial harms and aid with the grieving process.



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