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Wrongful Death

Strong advocacy with empathy for victim families

At Granite Law Group, we understand how difficult it is to suddenly lose a loved one. We have had these tough conversations many times before. If you are a spouse, child, or other relative of the deceased, you may be entitled to hold the responsible party liable and recover compensation. While monetary compensation will never truly replace your loved one, it can help you bring closure to this difficult time in your life so you can move forward.

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Claim?

After identifying that there was negligent conduct on behalf of the defendant, a wrongful death action may be brought in the following instances:

  • The accident and injuries were so severe that the victim died upon impact or immediately at the scene;
  • The accident and injuries were so severe as to significantly incapacitate the victim who died at a later date;
  • The defendant’s conduct was so extreme and intentional, it caused severe emotional distress upon the victim causing them to die by suicide.

Damages in Wrongful Death Claims

In cases of negligent conduct, the survivors and / or administrator of the deceased’s estate may bring an action for damages. There are two portions of a wrongful death claim.

The first portion is for damages actually suffered by the deceased. These damages include:

  • Loss of life – the probable duration of life but for the injury
  • “Conscious” mental and physical pain and suffering by the deceased
  • Reasonable expenses occasioned to the estate (medical expenses, funeral expenses etc.)
  • Capacity to earn money during deceased’s party’s life.

The second portion is for damages suffered by the survivors. For a spouse, this can include the loss of comfort, society, and companionship from the deceased. A child may also recover loss of consortium for losing a parent. Parents may also bring loss of consortium claims for loss of a child in certain circumstances.

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Wrongful Death
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Vehicle crash with conscious pain and suffering before demise.


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Wrongful death case involving claims of negligent supervision causing to the plaintiff to die by suicide which would’ve been prevented.

| Client Reviews

"professional and empathetic approach"

I cannot say enough nice things about attorney Matthew Maalouf and his dedicated team at the Granite Law Group. My teenage son was involved in an accident that left him severely injured. From day one Matthew placed my son’s recovery and progress front and center in every conversation we had. His professional and empathetic approach was very much appreciated by my family. He was always accessible, direct, and approachable whenever we had questions or concerns. Matthew and his team also were there to help reassure my family when we needed it. As a mother who was thrown into a difficult situation I am grateful that we could trust and count on the Granite Law Group.

| Laura

"I Would Definitely Recommend Them"

If someone I cared for was going to be going through something like this I would definitely recommend Injury Law Center as your first point of reference. My case went on for a very long time, over a year, and we were on very good terms the entire time. Attorney Russo came to visit me several times in the hospital and brought me things to do in rehab. They were very supportive the entire time. Injury Law Center was able to exceed my expectations and I am able to live comfortably without having to work.

| Valerie

"professional, timely and explained things clearly"

I am so grateful to Matthew Maalouf and his paralegal Jazmin Rivera for their thorough and effective work on my case. Matt was professional, timely and explained things clearly, while also being approachable, warm and supportive throughout the process.

| Bonnie

"Joe Stayed the Course"

I had a car accident that affected my business and my ability to deal with insurance companies was very difficult. Joe stayed the course and we were offered very fair compensation. I think it was because of Joe and the hard work of the team. It was a very long trial but it turned out to be in our favor which we were very happy about.

| Mat Morello

"Joseph Russo was Awesome"

Joseph Russo was awesome. I would recommend coming back if something happened again.

| Jackie

"The Customer Service Received was Remarkable"

Attorney Russo is an incredibly strong advocate for the injured. He is professional, thorough, driven and extremely compassionate when it comes to his clients personal struggles. Thank you! It is clear that his staff is carefully selected. Not only are they great at what they do, it is obvious that they enjoy it and enjoy where they work. The customer service received was remarkable. I will recommend Attorney Russo and his firm to anyone needing assistance with a personal injury issue.

| Holly

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