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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

There is nothing more catastrophic in life than the unexpected death of a loved one. When a loved one dies suddenly, the victim’s family not only has their grief to deal with, but the death often results in a loss of crucial income and support that can make life even more difficult. Unfortunately, many families suffer unnecessarily after a loved one is killed in an accident because they are unaware that in wrongful death situations, where the death was caused by another party’s negligence, they are entitled to recover damages for the losses they have incurred. As a wrongful death attorney in Passaic County, Robert J. Bavagnoli is dedicated to helping local residents get back on their feet. If you have recently lost a loved one due to wrongful death, the compassionate team at Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli is here to help.


What is Wrongful Death?

In New Jersey, wrongful death is defined as a death “caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or fault of another.” In a wrongful death lawsuit, since the deceased person cannot bring their own personal injury claim to court, another party such as their spouse or children may bring a claim on their behalf.

There are many scenarios that can be considered wrongful death. Traffic accidents, slips and falls, drowning, acts of violence, and medical or surgical errors caused by another party’s negligence are just a few common causes. While this may sound straightforward, wrongful death cases can be complicated, especially when it comes to proving liability. Because in-depth investigations and expert testimonies are key to establishing liability, it is essential that victims get in touch with a qualified Passaic County attorney as soon as possible.

Choosing a compassionate local attorney you can rely on during tough times can help you better cope with your loss and reduce stress during this overwhelming time. For over 28 years, Robert J. Bavagnoli and his legal team have been helping local community members recover essential compensation after losing a loved one at the hands of another. At the heart of our philosophy is caring for each of our clients as if they are family: making sure your calls are answered and fighting to get you the best possible outcome for your case.


How Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli Can Help

With wrongful death cases, it is imperative that you seek legal help as soon as possible after your loss. While this can be difficult during times of shock, the sooner you enlist an attorney for help, the more likely a good outcome becomes.

Losing a loved one brings not only intense grief, but also significant financial losses that can be devastating to your family. In many cases, we can help you recover the cost of funeral and burial expenses, medical treatment, loss of care and companionship, and the loss of household services your loved one performed like cleaning, chores, and childcare. Estimating damages can be a complex process, and we have the experience to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

If you are suffering after the wrongful death of a loved one, Passaic County attorney Robert J. Bavagnoli can help. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team for a free consultation where we can explain your legal rights and answer any questions you may have.

Get in touch with us today at 973-785-9522.

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Robert J. Bavagnoli is a Passaic County attorney specializing in personal injury and real estate law. He founded Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli in 1995 where he practiced for many years alongside his brother, Ronald C. Bavagnoli (now deceased). For over 28 years, he has proudly served Northern New Jersey including Passaic County, Bergen County, and Essex County, among others, recovering millions in damages for his clients.

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Highest praise for the professionalism and ease of working with Robert Bavagnoli and his team! I used his services for the sale and closing of a home. He acted quickly, made the process easy and covered all the bases so I didn't have to be concerned about anything. This gentleman is a pleasure to do business with and who I want in an attorney!

- Lynda R.

Great firm for personal injury plaintiffs. The welfare of the client always comes first.

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Thorough, friendly, upbeat and very professional. They kept me informed of every decision they made.  They made me feel like I’m part of their family. I would highly recommend Robert Bavagnoli to anyone that needs the assistance.

- Earl C.

I was involved in an accident and didn't know what to do.  I decided to call Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli. They welcomed me to their firm. They were so polite and as I spoke with them and saw how friendly and polite they were it lifted me up and put my mind at ease. I wasn't scared anymore and it was an excellent experience from beginning to end.

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The Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli Difference


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  • Over 27 years of experience
  • Millions recovered



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Bavagnoli & Bavagnoli Office

12 Furler St.
Suite 5,
Totowa, NJ 07512

Phone: (973) 785-9522


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