New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyer
Any death in the family is a very painful experience. A wrongful death is particularly painful because it is one that would not have happened if not for someone else’s negligent behavior. In New Jersey, “Wrongful Death” matters are governed by statute. The statute permits wrongful death claims to be filed on behalf of the victim’s family. Generally, the case is brought on behalf of the victim’s spouse. However, the case can be brought on behalf of the victim’s children, parents or close relatives depending on the circumstances. The person bringing the claim must show “actual dependency” on the deceased victim. In other words, having a relationship with the victim is not sufficient. There must have been a dependency on the victim.
Wrongful Death Cases: Damages That Can Be Recovered
• Funeral expenses
• Medical expenses
• Lost earnings
• Loss of services
• Loss of companionship (spouse)
Under the New Jersey Wrongful Death Statute, the accident victim’s family may not recover for pain and suffering.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
The Sloan Law Firm handles wrongful death cases in Union County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Somerset County and throughout New Jersey. New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyer Daniel Sloan handles wrongful death cases involving:
• Car accidents
• Tractor-Trailer accidents
• Medical malpractice
• Birth accidents
• Slip and fall
• Premises liability
• Negligent security
• Pedestrian accidents
• Motorcycle accidents
• Bicycle accidents
• Product defects
• Workplace accidents
• Construction accidents
Wrongful Death Case: Time Limitations
It is important to remember that there is a strict time limitation on filing wrongful death cases. New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases. Therefore, a lawsuit must be filed within two years of the incident or the claim will be barred forever.
If you have any questions regarding the passing of a loved one through no fault of their own, the Sloan Law Firm will answer them free of charge. For a free consultation, call (908) 358-2938.
The Sloan Law Firm represents clients in Cranford, Westfield, Elizabeth, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Toms River, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Edison, Jersey City, Woodbridge, Keyport, Belleville, Bloomfield, Lyndhurst, Perth Amboy, Passaic, Brick, Wayne, Lakewood, Irvington, Morristown, East Orange, Freehold, Paterson, Newark, Clifton and throughout New Jersey.