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What are the Causes of Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey?

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If you lost a loved one due to wrongful death in New Jersey, do not wait to reach out to our dedicated New Jersey personal injury attorneys today to discuss your options. Our firm is here for you during this difficult time.

Who can file a wrongful death suit in New Jersey?

You may be eligible to file for a wrongful death lawsuit if you lost a loved one because of the negligence of another. Our firm understands that financial reward will not bring your loved one back, however, the compensation may be able to ease some of the financial burdens you have incurred as a result of the devastating loss. It is essential to recognize that these laws differ greatly in most states. In some, only the representative of the deceased party’s estate can bring a wrongful death case. But, in New Jersey, the state permits specific family members that were financially dependent on the lost loved one to be allowed to take legal action and file a wrongful death lawsuit. These family members are:

  • Spouse
  • Minor children
  • Parents
  • Adult children
  • Siblings
  • Grandchildren
  • Nieces or nephews who may have relied on the deceased for financial support

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today if you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence. Our legal team is here for you during this time and will do all that it takes to ensure that you receive the justice your loved one deserves. Contact us today to begin.

How does wrongful death typically occur in New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey defines wrongful death as any negligent act that causes the death of another individual. It is important to note that even an intentional act of murder can allow relatives of the victim to file a wrongful death claim. There are a number of examples of negligence that can result in wrongful death, including the following:

  • Automobile accidents: this includes truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and many others as a result of a negligent driver.
  • Defective products: products that can cause consumers to pass away due to manufacturing faults, poor design, or missing warning labels. This type of incident can qualify survivors of the victim to file a claim against the manufacturer or other parties responsible for the product defects.
  • Medical negligence: if healthcare providers and facilities did not follow the proper standard of reasonable care which resulted in the unnecessary death of a patient can qualify survivors to file wrongful death actions against.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.

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