The sudden loss of a loved one is one of the most traumatic events you can experience. This heart-wrenching
time is even more difficult when the loss is the result of someone else's reckless or careless actions. These
claims include deaths resulting from motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, bicycle accidents, on-the-job
If you have lost a loved one in New Jersey, the first thing you should understand is whether a claim may exist. Pursuant to the wrongful death statute in New Jeresy, a lawsuit is appropriate when the negligence of the defendant was the direct cause of the decedent's death, and the decedent would have been able to pursue a personal injury claim had death not resulted.
Next, you should understand who can bring a wrongful death action. In New Jersey, the personal executor of the decedent's estate, or the decedent's personal representative may file a wrongful death suit. Damages may then be recovered on behalf of the decedent's spouse, children, parents, nieces and/or nephews, as well as anyone who was financially dependent upon the decedent.
If you have lost a family member due to someone else's negligence, and wish to discuss your legal options Farrell & Thurman, P.C., offers a variety of convenient ways to schedule a free no-pressure consultation. You may do so directly on our website (Schedule A Consult), via phone (609-924-1115), or by email (Contact Us).