New Jersey Wrongful Death Attorney
If someone is fatally injured or killed because of the wrongful conduct of a person or persons in New Jersey, the decedent’s heirs and other beneficiaries may file a wrongful death action, also known as a wrongful death lawsuit, against those responsible for the decedent’s death. This area of tort law is governed by New Jersey statutes and wrongful death laws. Wrongful death statutes vary from state to state, but in general they define who may sue for wrongful death and what, if any, limits may be applied to an award of damages. Each states wrongful death laws are drafted independently of each other and are often unique, they all follow the same general principles. If you have lost a loved one please do not hesitate to contact a New Jersey wrongful death attorney at Flynn & Associates P.C. They offer free consults and charge no fee if they do not win for you.
What Makes a Wrongful Death Case in New Jersey
A wrongful death claim generally consists of four elements:
- The death was caused, in whole or part, by the conduct of the defendant.
- The defendant was negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s death.
- There is a surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents.
- Monetary damages have resulted from the victim’s death.
The statute of limitations in New Jersey is variable depending upon the nature of the action and the status of the plaintiff and the defendants. For instance, the general statute of limitations for an injury or death in New Jersey is two years from the date of death; yet in the case of a medical malpractice action, the statute of limitations may be as short as one year, and in a case against a government entity, any lawsuit must first be preceded by the filing of a government tort claim, for which there is a 180 day limitations period. Because the statute of limitations will be different depending upon the case and is often quite complex we recommend you contact an experienced wrongful death attorney at Flynn & Associates today. Our New Jersey wrongful death lawyers and NJ fatal accident attorneys have many years of experience in wrongful death cases and can help determine the appropriate statute of limitations in your case.
Wrongful Death Statistics
- The U.S. Department of Justice has reported over the past several years that 90 percent of all lawsuits involving medical malpractice have involved a wrongful death or a permanent disability caused by negligence.
- In 2008, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that the auto accident & highway wrongful death count was at 37,261 nationwide.
- The CDC, reported that prescription drug deaths shot up 68 percent in a a five year period. Statistics show that prescription drug deaths were the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in the United States.
A wrongful death affects the entire family. The loss is devastating. Holding someone, a company, or an entity responsible for their carelessness helps to make your financial future less difficult and serves to deter future acts of negligence. The New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at our personal injury law firm will work to determine the lost potential your family member had. Our NJ wrongful death attorneys will work to place a monetary value on your loved ones life in order to ensure fair compensation. We have many years of experience handling personal injury cases for people throughout all of New Jersey.
New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyers
The New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at Flynn & Associates, P.C., are dedicated to make sure that injured workers’ rights are protected and their disability claims are handled accordingly. Our lawyers provide focused, personalized legal representation to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. For 27 years, we have successfully litigated work injury cases for workers affected with temporary disability, permanent disability, or death. To schedule a free confidential consultation with New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers Flynn & Associates, call us toll-free (609) 605-8825 . Alternatively, you may fill out an online contact form.
Our New Jersey wrongful death lawyers serve all 21 New Jersey counties including Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren County, New Jersey.
Within those counties they serve all New Jersey cities, county seats, towns, boroughs and villages such as: Atlantic City, Bayonne, Belvedere, Berlin, Brigantine, Bridgeton, Brunswick, Camden, Cape May, Cedar Grove, Cherry Hill, Clifton, Elizabeth, Flemington, Freehold, Hackensack, Hamilton Township, Hoboken, Jersey City, Margate, Marlton, Mays Landing, Morristown, Mount Holly, New Brunswick, Newark, Newton, North Bergen, Old Bridge, Passaic, Paterson, Perth-Amboy, Salem, Sayreville, Somerville, Toms River, Trenton, Union City, Woodbridge, Woodbury, Ventnor, Vineland and Voorhees, New Jersey.