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What are the Types of Wrongful Death Claims?

Wrongful death is emotionally and financially much different on a family than a death from an illness. Wrongful deaths are sudden and family members have no time to plan ahead for the emotional and financial upheaval to come. When your family suffers the sudden loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person or business, you need a New Jersey wrongful death lawyer.

Wrongful death is a civil liability for the death of another person and it is different from murder, manslaughter or a true accident. New Jersey’s wrongful death statute limits the time for a personal representative of the deceased to file an action against the person or business responsible for the deceased’s death to two years. In order for a person to be found liable for a wrongful death, the person must be found to have a duty of care to the person who died, then to have breached that duty by failing to act in a reasonable manner, and the breach of duty must have caused the injuries that resulted in the death. Situations in which a wrongful death may occur are:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medication errors

The loss of the deceased as a result of a wrongful death can have devastating financial and emotional effects on a family for years to come. New Jersey wrongful death lawyers know that a wrongful death is a shock to the family and loved ones of the deceased and are committed to vindicate the rights of the deceased person.

The staff at the Brown, Novick & Colarulo strives to help clients overcome their grief by providing strong legal support with compassion.