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Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey

Losing a loved one is always a devastating experience, but when their death is the result of someone else's negligence or intentional actions, it can be especially difficult to bear. In New Jersey, wrongful death claims provide a legal avenue for family members to seek compensation and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, Four Rivers Law Firm in New Jersey is here to help you navigate the complexities of a wrongful death claim.

Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate and experienced wrongful death attorneys.

Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths

Wrongful death claims can arise from various circumstances, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Boating accidents
  • Casino accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • And more

These accidents often occur due to negligence, such as distracted driving, speeding, or failure to maintain a safe environment. At Four Rivers Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping families seek justice for their loved ones and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, only the personal representative of the deceased person's estate can file a wrongful death claim. This individual is typically named in the decedent's will or estate plan, or appointed by the court if no designation was made.

The damages recovered in a wrongful death claim are intended to benefit the surviving family members, including the spouse, children, parents, and other dependents of the deceased.

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey is generally two years from the date of death. It's essential to act promptly and seek legal guidance as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

In a wrongful death lawsuit, survivors may seek compensation for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost earnings and financial support
  • Loss of companionship and guidance
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

At Four Rivers Law Firm, we understand the emotional and financial toll that the loss of a loved one can take on a family. Our compassionate attorneys are committed to helping you secure the compensation you deserve while providing support and guidance every step of the way.

Why Choose Four Rivers Law Firm? 

We believe that our clients deserve personalized attention and dedicated legal representation during their time of need. When you choose Four Rivers Law Firm, you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

Our attorneys are experienced in handling wrongful death claims and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. We are here to advocate for your rights and ensure that justice is served. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you during this difficult time.

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