Under New Jersey law, a wrongful death is a death caused by someone else's careless, reckless or deliberate actions. A wrongful death can be a murder, and you may bring a lawsuit even if there's a criminal case pending. More often, wrongful deaths are caused by "accidents" that could have been prevented if the people, businesses or organizations responsible had been reasonably careful.
Nearly any type of accident or incident can cause a wrongful death in New Jersey, including:
After an unexpected death, families may be too immersed in shock and grief to consider monetary compensation surrounding their family's loss. Medical, funeral and other costs related to the death can pile up quickly. In addition, if a family losses a wage-earner, it's lost some or all of its means to pay those and other bills.
A wrongful death lawsuit can never bring a loved one back or right a wrongdoing resulting in a person's passing; but it can help families thrown into a financial crisis by a death they never could have anticipated. In some cases, a lawsuit can also compensate you for emotional losses, and punish wrongdoing by the person or organization responsible for your loss.
The law firm of Blume Forte has practiced law in New Jersey since 1929. We're proud of our record of substantial recoveries for our clients, including more than $320 million in settlements and verdicts in the last 5 years alone. Our firm specializes in cases that present complex medical and legal issues. We have a doctor on staff and many attorneys specially Certified as Civil Trial Attorneys by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. We have the resources to handle even the most complex case.
If you're considering a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey, contact Blume Forte at (973) 635-5400 today for a free consultation with a skilled NJ wrongful death lawyer.
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