What is a Wrongful Death Suit?
Losing a loved one can be an overwhelming, stressful, and challenging experience. You and your family may also be placed under a significant financial burden due to medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, or loss of emotional support associated with your loved one’s death. These emotions and challenges may be amplified if the death of a loved one was caused by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. A wrongful death lawsuit can help provide justice and allow you and your family to recover for the monetary damages associated with your loved one’s death.
When Might a Wrongful Death Suit Apply?
A wrongful death occurs when a person suffers injuries that result in death due to the carelessness or recklessness of another. Many types of accidents and situations can give rise to a wrongful death claim, including
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Construction Accidents
- Animal Attacks
- Exposure to Chemical or Toxic Materials
Depending on the circumstances, many other types of incidents could constitute wrongful death. A legal expert can help determine whether or not a specific situation may warrant a wrongful death lawsuit.
What Type of Recovery is Available for Wrongful Death?
In New Jersey, the family of a wrongful death victim can typically recover for the victim’s medical expenses and funeral costs. Damages may also be recovered for the victim’s lost earnings. The husband or wife of a wrongful death victim may be able to recover for loss of consortium, or the loss of emotional support and companionship that is caused by the death of a spouse. The family may also recover for other emotional damages, such as pain and suffering, depending on the specific circumstances of the incident.
When Should I Seek Legal Help?
Although this may be an emotional and challenging time, it is important that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible. New Jersey law limits the time you have to bring your claim, and taking quick action to assert your rights can help your lawyer preserve evidence, conduct a thorough investigation, and perform other legal functions necessary to help ensure the success of your claim.
Why Contact The Mark Law Firm?
The team at The Mark Law Firm possesses the skills and experience necessary to help you bring a successful claim for wrongful death. The Mark Law Firm understands that this may be an overwhelming and painful time, but will compassionately work with you to receive the best possible outcome. Our team is aware of the intricacies of New Jersey law and will passionately fight to help you and your family exercise your rights and obtain justice. Call us at 908-460-8996 or contact us online today.