Kearny Wrongful Death Lawyer
The unexpected loss of a loved one is unbearable and will change your life forever. If you recently experienced a significant loss, we understand that while we cannot reverse what happened to your loved one, we can help. Contact Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC to discuss your loved one’s fatal accident if you believe someone else carelessly, recklessly or intentionally caused the death. The law in New Jersey may entitle your family to justice in the form of financial compensation from the at-fault party. Initial consultations with our lawyers are free and we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t charge attorney’s fees until we win.
How a Kearny Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
Wrongful death claims can be complex and highly emotional. A Kearny personal injury attorney can provide a professional, unbiased third-party review of your claim. Then, if your case has merit, a lawyer will help you and your family with the legal side of recovery. A lawyer will break down your rights and pursue the maximum financial compensation available on your behalf. Although no dollar amount will ever suffice for the loss of someone you loved, it can give your family justice, validation, and the means to pay for bills and expenses in the future.
New Jersey Wrongful Death Laws to Know
One of the many benefits of hiring a wrongful death attorney is not having to navigate New Jersey’s related state laws on your own. Your lawyer will have the knowledge and expertise to correctly and efficiently navigate them for you while you focus on mourning and healing. However, some laws are important to know as the claimant. Otherwise, you could make a mistake on a legal level that interferes with your ability to recover compensation.
Legal Definition of Wrongful Death
New Jersey Statute Section 2A:31-1 defines wrongful death as the death of one party caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of another person or party. The law states that if death had not ensued and the victim would have been entitled to file an action for compensation resulting from the injury, the defendant who would have been liable shall be liable in an action for wrongful death. This statute applies to wrongful deaths caused by accidents (e.g., a car crash, fall or workplace accident), medical malpractice, and crimes, such as homicide or murder.
Restrictions on Who May File
New Jersey law stipulates who can and cannot file a civil claim for wrongful death. According to state law, only the personal representative of the deceased person’s (decedent’s) estate may file a lawsuit. This person may be named in the decedent’s will or appointed by the courts, as necessary. The representative will file on behalf of eligible beneficiaries. This may include a surviving spouse, child, parent, sibling, niece and/or nephew, as long as the party can prove their financial dependence on the decedent.
Time Limit to File
The statute of limitations is the time limit for filing wrongful death claims in New Jersey. It is critical to meet this time limit, as surpassing it could make you ineligible for financial compensation. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is two years from the date of the death, in most cases. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you file within the deadline.
What Can Your Family Recover With a Wrongful Death Suit?
No settlement amount will make up for the anguish you have suffered due to the loss of a loved one. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit, however, is about more than money. Not only can a wrongful death claim reimburse your family financially, but it can also bring with it an important sense of justice by holding the wrongdoer accountable. You can give your loved one a voice in the civil justice system and find the resolution you need to start healing.
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If you recently lost someone you loved in a preventable accident in Kearny, don’t hesitate to contact Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC to arrange a free consultation with our compassionate and skilled wrongful death attorneys. We can help you and your family pursue the outcome you deserve during this troubling time. Call (201) 997-0030 now to speak to a lawyer in New Jersey about your specific situation.