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Compassion And Advocacy For Wrongful Death Claims In New Jersey

Compensation for the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident will not make things right, but it can ease the financial burden the fatally injured person’s loved ones face.

At Rosenberg, Kirby, Cahill, Stankowitz & Richardson, we approach every case with aggressive advocacy and compassion for what our clients have gone through. We have developed a reputation for excellence in the legal community since 1977. We are known as effective litigators who bring a thorough and detailed claim to the table in every case.

Our representation can help you collect for fatal injuries caused by:

Compensation That Meets Your Family’s Needs

Our team thoroughly investigates the details surrounding the accident, the financial and emotional burden the loss has placed on family members, and the compensation package that reflects the full scope of damage caused by the negligent act.

This could include issues of immediate medical care provided prior to your loved one’s passing, end-of-life expenses, the loss of income and support for the deceased’s family, loss of guidance and care for children and loss of companionship for spouses.

As your attorneys, we will aggressively stand up for your best interests while you focus on what matters most — you and your family’s well-being.

New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawsuit FAQs

When a loved one dies because someone didn’t act carefully or was not paying enough attention, it can be devastating. Dealing with such an aftermath is tough, and legalities can be confusing. We’ve outlined the best answer to clarify key elements of wrongful death claims in New Jersey.

What is the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, there’s a two-year window from the date of someone’s death for their survivors to initiate a wrongful death claim. This statute of limitations means that if you wait too long to file a claim, you will be barred from doing so forever.

Who can file a wrongful death claim in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, a wrongful death claim must be initiated by the executor of the deceased’s estate. If there is no executor named, then the court can appoint a personal representative to act, instead. They will then typically file the wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent’s survivors.

What compensation may we be available to recover?

In New Jersey, eligible family members can seek compensation for various losses, including:

  • Medical expenses the deceased incurred between the accident and their death
  • Reasonable funeral and burial or cremation costs
  • The value of the decedent’s lost income or other contributions to the family
  • The loss of companionship and guidance suffered by the survivors

It can take experience to understand how to properly value a claim.

How can an attorney help us with our wrongful death claim?

Engaging the services of a legal attorney is a key step in simplifying the legal process. Attorneys specializing in wrongful death claims offer valuable expertise, guiding grieving families through this complicated legal process. They can:

  • Gather evidence, interview witnesses and analyze medical records
  • Take the pressure off you by dealing directly with insurers on your behalf
  • Negotiate with the other parties for a settlement and, failing that, represent you in court

While no compensation can replace your loss, holding the responsible person accountable can bring a sense of closure and financial security.

Let Us Help You Seek Justice After A Fatal Accident

Contact our law firm in Toms River online or by telephone at 732-908-7239 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Personal injury and workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we effectively recover compensation in your case.