When a family member dies suddenly from injuries sustained in an accident, it is an unexpected and devastating shock for his or her survivors. If the death was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person, business, or corporation, this can make the unnecessary and premature loss of that person all the more painful for those left behind. In such cases, the immediate family may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages for medical and funeral expenses, lost earnings, and emotional trauma. Usually, a wrongful death claim is made on behalf of the deceased person by his or her surviving spouse, children, or parents. If you have lost a family member due to another’s negligence, it is vital that you consult with our firm about the situation surrounding such a death.
Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful deaths may occur due to medical malpractice, traffic accidents, train or airplane crashes, criminal attacks, workplace accidents, workplace exposure to dangerous conditions or substances, or deaths occurring during any supervised activity. Wrongful death statutes make it possible for those who depended upon the deceased person for financial or emotional support to sue for damages. There is usually a time period in which the suit must be filed or else the opportunity is lost. This time period usually starts running from the date of the incident or from the time the injured party became aware of the injury to their survival. Wrongful death cases are brought forward in civil court.
It is important to talk to one of our skilled New Jersey wrongful death lawyers about the specifics of your particular circumstances to determine if your family has a legitimate wrongful death case. At Williams Cedar, our legal team has vast experience handling accident and injury cases and can apply an abundance of experience, skills, and resources to your situation. Call us at 856-874-7500 or 215-557-0099 or contact us online.