Wrongful Death Lawyer in Middlesex County, NJ

If You Lost a Loved One Due to the Actions of Another

Call our Wrongful Death Lawyer in Central New Jersey for Help

It is never easy to lose a loved one. But our wrongful death lawyer in Middlesex, NJ knows that the pain and emotional suffering is magnified when a loved one is lost due to the reckless, careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another person or business. This is a tragic situation. Insurance adjusters and defense lawyers will try to protect their clients after the wrongful death of your loved one. Whether it is from a car crash, trucking wreck, construction accident, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, or any other type of serious incident, you deserve answers.

Here at Silverberg Law Firm LLC, we have over 30 years of experience representing residents of New Jersey in various types of legal claims. In this time of great uncertainty, after the loss of a loved one, ask our wrongful death lawyer in Middlesex County, NJ to help guide you through the process to ensure your family’s rights are protected. We offer detailed FREE initial consultation and you will not owe us a fee unless you receive a recovery.

Learn how we can begin to help your family after the loss of a loved one by dialing (732) 992-3000 today.

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We offer FREE consultations and can help advise you and your family. You could also you can also send us a message using our convenient “contact us” box available here.

We are located in Monroe Township, New Jersey. We have meeting locations available throughout New Jersey. We are happy to come to you or meet at a convenient meeting location near you. We also are happy to meet virtually or speak by phone.

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Financial Compensation After the Loss of a Loved One

The loss of a loved one can have significant impacts on a family, including economic and financial burdens the wrongful death causes. These may include medical costs, emergency room expenses, and hospital fees due to the incident, as well as the burial and funeral costs.  The largest economic loss may be loss of income .

New Jersey law allows a family a wide variety of damages to fairly compensate them. Specifically, New Jersey Stat. 2A: section 31-5 provides that a court or “the jury may give such damages as they shall deem fair and just with reference to the pecuniary injuries resulting from such death, together with the hospital, medical and funeral expenses incurred for the deceased” to the family of the deceased.

As such, our Central Jersey wrongful death lawyer may seek compensation for you including the following:

  • Burial costs
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of consortium, which is companionship, protection, guidance, care, comfort, and other society between spouses, but also the relationship between other family members like parents or children.
  • Loss of value of household help and maintenance, including mowing the lawn, shoveling snow, cleaning, groceries, laundry, etc.
  • Emergency medical costs and bills, including EMS/ambulance bills and treatment costs
  • Punitive damages in extreme and egregious cases of negligence, and
  • Other damages that may be related to the loss of a loved one that our wrongful death lawyer in Middlesex County, NJ could recover for you.

Wrongful Death Under New Jersey Law

In order to be entitled to financial compensation, an estate must establish that the death was indeed a wrongful death. Not every death is a “wrongful death” under New Jersey law. This means the first step to seeking compensation is to establish that your loved one’s death was a “wrongful death”.

Under New Jersey Stat. 2A: section 31-1, “[w]hen the death of a person is caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default” of another person, business, government agency, or other entity. The test to determine whether a death is indeed a “wrongful death” is whether the victim, if death he or she had not died from his injuries, would have been able to maintain an action against the liable party for compensation of such injuries.

If the victim would have been able to maintain a claim against the defendant for personal injuries, an estate may also be entitled to maintain a wrongful death action against the defendant. The best way to think about this type of liability is whether the family can stand in the shoes of their loved one and bring an action against the defendant.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Action in NJ?

Only certain individuals can stand in the shoes of their loved one to file a wrongful death action in New Jersey. The individuals who qualify are set forth in New Jersey Stat. 2A: section 31-2, and include the following individuals:

  • Executor appointed by a Last Will and Testament
  • Surviving children
  • Surviving siblings
  • Any individual who can demonstrate that he or she was “actually dependent” on the lost loved one, and
  • Surviving spouse
  • Surviving grandchildren
  • Surviving nieces or nephews
  • Anyone a court so deems appropriate and just if any of the above individuals are not available or do not exist.

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Action in New Jersey?

The loss of a loved one is nothing short of traumatic. Accordinlgy, one of the most difficult aspects of a wrongful death action is filing within the time limit set by the Legislature. This time limit is known as the “statute of limitations period”. Any claim that is filed outside of the statute of limitations period can generally be dismissed by the court.

Under New Jersey Stat. 2A section 31-3, the statute of limitations period to commence a wronged death action is (with some exceptions) generally 2 years after the death of the decedent (although this time period may be longer or shorter). This applies  to most claims based on negligence and criminal conduct. Families who have lost a loved one need to contact our wrongful death lawyer in Monroe Township, New Jersey promptly to ensure that their rights to compensation are protected.

There are situations in which the time to bring a claim may be shorter, and other situations in which it may be longer. Statutes of limitations are complicated. Do not rely your own analysis based on internet information. Call a wrongful death attorney without delay to avoid losing your rights to pursue a claim.

We have meeting locations available throughout New Jersey and are happy to come to you, meet virtually or speak by phone.

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Did You Lose a Loved one Due to the Negligent or Intentional Acts of Another? Call Silverberg Law Firm LLC

No amount of money can bring back a loved one. But we can try to ensure a family has the money to pay utility bills, make mortgage or rent payments, pay for education, and keep food on the table.

Silverberg Law Firm LLC can be your wrongful death lawyer in Central Jersey, including Middlesex County, Somerset County, Mercer County, Hunterdon County, Monmouth County and other parts of New Jersey. If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another, please call us today to learn how we can help you by calling us at (732) 992-3000. We offer FREE consultations and can help advise you and your family on what your rights may be. You could also you can also send us a message using our convenient “contact us” box available here.

Contact Silverberg Law Firm LLC

If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another, please call us today to learn how we can help you.

We offer FREE Consultations and can help advise you and your family on what your rights may be. You could also you can also send us a message using our convenient “contact us” box available here.

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