Wrongful death is defined as an incident in which a person is killed as the result of someone else’s recklessness, negligence, or intentional harm. The New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyers at the Baxter Law Firm have helped the families of many individuals who have died a wrongful death, and we understand the traumatic nature of such an event.
The most common circumstances that result in a wrongful death include:
These are just a few of the possible causes of a wrongful death. Liability for an accident or death is a complex issue; knowledgeable personal injury attorneys can determine whether the family of the deceased may have a valid wrongful death case.
The husband or wife, children and parents of the deceased are among those who may pursue legal action for wrongful death. If a minor child would be the appropriate person to file a wrongful death claim, he or she will need an adult guardian to act on his/her behalf.
No matter what the circumstances of a wrongful death, the family members left behind will be faced not only with the shock and heartache of losing a loved one; many difficult financial challenges are ahead, including costs and losses such as:
New Jersey and federal statutes of limitations provide deadlines for filing a wrongful death claim. If you suspect or know that the death of your family member was a wrongful death, contact us today to explore your legal rights.
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