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Wrongful Death Attorney in West Orange, New Jersey

When someone passes away as a result of the negligence of another individual or organization, the immediate family of the deceased may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the party who is responsible. Since the person who died as a result of the incident obviously cannot file a lawsuit against the persons involved, the immediate family members of the victim would be the beneficiaries of any compensation awarded. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, contact Brown Law, LLC to learn more about how we can help.

Causes of Wrongful Death in New Jersey

Any negligent act that results in the death of another individual may be considered wrongful death. In fact, even an intentional act of murder qualifies survivors of the victim to file a wrongful death action. Of course, wrongful death can happen for any number of reasons, whether it was intentional or not. The following are examples of negligent acts that can cause a wrongful death:

  • Automobile accidents may include truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, among others because of a negligent driver.

  • Medical negligence that results in the needless death of a patient can qualify survivors to file wrongful death actions against healthcare providers and facilities that fail to follow a reasonable standard of care.

  • Defective products cause consumers to pass away due to manufacturing faults, poor design or a lack of warnings. This type of incident can qualify survivors of the victim to file wrongful death claims against the manufacturer or other parties responsible for the product flaws.

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Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Case in NJ?

If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, a wrongful death case may be the best way to reduce some of the financial burdens associated with this tragic time. While this can’t bring your loved one back, it may mitigate some of the impacts. Wrongful death laws vary from state to state. In some states, only the representative of the deceased party’s estate can bring a wrongful death case. The state of New Jersey allows for certain family members who were financially dependent on the lost loved one to be permitted to pursue wrongful death lawsuits. These family members include:

  • Spouse

  • Minor children

  • Parents

  • Adult children

  • Siblings

  • Grandchildren

  • Nieces or nephews who may have relied on the deceased for financial support

Contact an Essex County Wrongful Death Attorney

If you tragically lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence, the legal team at Brown Law, LLC is here to help. Our firm truly understands how emotional this period of time is for you. We will act as advocates on your behalf so you can focus on your family during this time. We will keep our focus on recovering a maximum compensation award to help mitigate some of the financial burdens you are facing. For compassionate and dedicated legal service when it matters most, contact Brown Law, LLC today.