Blog: Wrongful Death

  • Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in New Jersey: Eligibility and Legal Guidance

    Dec 7, 2023

    Understanding Your Rights in the Wake of a Tragedy Experiencing the loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions is not only emotionally shattering but also brings significant financial challenges. In New Jersey, the legal system provides a pathway for certain family members to seek justice and compensation through a Eligibility Criteria for Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey Who is Entitled to File? New Jersey's legal framework for...
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  • How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works in New Jersey

    Aug 20, 2020

    Navigating a wrongful death lawsuit can feel incredibly overwhelming. Not only do you have to deal with the loss of your loved one, but you are also forced to navigate New Jersey’s legal system. If you are looking for information on wrongful death claims, it is also likely that you believe that someone else was to blame for their death, which can be even more difficult to manage. Understanding the details and requirements of a...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    Jun 13, 2019

    Wrongful Death Statistics The National Safety Council estimates that preventable injuries are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirms this fact and further explain how unintentional injuries took the lives of over 161,374 individuals throughout 2016. What is wrongful death, and what are the most common causes? When an unintentional injury causes death, does the family have any legal recourse? Read on to find out. What is...
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  • Challenges from Other Family Members in a Wrongful Death Settlement

    Mar 15, 2019

    If you are attempting to get compensation after losing a loved one in the form of a wrongful death settlement, there are some important things to be aware of that could affect how much you will personally receive if you win. In certain scenarios, other family members may challenge a wrongful death settlement and attempt to claim some of the funds from the case for themselves. They may claim they deserve a portion and attempt...
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  • Wrongful Death Suit: Who Can File?

    Jul 31, 2018

    There is nothing more shocking than an unexpected death of a friend, family member, or other loved one. Nothing can truly prepare you emotionally for that type of incident. It comes with shock, sadness and other feelings of loss. It sounds bad enough, but those feelings can get even worse if it turns out that the death of your loved one came about due to the negligence of another. If your loved one died because...
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  • Young Child in Blind Spot Accident Outside Lakewood NJ Apartment Complex

    Jan 5, 2017

    Lakewood police in Ocean County NJ are investigating the tragic death of a two-year-old child who died as a result of a car accident. The fatal incident occurred outside the Woodlake Manor Complex, which is located on Woodlake Manor Drive in Lakewood, New Jersey. According to law enforcement officials, the victim’s aunt, a 33-year-old Ocean County woman, was taking care of the boy. The woman was about to leave the apartment complex, but first she...
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  • NJ Transit Bus Accident on AC Expressway in Egg Harbor City

    Dec 15, 2016

    A woman from Egg Harbor City passed away after being struck by a bus while driving on the Atlantic City Expressway. The bus accident occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m. near mile post 3.2 on the AC Expressway in Pleasantville, New Jersey. The victim was driving a Honda westbound on the highway when she reportedly crashed into the back of an NJ Transit bus that was traveling on the 507 line and headed to a garage...
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  • Jim Carrey Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Connection with Suicide of Ex-Girlfriend

    Dec 6, 2016

    Hollywood star Jim Carrey is currently dealing with two wrongful death lawsuits related to the death of his former girlfriend. Carrey had an on-again, off-again relationship with Cathriona White. Shortly after the couple ended their relationship last year, White reportedly committed suicide. Mark Burton, White’s estranged husband, later filed a lawsuit against Carrey. The suit alleged that Carrey was partly responsible for White’s suicide because he lied to her about testing positive for sexually transmitted...
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