Middlesex County Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorney in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Losing a loved one can be hard for the entire family, especially when the death was unexpected and the result of someone else’s negligence. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze is prepared to act as a trusted and compassionate legal resource after losing a loved one due to the negligence of another party. Our firm understands how hard this period of time can be. While you focus on your family, let us focus on recovering compensation for the loss of your loved one. Of course, no amount of compensation will be able to bring the back but it may help offset some of the financial burdens their passing caused. If you need a team of experienced and compassionate attorneys for your wrongful death case in New Jersey, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today.

Causes of Wrongful Death

Unfortunately, there are a variety of ways that a person can lose their life because of someone else’s negligence. Wrongful death cases in New Jersey can only be brought if the death was caused by a “wrongful act, neglect or default.” Some of the many scenarios that can result in a wrongful death include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, criminal acts, defective products, and more.

Who can bring a wrongful death case?

In the state of New Jersey, only certain people are permitted to bring a wrongful death case against the other party. Only those who were financially dependent on the deceased person are permitted to take legal action against the negligent party. Some of the people who may take legal action include the spouse and any minor children, as well as parents, adult children, siblings, grandchildren, and nieces or nephews who relied on the deceased party for financial support.

Statutes of Limitations

If you plan to take legal action for wrongful death, it is important that you do so within the state of New Jersey’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations serves as a deadline for which you must file your claim. In New Jersey, you must file a wrongful death claim within 2 years of the date of the individual’s passing.

Recovering Damages for a Wrongful Death

If your case is successful, you will be able to recover significant damages that can assist in offsetting some of the financial burdens of losing your loved one. Some of the damages that the eligible parties may be able to recover in a lawsuit include:

  • Loss of future financial support that the deceased party would have brought in over their lifetime
  • Funeral expenses
  • Any medical expenses that may incur prior to their passing
  • Loss of relationship, companionship, or emotional support that came from the deceased party

Contact a Middlesex County Wrongful Death Attorney

If you have tragically lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze has years of experience representing clients who have suffered a tragic loss. If you need an experienced and compassionate legal team that can help you recover compensation for the loss of your loved one during this challenging time, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today.

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

  What You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey

Pedestrian accidents occur more than you might think. Most pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers who are not paying attention to the road in front of them. To be more vigilant, learn how these accidents might occur and what to do if you have been involved in an accident…

Read More
  What You Should Know about Motorcycle Accidents

A part of being a motorcycle driver is to understand the risks that you take being on the road compared to most other drivers. Because you are more exposed to the elements, your risk of being injured after being in an accident is high. Being prepared for a situation like…

Read More
  What You Need to Know About Car Accidents in New Jersey

What are the most common causes of car accidents? What should I do after getting into a car accident? Are these questions you've asked yourself so you can be better prepared on the road? Continue reading to discover the best ways to be prepared after getting into an accident so…

Read More