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New Jersey is a "No-Fault" State. What Does This Mean?

Car accident claims in New Jersey are handled using the no-fault insurance system. Under this system, accident victims will pay for medical treatment, losses, and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred from the accident using their own insurance policy. However, you do have options for pursuing injury claims under the no-fault system.

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Why Hiring an Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident is Important

Those who ride motorcycles are vulnerable due to the lack of protection of a vehicle body around them. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to hire a motorcycle accident attorney in Newark, New Jersey. A motorcycle on the road is no match for a vehicle that may weigh as much as 5,000 pounds.

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Why You Should Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident

There were nearly 277,000 reported auto accidents in New Jersey in 2019. More than 60,000 of these accidents resulted in injuries or death. There could have been hundreds more injured who never reported their injuries and were unable to file personal injury claims against negligent drivers.

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Help for Your Car Accident Claim

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, then you understand the damages and/or losses that can happen because of an accident.

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An Overview of Wrongful Death

When someone is killed due to the negligence of another there is a civil action commonly known as “Wrongful Death.” In New Jersey we have the Wrongful Death Act; N.J.S.A. 2A:31.

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What Are The Laws In New Jersey Regarding Wrongful Death Cases?

The Statute of Limitations in New Jersey for filing a wrongful death claim is exactly two years, and no more.

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What Are The Damages In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If the person who has been taken from the family was a wage earner, then the monies that were coming into the household are recoverable.

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Time Frame for Wrongful Death Cases

The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years. Attorney David Maran did settle one wrongful death claim in a little over a year for the loss of the mother of two adult children after she was run over and killed by a local DPW truck.

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FAQs Regarding Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death in New Jersey is based upon a statute, N.J.S.A. 2A:31-1-6, which permits a claim for the dependents of someone who is killed by the negligence of another to obtain monetary damages for their losses.

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Common Questions Regarding Damages In Wrongful Death Cases

You can recover punitive damages, when appropriate, in a wrongful death case. Many times, the defendant will not have any significant assets to take, and insurance never covers punitive damages.

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