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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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Why Should Someone Contact An Attorney In A Trucking Accident?

People must get medical attention immediately and deal with the obvious first, which is getting the appropriate first aid and emergency care.

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What Kind Of Evidence Is Important In Trucking Accidents?

If you can remember to jot all pertinent info as in license number of all involved vehicles that will assist the Police department on many levels. Another option is to take photos with your cell phone.

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Personal Injury Claims In Trucking Accidents

Damages are comprised of economic damages that could be loss of wages, it could be repair of the vehicle, it could be loss of property, things that are equated to money. Pain and suffering is much different.

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How Is Fault Determined In A Trucking Accident?

You always sue the driver and the owner of the truck. However, it can get more involved than that. Large trucks that don’t have appropriate mirrors can often get involved in serious accidents.

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