Wrongful Deaths

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The unexpected death of a family member or loved one can be truly shocking. This can be an even more traumatic experience if the death was the result of someone else’s negligence. We understand that the pain and worry can be overwhelming and it is our job to help ease as much of that as possible. At McKenna Law, you will be met with compassion, care, and sympathy, while at the same time we will be relentlessly pursuing justice that you and your family deserve.

Can You File A Civil Suit For Wrongful Death?

In New Jersey, if someone’s death is the result of another person’s negligence, the law provides that the deceased person’s family members or beneficiaries can bring a claim for what is commonly referred to as wrongful death. Essentially, this action involves demanding justice in the form of compensation for the loss of a loved one.

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What Damages Are Awarded In A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Unfortunately, no amount of money will bring back a lost loved one. However, family members and beneficiaries deserve justice and deserve to be compensated for their loss. At McKenna Law, we will aggressively fight on the behalf of bereaved family members to ensure justice. New Jersey Wrongful Death Statute allows for the following losses to be recovered:

  • Loss Of Financial Support
  • Loss Of Value Of Household Services Like Childcare And House Upkeep
  • Loss Of Companionship
  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral And Burial Expenses
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What Is The Statute Of Limitations On Filing A Wrongful Death Suit?

In New Jersey, civil matters often have a time limit, commonly referred to as statute of limitations, that requires that civil claims be filed with the court within a certain amount of time after an accident or incident. It should be noted that every incident is different and certain factors could potentially impact the statute of limitations of wrongful deaths, but generally speaking, in New Jersey, a wrongful death case must be filed within two years of the date of the deceased person’s death.

There are many factors which could impact and change the specific statute of limitations for wrongful death cases and due to this it is extremely important that you contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after the loss of a loved one to ensure that you do not miss those deadlines.

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Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim In New Jersey?

After the death of a family member or loved one, you may find yourself asking can I sue for wrongful death? The correct answer is often complicated and it takes an experienced attorney to investigate and analyze the facts to determine if someone is eligible to sue for wrongful death.

The following are individuals that may receive compensation in a NJ Wrongful Death Case:

  • The Surviving Spouse
  • The Decedent’s Children And/Or Grandchildren
  • Surviving Siblings Of The Deceased Person
  • Surviving Parents Of The Deceased Person
  • Nieces And/Or Nephews Of The Deceased Person
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How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Wrongful Death Lawyer In New Jersey?

We do not believe that it is fair that you would have to pay out-of-pocket for an attorney immediately after dealing with the loss of a loved one. Instead, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not get paid unless you win. Our free is simply a percentage of the settlement or verdict that we obtain for you.

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New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you believe that a person or company may be responsible for the death of a family member or loved one, McKenna Law has the experience, resources and compassion to help you during this difficult time. We will aggressively fight to make sure that you are compensated for your loss. The statute of limitations only allows for you to file a claim within a limited period of time, so do not delay contacting our office for your free case evaluation.

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