Nobody ever wants to think about the day they will lose a loved one. It’s both heartbreaking and frightening. However, when a loved one dies due to another party’s carelessness, the wrongful death is all the more unforgivable. Though your primary concern is balancing taking care of business with taking care of your family, the overwhelming costs of medical bills, a funeral service, and more, may prove too much. This is why people often look to recover financial compensation to help ease the financial burden of their loss. If you find yourself in a situation where you are dealing with a loved one’s untimely death, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
Can I recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one?
Wrongful death means that your loved one lost his or her life due to another party’s negligence. Usually, wrongful deaths occur in car accidents, construction accidents, instances of medical negligence, or at the hands of a defective product. If you can prove that your loved one’s life was cut short due to another party’s negligence, you will most likely recover the compensation you need.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
To prove another party’s negligence, you must first hire an experienced attorney. From here, your attorney will work to recover security camera footage of the accident as it happened, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the accident, witness statements to verify your claim, medical documents regarding your loved one’s injuries, and more. You may file a wrongful death claim if you are your loved one’s spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandchild, or a niece or nephew who relied on your loved one for financial support.
What is the statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, which means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. This is why you cannot wait. If you fail to act, there is a very good chance you will be denied the financial compensation you need. This is why you must reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys as soon as possible so we can get the ball rolling.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you tragically lost a loved one as a result of another party’s negligence, the legal team at McNerney & McAuliffe is here to help. Our firm truly understands how emotional this period of time is for you. We will act as advocates on your behalf so you can focus on your family during this time. We will keep our focus on recovering a maximum compensation award to help mitigate some of the financial burdens you are facing. For compassionate and dedicated legal service when it matters most, contact the attorneys at McNerney & McAuliffe today.