NJ Wrongful Death Attorney
If an accident results in serious injury, victims often have the right to financial compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for the accident. However, if an accident results in fatal injuries, the deceased victim is no longer able to file a claim on their own behalf. However, New Jersey law still provides relief for the family members who have suffered a tragic loss.
The sudden loss of a family member can change your entire world. It can not only cause significant grief and emotional suffering but can also create serious financial strain if the deceased person was a major financial contributor to the household. In addition, a family can suddenly face medical bills and funeral expenses that they were not expecting.
At the Law Offices of Kurt M. Resch, P.C., we understand that the last thing you may want to think about after a tragic loss is dealing with a wrongful death lawsuit in New Jersey. For this reason, our office is here to help you through every step of the legal process. We have been assisting people all through New Jersey with wrongful death claims for more than 30 years and have extensive experience in the courts in Bergen County, Passaic County, and Hudson County. We provide compassionate assistance so, if you have lost a loved one, please call us to learn more about how we can help your family.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death in NJ
Wrongful death can occur in many different ways, including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and Falls
- Premises liability
The specific legal issues in your wrongful death case will depend on the type of incident that caused the death and the specific party who was responsible. No matter what underlying issues are involved in your claim, we are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve for your loss.
Wrongful Death Cases
The first step in any wrongful death case is to determine whether the death was, in fact, “wrongful” under New Jersey law. A wrongful death is one that occurs due to one of the following:
- Another person or party’s intentional act
- Another person or party’s negligent behavior
Wrongful deaths stemming from intentional acts such as violent assaults are often easier to identify, especially if criminal charges for homicide also resulted from the incident. However, it may be significantly more difficult for family members to know whether a death was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Negligence occurs when a person fails to use reasonable care in a certain situation. Some examples of negligence that may lead to a wrongful death include:
- Shelving at a store is not secured properly and collapses on top of a patron
- A driver is texting and driving and hits a pedestrian
- A manufacturer sells a defective appliance that causes a deadly fire
- A drunk truck driver collides with a smaller vehicle and kills an occupant
Wrongful Death Attorney
An experienced wrongful death attorney can evaluate your case and determine whether negligence was involved in causing the accident. If so, an attorney can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf seeking compensation for both immediate and long-term financial losses and for emotional pain and suffering. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands how to negotiate a favorable settlement and who is willing to take your case to trial if it is necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve. This process can be complex and attorney Kurt Resch has the knowledge to make the process go as smoothly as possible for your family.
Call for a Free Consultation with a NJ Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
There is a lot at stake in any wrongful death case, including the financial and emotional well-being of your family. Not only can a successful wrongful death lawsuit provide substantial financial assistance but it can also provide a sense of justice that the responsible party was found liable for the accident. Attorney Kurt Resch understands how emotional the wrongful death process can be and, therefore, provides personal and dedicated service to every client. Our law firm has extensive experience with this type of case and you can depend on us to do everything in our power to help you recover for your loss. If you have lost a loved one and want to discuss whether you may have a valid claim for wrongful death under New Jersey law, call an experienced NJ attorney at the Law Offices of Kurt M. Resch at 201-488-5454 for help as soon as possible.
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