Mercer County NJ Wrongful Death Attorneys
With Offices in Trenton and Pennington, New Jersey
Serious accidents often result in personal injury claims by injured parties. However, the most tragic outcome of an accident is the wrongful death of another person. One of the most difficult things to deal with in this world is the death of a loved one. The loss can be even harder to take when your loved one was killed as a result of someone else’s negligence. Whether the death was caused by another person’s carelessness or their deliberate actions, survivors deserve some form of justice. Although your loss can’t truly be measured, it is still important for you to be compensated for your loss. Beyond that, it is important for you to hold the responsible parties accountable for their failures.
Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a highly respected law firm with more than 40 years of experience helping accident victims in New Jersey. Our personal injury lawyers represent clients in wrongful death and survival action claims in Hamilton, East Windsor, and everywhere else in Mercer County, NJ. We certainly understand that legal matters may not be foremost on your mind right now; that’s why we will take the time needed to handle your legal claim and all of the necessary paperwork while you take care of the much more important family matters. Call KCR to speak with a member of our legal team and let us help you during this difficult time.
Causes of Wrongful Death in Mercer County NJ
Wrongful death in New Jersey can be caused in a number of settings. Moreover, the circumstances of every wrongful death claim are unique.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death in New Jersey include:
- Car Accidents: Driver negligence is often responsible for deadly motor vehicle accidents.
- Truck Accidents: Large trucks and other commercial vehicles pose unique safety risks to other drivers.
- Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle riders are more likely to be seriously injured and/or killed in accidents because they are not protected by the body of a car.
- Bicycle Accidents: Motor vehicle drivers need to be extremely careful on the road because bicycle riders can be difficult to see at night or during inclement weather.
- Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians are relatively unprotected in the event of a motor vehicle accident.
- Construction Accidents: Construction sites are extremely dangerous and pose safety risks to workers and passersby.
- Hazardous Property Conditions: Filing a premises liability claim may be the only way to hold negligent property owners accountable for failing to take steps to fix property defects.
- Inadequate Security: Certain commercial property owners have a legal obligation to protect employees, customers, and other visitors against violent assaults.
- Medical Malpractice: Medical professionals should be held to the highest possible standard when it comes to treating your loved one.
- Defective Products: A product liability claim may be necessary to ensure that manufacturers meet their legal obligation to provide the public with safe products.
- Prescription Errors: Doctors and nurses who administer the incorrect medication can exacerbate a patient’s medical condition and possibly cause wrongful death.
Securing Compensation for Wrongful Death in Lawrence NJ
Parents, spouses, and children are allowed to file wrongful death lawsuits in New Jersey. Depending upon the circumstances, other family members, such as siblings, may also be able to file a wrongful death suit.
Wrongful death law is incredibly complex, with a number of different statutes and mechanisms available to survivors. For example, there are two different types of claims in New Jersey:
- Claims brought under the New Jersey Wrongful Death Act. Keep in mind that these claims only allow for the recovery of financial losses; other damages, such as emotional distress, must be recovered in separate tort actions. Wrongful death claims are intended to cover only the pecuniary, or monetary, losses that the decedent would have been expected to provide to the survivors.
- Claims known as “Survival Actions.” Survival action claims allow survivors to seek damages for their deceased loved one’s pain and suffering, medical bills leading up to their loved one’s death, and funeral expenses. These claims must be filed by the administrator or executor of the decedent’s estate.
Regardless of the type of claim you might file, it is imperative that you speak with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney who is prepared to work you personally and help you understand these complex issues.
Call our Princeton NJ Wrongful Death Attorneys for Immediate Assistance
The compassionate personal injury attorneys at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson are prepared to assist you with your wrongful death case and help you make all necessary legal decisions. Call us today to discuss your unique situation, or email us to schedule a free consultation at our offices in Trenton or Pennington, New Jersey.