Wrongful Death

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer is dedicated to pursuing claims seeking full compensation for family members who have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence or wrongful acts of another.

These claims include deaths resulting from automobile accidents, medical negligence, on-the-job accidents, railroad accidents, bicycle accidents, as well as accidents and deaths caused by asbestos and other unsafe products

At Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, we are serious lawyers who will bring our considerable resources and experience together for the benefit of the aggrieved family.

The death of a loved one creates a devastating time for the family. The agony of the loss is compounded when death is caused by the wrongful acts of another. Not only is there the mental anguish understandably associated with the wrongful death, but there are often medical or hospital expenses and funeral expenses which must be addressed, as well as the loss of financial support by the decedent.

New Jersey has statutes that deal specifically with establishing compensation for wrongful death. These statutes identify who can bring a claim for wrongful death, survivors who can be compensated when there is a wrongful death, and establish the damages that are recoverable. New Jersey also provides a shortened Statute of Limitations for wrongful death claims, requiring these claims must be brought within two years of the death.

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