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You can claim for a loved one's death in New Jersey

When someone you love or care about is killed in an accident due to the negligence of another person, then that person's death may be considered a wrongful death. When a wrongful death occurs, it's possible to make a claim for compensation on behalf of the person who has been killed and on behalf of the victims. For example, if you're the daughter of someone who is killed, then you could make a claim for the wrongful death, the loss of companionship and the costs associated with your loved one's death.

In wrongful death cases, you must be able to prove that the death was caused by negligence or misconduct. An example would be if there was a car accident due to a drunk driver's actions. That driver chose to drink, was intoxicated and got behind the wheel. That negligent act led to an accident that killed someone you love, making the death a wrongful death.

A wrongful death case has four elements. A human must have been killed, the death must have been due to harm caused due to negligence or intent, family members must have suffered financially and a personal representative must be present to launch the case.

There are a few kinds of monetary awards you can expect in a wrongful death case. Pecuniary losses are paid for things like a loss of income from the death. The jury can decide on an award based on the history of the victim and the family's current needs.

Our website has more information on wrongful death cases and what you need to do to start yours. With the right information, you can make the most out of this difficult time in your life.

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