If You’ve Lost Your Loved One, Get Help From Wrongful Death Attorneys Woodbridge NJ

If You’ve Lost Your Loved One, Get Help From Wrongful Death Attorneys Woodbridge NJ

There is no way to adequately compensate the survivors when they have lost a loved one. However, in practical terms, the family is suffering financially as well as emotionally. When Wrongful Death Attorneys Woodbridge NJ file a lawsuit on behalf of the family, this is the only way that survivors can be compensated for their losses.

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit is a type of personal injury lawsuit filed again the person legally responsible for the death. It’s possible for a personal injury lawsuit to convert to a wrongful death claim if the injured person dies. A wrongful death claim can be filed if:

     *     Someone is killed intentionally.

     *     Someone accidentally dies because of another’s negligence. The defendant can be a person, corporation or government.

     *     Someone dies from medical malpractice. This could be from a wrong or missed diagnosis or substandard care.

The worker’s compensation system, however, is the only way to pursue claims for workplace deaths and injuries.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

State law determines who is entitled to be named as a survivor, but normally survivors include the immediate family, the spouse, children or parents. The claim is filed by whoever is acting as a representative of the estate.

Who Can be Held Responsible for a Wrongful Death?

In some instances, a government agency or government employee is considered immune and cannot be held responsible for a wrongful death. Almost any other person, group, business and most government agencies or personnel can be named as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit.

For example, if someone leaves a bar drunk, drives away and gets in an accident that results in a fatality, those that could be held responsible might include:

     *     The driver

     *     The owner of the bar

     *     The bartender or servers

     *     The government agency that neglected to post a warning of a roadway hazard

     *     Those who designed or built a defective road

     *     Those in the manufacturing and distribution chain of a defective part in the vehicle

The Wrongful Death Attorneys at Harrell Smith & Williiams LLC in Woodbridge NJ have successfully recovered millions of dollars for those who lost a loved one. They will help you get the compensation that is due. Call to schedule a free consultation with these experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys Woodbridge NJ.

For more information visit http://hswfirm.com

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