What to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey


If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of the other, our firm is here for you. Reach out to our dedicated New Jersey personal injury attorneys today to discuss wrongful death claims and how we can best serve you during this devastating time.

Who can bring a wrongful death claim in New Jersey?

A wrongful death claim arises if an individual passes away as a direct result of another’s negligence. When someone loses a loved one due to wrongful death, they may want to pursue legal action to receive financial compensation to ease some of the burdens that have been faced with. However, it is essential to understand that the surviving family members do not get to keep all of the compensation inherited from the lawsuit. Rather, according to New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act, any damages recovered from legal action taken following a wrongful death would be attached to the amount of money being separated to all dependents. This suggests that if you are granted 50 percent of the estate, any money gained from a wrongful death lawsuit would be attached to the total estate and your claim would be 50 percent of the additional money. Moreover, if you are not named in the will, or otherwise not entitled to a share of the decedent’s estate, you are not allowed to keep any of the money collected from a successful wrongful death lawsuit. However, if you can prove you were financially dependent on the person who passed away, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case today. Our dedicated legal team is prepared to help you through this trying time.

What type of compensation can I recover after a wrongful death incident?

If you are facing the loss of a loved one who passed away as a result of another’s negligence, you can rely on our legal team. At Lutz Injury Law, our attorneys have the dedication and knowledge required to bring the responsible party to justice for his or her actions. In doing so, you may be able to receive financial compensation to resolve any financial difficulties you or your family has faced due to this loss. Our firm will provide you with the commitment and aid you need during this time. There are several kinds of compensation you may receive, some of the most common includes:

  • The loss of care, guidance, and companionship
  • Medical expenses
  • The loss of any future income

Our firm understands that money does not bring back loved ones, however, receiving justice for a tremendous loss can provide a family with the peace they need to move forward, while the financial compensation can allow you pay off burdening financial expenses as you grieve.


If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an automobile accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!

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