Wrongful Death Claims in New Jersey | What You Should Know


If your loved one died as a result of another person’s negligence, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Morris County wrongful death attorneys to learn what you should know about wrongful death claims in New Jersey.

How do you know if you have a valid wrongful death claim in New Jersey?

First of all, one should know who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit in the Garden State. Those eligible are the decedent’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children or grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Nieces or nephews

What can you fight for in a wrongful death claim in New Jersey?

It should go without saying that only survivors or the estate can receive monetary awards to compensate for economic damages resulting from the death. Such entities can recover a variety of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, including the following:

  • Loss of financial support, based on the compensation the deceased could reasonably have been expected to earn if he or she had lived
  • Loss of companionship, care, advice and guidance
  • The value of household services
  • Medical, funeral and burial expenses related to the deceased’s final illness or injury.

If you lost a loved one to another person’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you should reach out to a skilled Morris County personal injury attorney to discuss your next steps.

How can a Morris County personal injury attorney help you?

Having a competent legal professional working on your behalf can make all the difference in the success or failure of your effort to recover damages. He or she will help you collect, compile and present the evidence needed to prove your case in court. This evidence will come in the form of medical records related to the accident, statements from any and all witnesses to the accident, a copy of the police report and any photos and/or videos of the accident scene. No matter the strength of your case, precious few defendants will admit to their negligent or wrongful conduct and hand over the damages that they owe to the families of their victims. That is where a seasoned legal representative comes in. He or she will preserve your rights and fight to hold the defendant accountable.

This process can be time-consuming and complicated, so let us handle the paperwork. Please give us a call today.


If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an 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 Lutz Injury Law today.

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