Monmouth County Wrongful Death Attorney
Tragically, individuals are killed in car accidents and slip and fall accidents in Monmouth County. A wrongful death lawsuit may result from a tragic death which occurs. In many circumstances, when a wrongful death lawsuit is filed as a result of a wrongful death that occurs in Monmouth County, the lawsuit is filed in the Monmouth County Superior Court which is located in Freehold, New Jersey. If you or someone you know would like to speak to one of our Monmouth County Wrongful Death Attorneys call us today.
Wrongful Death Act
The New Jersey wrongful death act is codified under N.J.S.A. 2A:31-1. The wrongful death act specifically permits damages for the economic losses and pecuniary losses that a family will suffer after the individual passes away. A jury may award damages for the loss of guidance advice and or counsel that the decedent may have provided to his or her family in the course of either personal or business decisions. Additionally, any lost income or lost earning potential of the decedent is recoverable in a Monmouth County wrongful death lawsuit. Lost future earnings are often an area of a wrongful death case that is disputed between the two parties. In considering future earnings, the jury can obviously consider the earnings of the decedent at the time of his or her death. However, the jury may also consider the individual’s potential future earnings taking into account promotions and or raises throughout the individual’s career. Additionally, the jury can consider the time in which the decedent would have likely continued working. Often times, both the plaintiff and the defendant will hire expert economists to testify about the future earnings of the decedent.
The New Jersey survival act is codified under N.J.S.A. 2A:15-3. A survival action is the type of action that allows for compensation to be paid to the victim’s family for any type of pain and suffering that occurred between the negligent act and the time of death. The survival action takes into account any minute, hour, day or year that the victim suffered before death. This action allows the jury to consider both the physical and emotional pain of the decedent before they passed away.
If your family has suffered the tragic loss of a loved one and you would like to speak to one of our Monmouth County wrongful death attorneys contact our office day or night. Our attorneys are compassionate and aggressive attorneys. Call us today.