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WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS--AN OVERVIEW

If your loved one has died because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, you have a right to pursue compensation for your losses. A lawsuit can't bring your loved one back, but it can minimize the financial hardship you suffer as a result.

Recovering Damages for Wrongful Death

Recovery Compensation after the Death of a Loved One

When a loved one dies because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, no amount of money can bring them back. No financial recovery can restore you to the life you had before their death. Nonetheless, you have a right to hold those responsible accountable for their actions, and you have a right to pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.

Millville, New Jersey - Child Drowns at Daycare

Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 15 month old child at Sunshine Daycare center Tuesday. Millville Police were dispatched shortly before 11 a.m. after the child fell into a goldfish pond - with water measuring less than one foot in depth.

Millville, New Jersey - Child Drowns at Daycare

Monmouth County Wrongful Death Attorneys

Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a 15 month old child at Sunshine Daycare center Tuesday. Millville Police were dispatched shortly before 11 a.m. after the child fell into a goldfish pond - with water measuring less than one foot in depth.

NJPD OFFICER KILLED IN READ END COLLISION

An on-duty NJPD officer clocking for speeders was killed last month when a tractor-trailer vehicle rear-ended his parked car on a highway shoulder, without attempting to stop prior to the impact - according to the roadway evidence at the scene. At the time of his death, Officer Christopher Goodell, 32, was the second officer to perish within the line of duty that month, said prosecutors.

LIABILITIES IN INTOXICATION ACCIDENTS

Drunk and impaired drivers can be held liable for any injuries and deaths they cause. In cases where a bar, restaurant, liquor store or party host serves alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person, who later causes an injury or fatal accident, that person or establishment can also be held liable under New Jersey's dram shop law. Here, it's important to thoroughly reconstruct the events that happened prior to a drunk driving accident in order to establish a timeline of when a drunk driver started drinking, how much he or she likely had, and the time frame involved. Reviewing bar tabs, credit card purchases, security camera footage (if available) and eyewitness testimony can shed considerable light on whether or not a drunk driver was visibly intoxicated when he or she was served alcohol.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE RULING PROTECTS THE RIGHTS OF THE INJURED

The medical malpractice insurance carrier must still cover a doctor who lied on his policy application and who is now being sued. A New Jersey appeals court published this ruling regarding the case of DeMarco v. Stoddard.

NJ Court Reinstates Bristol - Myers Wrongful Death Suits

Two-dozen wrongful death suits against Bristol-Myers Squibb Company were recently revived after a New Jersey federal judge ruled that a more lenient federal statute of limitations law should be applied to the cases. The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant, alleging the company failed to warn its neighbors about contaminated air and soil. However, the cases were dismissed in February  2013 after U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson said the state law applied and under New Jersey's Wrongful Death Act the lawsuits must be filed within two years after the death occurs. In September, 2013, U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Alpert ruled that federal law preempts a state law and the lawsuits have been reinstated. The lawsuits are filed in the in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey under Dyshelle Harris v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. et al., case number 3:11-cv-06004.

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