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WRONGFUL DEATH IN NEW JERSEY--SOME BASICS

When your loved one has died because of the wrongful act of another person, the grief can paralyze you. But you have a right to pursue compensation for your losses-for the loss of support, the loss of companionship and guidance, and any out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the death. Here are some basic guidelines to help you understand and protect your rights in a wrongful death action in New Jersey.

THE TYPES OF DAMAGES IN A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT

If you have lost a loved one in New Jersey because of the negligence or carelessness of another person, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for your losses. See our blog on who may file a wrongful death action for more information.

NEW JERSEY'S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON PERSONAL INJURY

When you have a legal claim based on someone else's wrongful conduct, whether it's the failure to perform according to the terms of a contract, or a lawsuit for injuries sustained in an accident, you must file your claim within a specific period of time or it will be barred. There are a number of reasons for this rule, known as the statute of limitations. It helps ensure that evidence doesn't get lost and that memories don't fade. It also ensures that a person doesn't live for a long period of time with a potential claim hanging over his or her head.

Third Party Personal Injury Claims When You Are Hurt at Work

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Workers' Compensation in New Jersey--Part Two

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WHAT IS STRICT LIABILITY?

If you've been injured, chances are high that any lawsuit you file for damages willWhat-is-Strict-Liability-201x300.jpg be based on a legal theory of negligence-that the person who caused the injury did not act as a reasonable person would, and thereby caused you actual losses. But there are situations where you don't have to show negligence. In these instances, the concept of strict, or absolute, liability may apply.

COURT AFFIRMS MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AWARD IN ELEVATOR INJURY CASE

A New Jersey man and his wife are closer to receiving a $7.75 million damage award after the New Jersey Superior Court rejected arguments by an elevator company. The plaintiff, Richard Tufaro, a union master carpenter, was injured in 2005 when the elevator in which he was working dropped two floors without warning. He was injured while onsite at the Headquarters Plaza. Because of the injuries sustained in the fall, he has been unable to return to his former employment.

CASINO INJURIES NOT THAT UNCOMMON

A trip to Atlantic City-for many, it's the dream of a lifetime, for others it's a favorite escape, and for some it's a nightmare. Though the issue doesn't get a lot of media attention, casinos offer significant potential for serious injury. Here are just a couple examples.

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