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What is the statute of limitation for wrongful death lawsuits?

A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the deceased's relatives and dependents against the party responsible for the victim's death. The reasons for the lawsuit may include medical negligence, a car accident or even criminal wrongdoing. A wrongful death lawsuit, being civil in nature, has a lesser burden of proof than a case tried in criminal court. Like most other types of civil lawsuits, wrongful death cases are also subject to a statute of limitations, or time limit, for filing.

Manufacturers' liability per product liability law in New Jersey

Products liability is derived from the principle of negligence under tort law. If a consumer suffers an injury due to a defective product manufactured or sold by the manufacturer or retailer, that manufacturer or retailer may be liable for product liability.

How is worker's compensation defined under New Jersey Law?

When an employee or a worker suffers a work related injury, the employer may be held liable for worker's compensation. Under New Jersey law, a work related injury is defined as an injury caused during the course of authorized work. Thus, an injury caused at the workplace or during the course of carrying out a job outside the premises of the workplace may fall under the purview of work related injuries.

New Jersey hit and run may bring about a wrongful death action

A wrongful death is a fatality caused by the fault of one party. It may include medical malpractice, fatal motor vehicle accidents or any other kind of fatality. In a civil lawsuit filed for wrongful death, the burden of proof is lower than the "reasonable doubt" yardstick set for its criminal counterpart under New Jersey law.