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July 2015 Archives

Addressing the complexities of a wrongful death action

When a New Jersey resident dies due to a negligent act or failure of another to act to stop injury, then the victim's family and dependents may have the right to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit against the person whose negligent act led to the victim's death.

Initiating a wrongful death action following criminal charges

If a New Jersey resident dies due to a negligent act or because a necessary act to save a life was not performed, family members or loved ones of the deceased have the legal right to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be a civil legal remedy to counter a criminal legal proceeding related to a homicide or manslaughter charge. In many cases where a victim as died, criminal charges are levied by state authorities parallel to a lawsuit initiated by dependents of the deceased.

Chrysler could face fines over alleged product recall failures

Every manufacturer in the country, including those in New Jersey, is expected to make sure its products are safe when they reach the market. In cases where product defects are later discovered, manufacturers are generally expected to address the problem by notifying customers and then recalling the products if their defects are serious enough to threaten public health. Manufacturers thus have considerable responsibility in ensuring the safety of their customers. Most companies find that these practices also contribute to positive images that benefit them in the long run.

Overview of New Jersey’s wrongful death laws -- Part II

When the loss of a loved one is because of someone else’s negligence, New Jersey laws allow the surviving family members of the victims, and certain other people, to initiate a wrongful death action. How the action is executed is mentioned in the previous post on our blog. After the wrongful death action is completed and the surviving family members have obtained a favorable judgment, the next step involves distribution of the amount that has been awarded.

Overview of New Jersey's wrongful death laws-Part I

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences that a person can experience. The situation can be even more difficult for the deceased person's family members if the person passed away as a result of someone else's negligence. Fortunately, laws in New Jersey address the plight of such survivors.