Ocean County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful deaths unfortunately happen everyday throughout the United States and Ocean County, New Jersey is no exception. A sudden death of a loved one can cause unbearable grief and hardship that a wrongful death victim’s family will endure for the rest of their lives. Surviving without a spouse, child or parent will be challenging, and to make matters worse, the financial hardships of losing someone will only add to the loss. This is especially true when the death is unexpected and caused by the reckless or careless acts of another person or corporation. If a loved one has been killed in Ocean County, call me, Joseph Monaco, Ocean County Wrongful Death Lawyer, to get the legal assistance you need to get through this trying time in your life.
Under New Jersey law, surviving family members are entitled to bring claims for monetary compensation resulting from the wrongful death. Claims may be pursued to recover the victim’s lost wages and medical expenses plus compensation for pain and suffering following the trauma causing accident. In addition, family members may pursue claims to recover the financial support they would have received from the victim but for the wrongful death. They may also seek the market value of the services, assistance, care, training, guidance, advice, counsel, and companionship the victim would have otherwise provided them.
Find the Right Ocean County New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyer
When choosing a wrongful death lawyer, you should not only look for a trial lawyer with extensive experience but also one with compassion and understanding. These qualities will ensure that your case is handle effectively including taking on the big insurance companies and corporations. As a 2nd Generation Trial Lawyer with over twenty five years of experience, I have made it my life long mission to protect the rights of those who do no have the skill or experience to protect themselves. I not only understand the legal aspects of a wrongful death case but the emotional ones as well, and I will work tirelessly to make sure your family achieves justice.
Ocean County Wrongful Death Statute of Limitation
Civil cases including wrongful death claims have time limits under New Jersey law. These limits are known as Statutes of Limitation. As a general rule, New Jersey provides family members two years to file suit in a wrongful death case. This means a family has exactly two years from the date of the loss to file suit in the Superior Court of New Jersey or Federal District Court for New Jersey. There may be exceptions if the cause of death is initially unknown; however, most cases will be dismissed if not filed within two years. Further, it is never a good idea to wait the full two years before hiring an Ocean County Wrongful Death Lawyer to protect your rights including conducting a full investigation of the cause of death. Evidence could be lost or destroyed and witness memories of the event could fade.
Call our Ocean County Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
You may call me or text me at 609-277-3166 for a Free Consultation offering my over 25 years of experience as a 2nd Generation Trial Lawyer. I handle cases throughout Ocean County including areas such as Brick, Toms River and Lakewood.