Wrongful Death

New Jersey Wrongful Death Attorneys

Helping Families Obtain the Justice They Deserve

The loss of a loved one can be an emotional experience, especially when their death was caused by someone else's negligence or reckless actions. If another person or entity was responsible for the death of your loved one, you might be able to file a claim against the responsible party. Taking legal action in a wrongful death case can help you recover compensation for damages you suffered as a result of your loved one's injury. Unfortunately, these types of matters can be complex and the burden rests on you to prove that the loss was caused by the other party.

At Bendit Weinstock, P.A., we are here to provide the compassionate and dedicated legal help you need to bring a wrongful death claim. We have over 60 years of combined experience and have effectively handled these types of cases. We know that, although the legal processes are the same, every situation is unique, which is why we will take the time to get to know you and your circumstances and build a solid legal strategy on your behalf. Our team will be dedicated to your case and will work toward recovering fair and just compensation for you.

Schedule a free consultation by calling us at (973) 736-9800.

When Must a Wrongful Death Case Be Filed?

If your loved one lost their life because of someone else's wrongful act or negligence, you must file a claim within a certain amount of time, otherwise, you may forfeit your right to hold the responsible party liable for their actions or inactions. Under New Jersey law, the statute of limitations for pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit is two years. If you attempt to take civil action after that time, the court may dismiss your case.

Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process of initiating a wrongful death claim. We can help ensure that you follow the legal steps for your case and meet deadlines for submitting documents. At Bendit Weinstock, P.A., we can relieve the stresses of taking civil action so you can focus on what's important.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In New Jersey, wrongful death claims are typically filed by an administrator or executor of the decedent on behalf of the surviving family members. Compensation may be distributed to the surviving spouse or a person who was dependent on the decedent.

At Bendit Weinstock, P.A., we will go over the laws to help you understand if you can initiate a claim and who may be entitled to recover damages.

What Type of Damages Can Be Recovered?

Compensation in a wrongful death claim is awarded to cover losses and expenses (referred to as damages) the surviving family members sustained.

The type of damages that can be recovered depends on the specifics of the circumstances, and could include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of financial support
  • Medical expenses

Our attorneys can thoroughly review your case to determine the type of damages that may be recovered and the amount to demand on your behalf.

How Do I Know if I Have a Wrongful Death Case?

When you initiate a wrongful death claim, you must show that the other person failed to act in a reasonable and/or responsible manner, which caused the loss of your loved one.

The burden rests on you to prove that:

  • The responsible party owed your loved one a duty of care
  • They breached that duty
  • Their actions resulted in your loved one's death
  • You suffered damages as a result

Our team will investigate your case and collect evidence to establish proof that the responsible party caused your loved one's death.

Get the Legal Representation You Need from Bendit Weinstock, P.A.

The legal system can be complicated and trying to navigate it while also grieving your loved one can be challenging. Our New Jersey wrongful death attorneys will be by your side every step of the way, working toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.

For focused and dedicated legal counsel, call us at (973) 736-9800 or contact us online.

Our Case results

The Standard of Legal Excellence Since 1957
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  • Constuction Site Accident $5,600,000
  • Negligent Storage of Drugs $5,400,000
  • Negligent Maintenance of School Gym Equipment $4,500,000
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  • Hospital Malpractice $4,000,000
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  • Emergency Room Malpractice $3,615,000
  • Sporting Goods Injury $3,600,000
  • Emergency Room Malpractice $3,250,000
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What Sets our firm apart?

  • Personalized Attention

    Our lawyers treat every client with the highest respect and handle cases personally instead of passing them off to a paralegal.

  • Results-Driven Approach

    Our attorneys are committed advocates for our clients.

  • Award-Winning Attorneys

    Our experienced attorneys have been widely recognized for their excellence within their respective legal fields.

  • Experience on Your Side

    Founded in 1957, we are proud to be one of theĀ oldest and most experienced law firms in the state.

Over 60 years of service

Bendit Weinstock, P.A. is a premier firm in New Jersey representing clients in a variety of legal matters. Established in 1957, it is one of the oldest and most experienced law firms in the state.