Many times, accidents and their resulting injuries and damages can have more than one cause, or more than one responsible party. When the injury victim themselves are partially responsible, for example not wearing a seat-belt and subsequently being injured in a car accident, then their own responsibility can affect the total compensation they can recover… Read More
In general, when someone is injured on a property because of unsafe conditions like exposed wiring, uncovered sewer openings, loose steps, unmarked wet floors, etc, that injured party would file a premises liability claim against the property’s owner, maintenance staff, landlord, or potentially some combination of the responsible parties. These premises liability claims generally assume… Read More
While movies and television shows love to dramatize “the courtroom battle”, the fact of the matter is that over 90% of all personal injury and medical malpractice claims are concluded through a settlement, rather than decided through a jury verdict. This is due to the fact that there are advantages to reaching a settlement for… Read More
New Jersey car insurance policies operate on a “no fault” basis, meaning anytime a person is injured in a car accident, they are able to turn to their own car insurance provider for compensation for damages like medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, many drivers opt… Read More
While movies love to depict the epic courtroom battles that occur surrounding medical malpractice cases, statistics show that most medical malpractice cases are actually resolved through what is known as “a settlement”. Settlements are basically when the injured party and the insurance company of the negligent party decide to resolve the medical malpractice claim for… Read More
At The Law Office of Brian J. Levine, we understand that losing a love one is both heart-wrenching and life-changing. While we realize that while no amount of compensation will ever replace your loved one, it may help you to move through this difficult time by providing financial stability for you and your family. It can also furnish you with some peace that those responsible for contributing to your loved one’s death are held accountable. Our firm realizes that every case is different, and we are committed to working with you to help you achieve the maximum compensation for your financial and emotional losses.
Attorney Brian J. Levine has been a passionate advocate for personal injury victims and the families of those who have suffered wrongful death in New Jersey for almost 3 decades. As a highly recognized legal professional, he is among the fewer than 3% of lawyers in the state who are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Civil Trial Attorneys. Mr. Levine leverages his broad and deep knowledge of the law, as well as his extensive trial experience, to achieve millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. For instance, in April of 2008, Mr. Levine obtained a jury verdict of $4.2 million in Essex County, for the wrongful death of his client, which resulted from the negligent handling of a 911 call. With this landmark case, Mr. Levine established the law protecting victims of 911 operator negligence for the entire State of New Jersey.
To learn more about how our firm can help you recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, contact The Law Offices of Brian Levine in Somerset County, New Jersey at 908-524-0123. Mr. Levine will be happy to answer all of your questions and initial consultations are always provided free of charge.
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Over the course of his distinguished career, Attorney Brian J. Levine has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in damages for personal injury and wrongful death clients. He could not have achieved such successful results without the knowledge, experience, and dedication that he brings to each and every case. Mr. Levine has assisted clients who have lost family members due to negligent drivers, doctors, hospitals and medical facilities, property owners, businesses, individuals, and other organizations. These wrongful death cases may have arisen from:
Product liability: involving dangerous or defective products that lead to death
Understanding NJ Wrongful Death Law
Wrongful death is defined as the loss of a person’s life due to a willful or negligent act by another party. The “wrongful” act may have been committed by an individual, such as a reckless driver, or an organization, such as an employer, business, pharmaceutical company, or government entity. A wrongful death claim is made by the surviving family or loved ones of the deceased, who have lost the financial and emotional support of the victim. These claims can be made by the victim’s spouse, children, parents, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, or grandparents. The circumstances of each case will determine the appropriate party to file the claim, but typically, wrongful death actions are brought by those most affected financially and personally by the loss (i.e. the spouse or children).
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is two years from the date of the incident. This means that if you fail to meet this deadline, it is highly unlikely that you will ever have the opportunity to seek justice for the loss of your loved one. With this in mind, it is critical to speak with an experienced New Jersey wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Hunterdon County NJ Wrongful Death Lawyer for Answers
If your loved one lost his or her life as a result of someone else’s negligent or careless actions, you have legal options. Contact The Law Office of Brian J. Levine today at 908-524-0123 to schedule a free and confidential consultation regarding your potential wrongful death claim.
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