Cumberland County New Jersey Wrongful Death Lawyer
Joseph Monaco, 2nd Generation Trial Lawyer
Call me at 609-277-3166
If a loved one has been wrongfully killed in Cumberland County, New Jersey due to the recklessness or negligence of another person or business, New Jersey law permits the family to bring a claim against those responsible for the death. With all of the emotional hardship caused by an unexpected death, you probably have not had time to think about pursing a wrongful death case. Under New Jersey’s statutes of limitation, wrongful death cases usually need to be filed in the Superior Court or Federal District Court within two years of the incident causing the death. However, a proper investigation of the cause of the death needs to be started as quickly as possible before evidence is lost or destroyed and before witnesses’ memories fade. Call me, Joseph Monaco, Cumberland County Wrongful Death Lawyer, to learn how I can help your family seek compensation to ease the financial burdens caused by your loss.
Cumberland County Wrongful Death claims are civil matters that seek monetary compensation for the victim’s family members. Wrongful Death cases are not criminal actions, which would be pursued by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. Because these cases are civil matters it is not required that malicious intent be proven. The legal standard is whether the wrongdoer’s actions more likely than not caused the wrongful death.
Elements of a Cumberland County Wrongful Death Case:
- A loved one has been killed
- That the death was caused by intent, recklessness or negligence
- That family members have suffered financially from the loss of income or services, assistance,
care, training, guidance, advice, counsel and companionship that was provided by the victim, and
- That an Estate has been opened with the Surrogate’s Office to legally pursue the claim
No one can put a price tag on the value of someone’s life, but I will work tirelessly to achieve the highest monetary award possible under applicable New Jersey law. Unfortunately, the insurance companies or big corporation’s goal is to save money and pay as little as possible. They will try to settle by offering an amount which is far less than what is proper. That’s why it is important to hire me to be your Wrongful Death Lawyer as soon as possible. My office will help relieve some of the stress caused by your unexpected loss of your loved one by handling all aspects of the claim. From taking phone calls to hiring top notch experts to prove fault and damages. If a fair offer is not made, I will not hesitate to try the case before a jury of your peers to make sure your family achieves justice for your loss.
Call me toll-Free at 855-Joe-Legal for a Free Consultation offering my over 25 years of experience as a Trial Lawyer. I also offer the No Recovery, No Fe Guarantee.