Wrongful Death Law in New Jersey is quite complex. The decedent may be entitled to damages while they had been alive depending on the manner in which they died. In addition to the rights of the decedent during his or her life, the beneficiaries and dependents of the decedent also have rights which are distinct from those of the decedent him or herself.
Not only will you be dealing with the emotion of having lost a loved one but there is also the sudden change of circumstances to which you must readily adapt: being sudden loss of income, loss of guidance, loss of companionship, inability to pay bills, the handling of Real Estate matters and possibly the matter of continuation of a business that the decedent may have owned or been involved in. For each of these unique areas you need a professional well versed in this area of law to assist you. Howard Crane has worked with the families of deceased individuals for many years and is fully familiar with the issues that you face and the proper manner in which to handle them.