When a person dies because of someone’s negligence, the case that can be started is called Wrongful Death. Wrongful because the death is caused by some negligent, wrongful action, like a driver running through a red light, or some negligent, wrongful inaction, like a doctor failing to order a necessary test. The New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at Simonson Hess Leibowitz & Goodman are here to help, but only if you get to us before the short deadline in New Jersey wrongful death cases has expired.
Imagine the pain you would feel if you have a valid case due to the tragic loss of a loved one, but because you missed a legal deadline you cannot sue the wrongdoer. New Jersey has a deadline for wrongful death cases which is shorter than the deadline for a negligence case that does not result in death. The bottom line- you have only two short years from the date of death to start a New Jersey wrongful death case. The two-year deadline is absolute- the two years begin to run on the date of death even if you don’t know or could not reasonably know that the death was caused by someone’s negligence. One example that the New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at Simonson Hess Leibowitz & Goodman are aware of is the circumstance where a patient dies of cancer, and it is not until 18 months after the death that the family learns that a chest x-ray was misread, depriving their loved one of early treatment. The short deadline in New Jersey wrongful death cases comes into play in this instance, and there are only six months left to bring a lawsuit.
If you believe that a loved one has died as a result of a wrongful act, or if you even suspect that there was negligence involved, don’t delay- call for a free consultation with the New Jersey wrongful death lawyers at Simonson Hess Leibowitz & Goodman. Not only is the consultation free, but if you don’t receive any money, there is no fee of any kind.
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