Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Our Atlantic City personal injury attorneys help families dealing with the aftermath of wrongful death.

What You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of one or more parties. For example, if a hospital patient dies because a doctor did not provide the medical standard of care, surviving dependents may file a wrongful death claim. Another example could be if a passenger in a vehicle is killed by a defect. In such cases, if the deceased person had survived, they may have been able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Instead, their loved ones may file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims can be filed by a surviving spouse, parents, siblings, nieces, nephews or other parties who were dependent on the deceased person. Damages from a wrongful death lawsuit may pay for expenses that include: Medical and funeral expenses. Damages from a lawsuit may pay for the medical bills, funeral and burial expenses of the deceased person. For example, if…
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What If I Am Injured in a Construction Accident in NJ?

Earlier this month, a worker lost his life as a result of a construction accident in New Jersey. Per a WPIX-TV report, the worker was cleaning out the cement mixer on a truck when he was caught under the mixer’s drum, resulting in fatal injuries. Are Families of Construction Workers Killed on the Job Eligible for Workers’ Comp? Construction accidents can happen because of the negligence of a construction company, product manufacturer or a third party, such as a contractor or subcontractor. In some cases, the families of employees killed in construction accidents may be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits in the wake of the incident. However, the workers’ comp process can be slow and complicated. In addition, in many situations, applicants are denied benefits and must turn to the appeal process to recover workers’ comp benefits. Workers’ compensation may not be the only option for the families of…
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Are There Safety Measures to Prevent People from Falling Off Escalators?

Recently, an escalator accident at the World Trade Center’s Oculus claimed the life of a 29-year-old New Jersey woman. Per NJ.com, the woman, who was a resident of Hudson County, fell off the escalator as she attempted to grab a hat her twin sister had dropped. After falling over the side of the escalator, she fell to the main concourse. The 29-year-old woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, where she was later pronounced dead. What Safety Measures Are in Place to Prevent Escalator Accidents? While there are safety measures, such as handrails and emergency stop buttons, to help prevent escalator accidents, there is no way to avoid an escalator accident that occurs due to a manufacturer or property owner’s negligence. Tips for Staying Safe While Riding an Escalator Here are tips for safely riding properly maintained and operated escalators: Always leave one hand free to grip the handrail…
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