Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of others? Under NJ law, a wrongful death is a death caused by someone else’s careless, reckless or deliberate actions. Usually wrongful deaths are caused by accidents that could have been prevented if the people, businesses or organizations responsible had been reasonably careful. Nearly any type of fatal accident or incident can be a wrongful death claim in NJ including car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian or even bicycle accidents. Other causes are medical malpractice, lack of security to prevent violent crime, and even occupational exposure to toxins. A wrongful death lawsuit can never bring back your loved one or right the wrong that resulted in their passing, but it can help if you were plunged into financial crisis by this loss. In some cases, an NJ wrongful death lawsuit can compensate you for emotional losses.