Imagine driving your motorcycle with someone you care about riding with you. Suddenly, a car pulls out from a driveway, not bothering to look if anyone's coming. Now, you've both been seriously injured. If your loved one has died following an accident like this in New Jersey, it's possible you have a case for compensation due to his or her wrongful death.
It's true that nothing you do now will be able to bring the person you love back, but you can seek compensation for the care you or she had to receive and the wages you've lost due to this situation. Compensation can provide a way to reduce stress while you go through rehabilitation or while you focus on funeral arrangements.
It's not fair that someone else's decision not to pay attention has cost you the love and affection of your family member. It can be frustrating to have to wait for investigations to complete and for police to move forward with a criminal case, but while you wait, you do have options. Compensation is possible through a civil lawsuit, so you can move forward with your life and focus on recovering from your accident and losses.
A wrongful death claim can be complicated; if the car that struck you was malfunctioning, you may be able to pursue compensation from a few sources, for instance. The driver may be liable or the manufacturer may be the one you want to take to court. Even poor workmanship by a mechanic could lead to the mechanic -- as the third party -- being liable for your accident. Our site has more information on what to do following a wrongful death; with help, you will be supported through this time of need.