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Has The Amount of Wrongful Death Lawsuits Increased In New Jersey?

The state of New Jersey has its own laws concerning wrongful death lawsuits. New Jersey defines a “wrongful death” as a death caused by wrongful action, negligence, or disregard of another party. In other words, a wrongful death claim is equal to a personal injury claim, but the injured person is no longer able to

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Could This New Jersey Doctor Be Sued for Prescribing Pain Medication?

New Jersey’s attorney general is working to suspend the license of a doctor who prescribed a lethal dose of fentanyl “off-label” to a patient. Fentanyl is actually meant to be prescribed to cancer patients who are suffering from bouts of pain despite the use of other opioids. While the patient did suffer from neck and

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How Did This College Student Die On Her Way to New Jersey?

An 18-year-old graduated in the class of 2015 from Moorestown, New Jersey and began attending Arcadia University in Pennsylvania as a communications major. Her friends describe her as a friendly, outgoing person and she had her whole life ahead of her. That is, until a tragic truck accident took her life. Last month, the student

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Police Officer Pleads Guilty to North Brunswick Accident that Killed One

A North Brunswick police officer admitted in court on November 13 to joyriding on duty in a sports car that killed his passenger and fellow officer in August of 2008 in Middlesex County. Keith Buckley pleaded guilty to official misconduct and admitted to driving a high-powered Dodge Viper on August 12, 2008 while on duty

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Man Arrested in Relation to North Brunswick Accident that Killed One

A man has been arrested after a 22-year-old man was killed in a high speed North Brunswick crash on September 28. Shareef Holder, 28, was arrested with bail set at $1 million after police determined he was the cause of the crash that killed Luis Rodriguez. Holder caused a different New Brunswick crash earlier on

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Bus Driver Acquitted in Trial for Negligent Homicide

A bus driver was acquitted of homicide charges in Syracuse in the wrongful death of four passengers who died after a bus accident. The driver stuck an overpass in upstate New York in September of 2010, according to the Associated Press. John Tomaszewski, a 60-year-old Megabus driver, was facing up to 16 years on negligent

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Driver Fatigue May Have Caused Fatal Crash

According to SunLive.com News in New Jersey, police are still investigating the cause of a fatal car accident that occurred on June 7. The car accident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. near the intersection of State Highway 1 and Racecourse Road in Cambridge.  The car accident resulted in a single fatality, possibly a wrongful death.

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Widow, At Last, Receives Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

According to NJ.com, Marcia Austin, widow of Wayne Austin, is set to receive her $2.85 million settlement from wrongful death lawsuit she filed against Certified Steel. Wayne Austin was killed on the job in 2004 when a load of beams fell onto him. According to documents obtained by the New York Times, Marcia Austin will receive

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