• New Jersey's Wrongful Death and Survival Statutes: A Quick Guide for Early Case Value Assessment
  • May 6, 2013 | Author: Christopher J. Hoare
  • Law Firm: Capehart & Scatchard, P.A. - Mount Laurel Office
  • We have all handled cases in which the primary plaintiff is deceased and a wrongful death/survivor action is filed against the defendant. But how does a wrongful death case differ from a survivor action in New Jersey? New Jersey’s wrongful death and survivor statutes contain important differences which greatly affect the damages recoverable by plaintiffs. An understanding of these nuances is necessary to evaluate and defend the available damages in death cases.