The success of your case depends not only on the merits of your case, but on your attorney’s understanding of New Jersey’s complex statutory wrongful death law and survivor statute. Although in many instances a wrongful death action is similar to a personal injury action, a crucial difference lies in the type of recoverable damages. A wrongful death action permits recovery for financial losses only. Although damages are not awarded for emotional loss, pain and suffering, and other non-financial losses, New Jersey courts have taken an expansive approach in permitting recovery. Not only do you need an attorney, you need an attorney who understands the complexities and nuances of the law and who has experience in dealing with these types of cases — like the attorneys at Stark & Stark.