Would be governed by the tort claims act; contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice in your area--they give free consults. I believe it's two years; there are notice requirements (90 days I believe, but there are ways notice is "deemed."). Get the free consult.
No and yes. There is either a will or intestate estate. Intestate estate rules divide up who gets what. However it's not "automatic"--an excecutor has to be appointed. You should contact a member of the NJ Assn for Justice--if you need names, give me a call.
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Indeed you should. Gerald Baker and Tom Vesper are such attorneys--tell them I suggested you call. Generally you want to speak with a NJ Assn for Justice member who handles malpractice cases--which they do. They give free consultations.
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Much more information is needed to answer your question, but you in general cannot bring a criminal action against someone that is up to the state to prosecute and in many cases more than negligence is needed for a criminal cases. For civil you can hire a lawyer to do this and you will get damages...View More
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