A Somers Point man was killed in a car accident when a car crashed into a tavern on January 6. According to a news report on NJ.com, the fatal accident occurred outside Gregory’s Bar in Somers Point. The man who was killed was a passenger in a car that police believe was speeding at the time of the crash. The 21-year-old driver and a 26-year-old pedestrian were also seriously injured.
New Jersey Statutes 39:4-98 and 39:4-99 make it a violation to exceed the speed limit. When a fatal accident occurs, investigators must determine if the driver was operating the vehicle at an unsafe speed. When speeding is a contributing factor in a fatal New Jersey car accident, the driver may be held liable for any damages suffered by victims.
The family of someone killed by a negligent or reckless driver may pursue financial compensation for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim. Compensation may be sought for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, and emotional trauma.
The Princeton wrongful death attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein help families in New Jersey receive fair compensation for the loss of a loved one due to another person’s carelessness. No amount of money can actually compensate for the loss of a loved one. It is impossible to put a price tag on the love and companionship we lose as a result of a beloved family member’s death. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to help the deceased victim’s family recover financially from the loss and to punish the wrongdoer for their negligent actions. We understand the emotional and financial devastation that can be caused by a sudden death in the family. Please contact our law offices at 609-240-0040 if you have lost a loved one because of a driver’s negligence.