A 17-year-old high school senior was killed in a Middlesex County car accident when she lost control of her vehicle. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the fatal car crash occurred on Route 130 in North Brunswick. For unknown reasons, the victim’s vehicle slid across the highway and into oncoming traffic where it was hit by a truck. Police have not ruled out the fact that her vehicle may have been struck by another car before veering out of control. The crash remains under investigation.
According to a 2009 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, 48 people were killed in Middlesex County car accidents. During that same year, 583 people were killed New Jersey car crashes. Any time someone is killed in a New Jersey auto accident, an investigation is needed to determine who was at fault and if the at-fault party may be held liable for the damages.
The family of someone killed in auto accident would be well-advised to seek legal guidance from an experienced New Jersey wrongful death attorney, who will analyze all facets of a particular incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable. In many cases there may be compensation available to the victim’s family if they choose to file a civil lawsuit against the driver responsible for the crash. Successful claims result in compensation for the victim’s family for all crash-related losses such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
The experienced car accident lawyers of Lependorf & Silverstein have helped numerous New Jersey families successfully file auto accident-related wrongful death claims. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, which you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, please contact our law office at 609-240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.