A Collingswood man was killed in a New Jersey car accident when his vehicle veered off the roadway and into a tree. According to The News of Cumberland County, the fatal car crash occurred on Route 55 in Vineland. The accident victim died from internal injuries after being airlifted to a nearby hospital. It is not clear at this time what caused the vehicle to veer off the road and into a tree. Police do not believe that weather was a factor. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.
A car accident may not always be the driver’s fault. Sometimes, a vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction could play a part. In certain cases, a dangerous roadway condition could cause or contribute to a New Jersey car accident.
When negligence or wrongdoing is involved in a fatal car crash, the family of someone killed in a New Jersey car accident may be able to pursue financial compensation for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim. Compensation may be available for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and even lost future income. It is important that victims’ families refrain from speaking to insurance adjusters or rushing into a settlement without learning about all of the circumstances surrounding the car accident.
If you have lost a loved one in a New Jersey car accident and are dealing with an ongoing crash investigation, please contact the experienced Princeton auto accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein. Call us at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help you through what may be a complex legal process.