A 73-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were killed in a head-on car accident recently. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal crash occurred on West Jersey Avenue in Hamilton, New Jersey. Officials say a 2002 Toyota Sienna and a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer collided head-on. The two fatally injured victims were the sole occupants of their respective vehicles. It is unclear which vehicle turned into oncoming traffic and what led to this tragic New Jersey car accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 43 people were killed in car accidents in Atlantic County in 2009. During that same year, 583 people were killed in crashes in New Jersey. Anytime someone is killed in an accident, a thorough investigation will be needed to determine who or what was at-fault for the crash and who, if anyone, should be held liable for it.
Anyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal accident would be well-advised to speak to an experienced wrongful death lawyer. If another motorist’s negligence caused a crash, the victim’s family can file what is known as a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Compensation may be available for all losses suffered, such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, and emotional distress.
The Princeton wrongful death attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein help families receive the compensation they need following a tragic accident. We understand that significant financial hardships a victim’s family suffers and treat every case with care, attention, and commitment. Call us at 609-240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.