A 19-year-old man from Middlesex County was killed in a car crash recently after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed. According to The Star-Ledger, the fatal accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge, NJ. The teenager was traveling south in his 1995 Honda Civic when his vehicle spun out of control and struck a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, which in turn struck a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. Police believe the fatally injured victim was not wearing a seatbelt since he was ejected from his Civic during the crash. It is unclear at this time what may have caused his vehicle to veer out of control.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 48 people were killed in Middlesex County car accidents in 2009. During that same year, 583 total people were killed in New Jersey car crashes. Anytime someone suffers a fatal injury in a crash, the victim’s family has it in their best interest to speak to a wrongful death attorney to discuss their rights and options.
In many cases, the family of someone killed in New Jersey car accident is able to pursue financial compensation for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. The party responsible for the crash can range from a negligent driver to the government in charge of maintaining a dangerous roadway or the manufacturer of a defective vehicle part, which may have contributed to the crash. Every case is different and only a skilled attorney can properly assess fault and liability.
The experienced New Jersey fatal car crash lawyers of Lependorf & Silverstein have successfully helped numerous families determine fault and liability in the aftermath of a fatal car accident. Call us today at 609-240-0040 for a free, comprehensive, and completely confidential consultation.