Two people were killed in a car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike in Middlesex County recently. According NJ.com, the fatal car crash occurred near Exit 13 in Woodbridge. The passenger and driver were killed when their 1998 green Dodge Neon crashed into an overpass column. Police say that the driver may have been exceeding the speed limit when the vehicle veered out of control and crashed into the support.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 583 people were killed in New Jersey car crashes in 2009. During the same year, 48 people were killed in car accidents in Middlesex County. Whenever there is a traffic fatality, it is in the best interest of the victim’s family to speak to an experienced wrongful death attorney to obtain more information about pursuing their legal rights.
Following a fatal car accident, a victim’s family may seek compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, lost benefits, and pain and suffering. The victim’s family may also hold the at-fault driver liable for their loss by filing a New Jersey wrongful death claim. A full investigation of an accident may be needed to prove fault and liability in a car accident case.
The Princeton wrongful death attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have successfully protected the rights of those who have lost loved ones in New Jersey car accidents as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. We protect our client’s rights while holding at-fault parties civilly liable for their actions. Please call us at 609-240-0040 for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.