A 47-year-old woman was killed recently in a New Jersey car accident when her vehicle veered off the roadway. According to a news report, the fatal car accident occurred on Main Street near Union in Toms River. For unknown reasons the victim’s vehicle veered off the road and struck a utility pole and tree. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Investigators are trying to determine what may have caused her to lose control of the vehicle.
According to the 2009 Crash Facts report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 63 people were killed in Ocean County car accidents. This number represents a significant increase from the 38 people who were killed in Ocean County car accidents in the year 2008.
Family members of someone killed in a New Jersey car accident would be well advised to preserve the vehicle in its damaged state for thorough expert analysis. In cases that involve single car collisions, it is important to look into whether a dangerous roadway or defective auto part caused the accident. A qualified expert will conduct an independent and through analysis of the vehicle to determine whether the accident was caused by a defective or malfunctioning auto part.
If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident in New Jersey, please contact the experienced New Jersey wrongful death car crash lawyers of Lependorf & Silverstein for a free consultation at 609-240-0040. We will analyze all facets of the incident, hold negligent parties accountable and ensure that you are fairly compensated for your losses.