NJ.com reports that a 17-year-old passenger was killed in a car accident recently after the vehicle in which he was a passenger went out of control and crashed into trees off Clearstream Road in Jackson, NJ. For unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed the center lane, drove past oncoming traffic, and off the roadway. The teen suffered fatal injuries and the driver of the vehicle, also a teen, remains in the hospital. It is unclear at this time what may have caused the young driver to lose control of the vehicle.
More people were killed in car accidents in Ocean County than any other county in New Jersey during 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That year, 63 people were killed in car crashes in Ocean County. In cases where a passenger is injured or killed in a car accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the injuries and damages sustained by an accident victim.
The family of someone killed in a New Jersey car accident may pursue financial compensation for their loss by filing a wrongful death claim. Compensation may be recovered for medical and funeral expenses, lost future income, loss of companionship, and other related damages.
The skilled Princeton car crash attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have seen fist-hand how devastating a fatal car accident is for a family to cope with. We dedicate our practice to protecting the rights of those who have been wronged by another’s negligence. Let us review your case for free. Call us at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help you.