A 21-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident recently after his vehicle crashed into another motorcycle. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred on Route 1&9 near the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Newark. For unknown reasons, the man lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into one of his friends with whom he was riding. Officials are looking into whether speed was a factor. A number of local residents who have commented on the article stated that this location has a number of potholes that could have caused the victim to lose control of his bike.
Whenever someone is killed in a motorcycle crash in New Jersey, there are a number of questions that must be asked. Was the rider solely at-fault for the crash or did some other factor contribute to the crash? Did a dangerous roadway contribute to the crash? If so, it is possible that the governing body in charge of the roadway may be held responsible for the crash? In cases where a defective roadway causes a motorcycle accident, the injured rider, passenger, or the family of the deceased victim can file a claim against the public entity responsible for maintaining the roadway.
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that allows a victim’s family to pursue damages following a fatal accident, including lost future income, medical and funeral expenses, and loss of companionship. An experienced attorney can work with investigators to determine what caused the crash and who may be held accountable for the family’s irreparable loss.
The skilled motorcycle accident lawyers in New Jersey at Lependorf & Silverstein help grieving families in New Jersey get the compensation they need and rightfully deserve following a fatal accident caused by another’s negligence. We provide no-cost consultations to anyone that has suffered a loss in an accident in New Jersey. Call us today at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help.