A New Jersey motorcyclist was killed in a car accident after he rear-ended a vehicle and was then run over by an SUV and a tractor-trailer. According to a WDEL news report, the fatal New Jersey motorcycle crash occurred on the Interstate 495 near 12th Street. It is unclear what caused the motorcyclist to strike the back of the car or why the SUV and truck were unable to avoid hitting him after the initial collision. Investigators are still looking into who was at fault for this collision.
Rear-end collisions can result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities – as it did in this New Jersey motorcycle accident. For example, it is a traffic violation to drive too slowly under New Jersey Statute 39:4-97.1. Additionally, under N.J.S.A. 39-4-88 motorists must remain in a single lane of traffic. Slow drivers must remain in the right hand lane and faster cars may pass on the left. Drivers who make unsafe change lanes may be held liable for any damages they cause.
The family of someone killed in a New Jersey motorcycle accident would be well advised to seek legal guidance from an experienced personal injury lawyer in order to obtain more information about their rights and options. In case of fatal injury, compensation may be available to the victim’s family for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income and benefits.
The experienced wrongful death attorneys in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long history of helping families obtain the compensation they need and rightfully deserve. Our reputed personal injury attorneys fight to protect the rights of our clients while holding at-fault parties accountable for the damages they cause. Call us today at 609-240-0040 to discuss your potential claim.