A 22-year-old woman was killed and six others were injured in a car accident recently. According to a news report in The Star-Ledger, the fatal crash occurred at mile marker 111.3 on the Garden State Parkway in Middletown. A black Acura carrying five people crossed into the center lane and collided into a Dodge Durango carrying two people. Both vehicles ended up crashing into the left guardrail. A passenger in the Acura was killed and four other occupants were injured. A driver and passenger in the Durango were injured as well. It is unclear what caused the fatal collision or if anyone will be cited or arrested.
When passengers are injured or killed in a New Jersey car accident they may be left wondering how to pursue compensation. It is common for injured victims to worry that their friend or family member who was driving the vehicle may be held liable for the damages suffered. It is important that injured victims and their families remember that the insurance policy of the at-fault driver will cover most of the damages suffered. In cases where the at-fault driver does not have adequate insurance, compensation may be available through the uninsured/underinsured motorist clause of the victim’s own insurance policy.
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that allows the family of someone killed in a car crash to seek financial compensation for their losses. A personal injury claim allows a surviving injured victim to seek compensation for losses such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and time away from work. Anytime someone is injured in a car accident in New Jersey, it may be in their best interests to seek legal guidance from a skilled attorney.
The reputed Princeton car accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein have a proven track record of successfully handling serious injury and wrongful death cases in New Jersey. We fight for our clients’ rights and ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for all injuries, damages, and losses. To discuss your potential claim, call our law offices at 609-240-0040 today.