A 21-year-old woman was recently killed in a car crash when her white Acura RSX veered off the roadway. According to The News of Cumberland County, the fatal accident occurred on Ramah Road in Lawrence Township. The Acura crossed the centerline, went off the roadway, struck a wooden pole, spun around, struck a tree, and ended up on its side. It is not clear what caused the single-vehicle crash but there were no signs of braking at the scene of the accident.
There are a number of causes of single-vehicle crashes and some of them do not involve negligent driving. The driver may be at fault if they were speeding, fatigued, distracted, or drunk. Circumstances in which a single-vehicle accident victim was not solely responsible for the crash include a dangerous roadway condition, a defective auto part like a faulty brake system, or the involvement of another vehicle that left the scene after the crash.
Anyone who has lost a loved one in a single-vehicle accident in New Jersey would be well-advised to preserve the damaged vehicle for a thorough inspection and to contact an experienced attorney. The vehicle should be examined by an expert for product defects, malfunctions, design flaws, and other evidence that may indicate negligence on the part of someone other than the deceased driver.
The experienced New Jersey car accident wrongful death attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein are committed to helping families obtain fair and full compensation for the loss of their loved one in accidents due to negligence. Call our law offices today at 609-240-0040 to learn more about the legal options available to you if you have lost a loved one in a car crash in New Jersey. We always offer free consultations and comprehensive case evaluations.