A 6-month-old boy and a 23-year-old female live-in domestic assistant were killed in a New Jersey car accident involving a Pontiac Sunbird and a 2007 Jeep Cherokee on September 6. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the fatal car crash occurred on Church Street in Aberdeen. Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the two vehicles to collide. In addition to the two fatally injured victims, a 3-year-old boy was injured as well. The three occupants of the Jeep, a 30-year-old man and his twin 3-year-old sons, were not injured in the accident.
According to The New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 4,483 total injury crashes in Monmouth County in the year 2010. During that same year there were 66,790 injury crashes throughout New Jersey.
Anytime there is a fatal New Jersey collision, it is crucial that investigators correctly determine who was responsible for the crash. At-fault motorists may be held liable for losses including medical bills, funeral expenses and lost future income if the victim’s family chooses to file a wrongful death claim. It is unfortunately common for at-fault drivers to deny responsibility for a serious injury car crash and for insurance companies to deny adequate coverage for victims’ families. In such cases, civil litigation may be the only way for the family to get the support they need.
The experienced Princeton wrongful death attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein offer their condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal crash. Please contact one of our skilled New Jersey auto accident attorneys at 609-240-0040 to better understand your legal rights and options.