An 87-year-old man was killed in a New Jersey car accident after the Mercedes-Benz in which he was a passenger collided with a Subaru Forester. According to a news report in My Central Jersey, the fatal car accident occurred on Route 33 at Yates Road in Manalapan. Officials say the Forester struck the rear passenger door on the driver’s side of the Mercedes as it was turning at the intersection. The passenger was killed and some minor injuries were reported as well. It is not clear what caused the accident or if either driver will be cited for the crash.
The family of someone killed in a car accident can pursue financial compensation from the at-fault driver by filing a wrongful death claim. This process becomes more complicated when the victim is a passenger because the victim’s family may worry that their friend or family member who was driving may have been responsible for the accident. A skilled car accident attorney can stay abreast of the official investigation and inform the family about how their New Jersey passenger injury or death claim may be affected.
In cases involving negligence or wrongdoing, the at-fault party’s insurance company could be held responsible for the bulk of the losses suffered by the victim’s family. A wrongful death claim can result in compensation for losses including medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of inheritance, loss of benefits, and lost future wages.
The NJ fatal car crash attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein offer their condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one in a New Jersey car accident. If you would like to discuss your legal rights and options with an experienced personal injury attorney, please contact us at (609) 240-0040.