A 53-year-old man from China was visiting his daughter at Rider University when he was killed in a New Jersey car accident. According to a news report in My Central Jersey, the fatal crash occurred at the intersection of Route 1 and Henderson Road in South Brunswick. Officials say the collision involved a 2010 Honda Odyssey minivan crashing into the rear of a 2002 Mack Truck. The 53-year-old man who was killed on impact was a passenger in the back seat of the minivan. It is not clear if the 56-year-old male driver of the minivan was injured, but the victim’s 52-year-old wife, 21-year-old daughter, and 7-year-old grandson were all transported to a New Brunswick hospital. Investigators are still searching for information regarding how and why the rear-end collision occurred.
When a passenger is killed in a New Jersey fatal car accident, it must be determined what caused the crash and who was responsible for the fatal injuries suffered by the victim. Was one of the drivers behaving recklessly or carelessly at the time of the crash? Was either driver distracted, speeding, under the influence, or otherwise negligent? In such cases, financial compensation may be available for the victim’s family through a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party.
An experienced New Jersey lawyer can help grieving families pursue financial compensation for their terrible losses. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, and other related damages.
The reputed NJ passenger injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to determine fault and liability for an accident and how to hold the at-fault party accountable for the losses suffered in the accident. If you have suffered a loss in a New Jersey car accident, please call our offices today at (609) 240-0040 to better understand your legal rights and options.