A 37-year-old Bayonne man was killed in a New Jersey fatal car accident that resulted in a Mazda MPV erupting into flames. According to a news report in The Jersey Journal, the fatal car accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in Jersey City. Officials say a 30-year-old man lost control of his Jeep Liberty and crashed into a barrier. The Bayonne man crashed his Mazda into the Jeep moments later. He was pulled from his car after it burst into flames, but he succumbed to his injuries at a nearby hospital. Officials are still investigating the cause of this fatal accident.
There are many questions that must be asked in such cases. What caused the two vehicles to collide in the first place? Was one of the motorists distracted, speeding, drunk, or otherwise behaving negligently? What caused the vehicle to burst into flames? Did the fire result from a defective design or mechanical malfunction? The answers to these types of questions will likely have an impact on the legal options that are before the victim’s family.
Anyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal collision would be well advised to discuss the potential case with an experienced NJ wrongful death attorney. Financial compensation may be available for medical bills, hospitalization costs, funeral expenses, lost future wages, lost benefits, and other related damages.
The knowledgeable attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to help families get fair compensation following a fatal crash. Our skilled legal team provides free consultations at (609) 240-0040 to anyone who has suffered a loss in a New Jersey crash.