Any time people in New Jersey drive, there is a risk that there will be in an accident, even if they are driving perfectly themselves. While most people do not drive thinking that they will get in an accident, an accident can happen to anyone, and the seriousness of the accident can vary greatly. Unfortunately, some of them are fatal. Fatal car accidents, not only leave people dealing with the loss of a loved one, but also can have detrimental financial ramifications for a family who relied on the income of the person who died.
Recently, a woman from New Jersey died in a car accident, leaving her family and friends dealing with her death. The woman was travelling north on a highway when a truck crossed the center line, and struck the front driver's side of the woman's car. After being hit, the woman's car spun into the shoulder, and hit from behind by another car. Witnesses say that the woman tried to brake and swerve out of the way of the truck, but was unable to do so. The woman was brought to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Anytime a loved one dies, it is devastating for the victim's family and friends. It can be even harder to handle when the death was caused by the negligence of another person. Beyond just the emotional distress surrounding a death, if the victim earned the primary income for the family, it can also have devastating financial consequences. Families in this situation may be entitled to compensation though. While this will not make up for loss of a loved one, it may ensure that the family will not struggle financially as they deal with the death.
People in New Jersey do not pay attention all the time when they are driving. This can cause accidents, and, unfortunately, sometimes, those accidents are fatal. Families of victims may be entitled to compensation after a fatal accident, which may help ease some of the pain. Attorneys understand the compensation that may be available and can help protect the family's rights.
Source: Asbury Park Press, "Ann Egan of Sea Girt killed in Howell crash," Brett Bodner & Stephanie Loder, Jan. 9, 2014