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Man dies in fatal New Jersey accident

A 37-year-old man from Fairless Hills died early on August 2 after he was involved in a car accident on northbound Route 1 close to the Blackhorse Lane intersection in South Brunswick, New Jersey. The 37-year-old man had reportedly been driving a 2011 Nissan Versa when a 56-year-old man who was driving a tractor-trailer failed to stop and crashed into the rear of him.

The accident happened around 4 p.m. in the afternoon, and the 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. No decision has been made yet concerning whether or not the 56-year-old driver will be charged in the car accident. In addition to any charges that the man may face in the incident, he could also have to deal with a personal injury lawsuit from the family of the deceased man.

The deceased man's family could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the tractor-trailer. Their lawsuit could allege that their loved one's death would not have occurred when it did if it hadn't been for the negligence of the driver who failed to stop and, consequently, rear-ended their loved one's Nissan. A wrongful death lawsuit, if won, could potentially allow the family of the deceased person to receive monetary compensation for their loved one's death that could help pay for his remaining medical expenses, burial expenses and lost earning power. It could also help compensate them for the pain and suffering they have undergone at their loss.

Personal injury attorneys might be able to help people file wrongful death lawsuits. They might be able to help people determine whether or not they have the grounds to file a claim and then help them negotiate a settlement for their claims if they do.

Source: Philly Burbs, "Fairless Hills man killed in New Jersey accident", Chris English, August 07, 2013

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