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Summer sees peak in fatal accidents caused by teen drivers

Teens across the nation, including in Newark, are enjoying their time off from school. Summer vacation means sleeping in, spending time with friends and, for teens with driver's licenses, it means going to a summer job, the mall, beaches, the movies, parties or simply just driving around for the fun of it.

Elderly woman struck and killed outside New Jersey supermarket

Although many risks for New Jersey residents are on the roadways, collisions involving motor vehicles could also occur in parking lots. This not only places motorists at risks, but also pedestrians traveling to and from their vehicles in the parking lot.

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Woman Dies in Two Vehicle Accident on Avenue J

Brooklyn, N.Y. (April 1, 2019) - A woman died on Sunday after a two-vehicle accident occurred in the Flatlands area. The deadly New York accident occurred at the intersection of Avenue J and East 56th Street around 4:40 p.m., according to authorities.

What are the elements of a wrongful death claim?

The loss of a loved one can be a very unexpected event. Lives could be taken due to a negligent party, leaving surviving family members emotional and overwhelmed. Although it can be tough to cope with these situations, there are steps surviving family members can take to overcome some of the losses experienced by these unfortunate events.

Ladder on Parkway cause of fatal New Jersey pile-up

The roadways in New Jersey and elsewhere are filled with various types of vehicles. And for many motorists, they deal with daily traffic. While this is often due to rush hour traffic in the morning and evening when individuals are commuting to work, traffic could be the result of a serious and even fatal crash.

Wrongful Death and Accidents Involving Vehicles

How Wrongful Death Works

"Wrongful Death" is a phrase that seems odd, as it discusses a topic that most people would agree with. Any death is seen as wrong and hurtful, so isn't that what wrongful death is? Legally, there is more than that when it comes to wrongful death. "Wrongful Death" is a death that occurs when an individual acts recklessly and carelessly and causes the death of a second individual who would not have died had the first individual acted more carefully. In any wrongful death case, there are four elements: negligence, breach of duty, causation, and damages. When all of these elements are present, it is clear that a case is one of wrongful death, but proving these elements can be difficult, and it can make going through the courts difficult.

The causes of a fatal ferry accident

For individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere, riding a ferry may be a typical part of the daily routine. These large boat help transport large amounts of passengers from one location to the next via water. While it is a convenient form of transportation, it is also public transportation that holds many risks. If something goes wrong and someone is negligent, this could result in a serious and even fatal ferry accident.

How do you prove loss of consortium in a wrongful death action?

The loss of a loved one is a challenging time. It can be an especially pressing time when a life is suddenly taken away in an accident caused by a negligent party. Thus, it is important for surviving New Jersey family members to understand their situation and whether it is possible to take legal recourses. In some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit may be possible, allowing one to recover compensation for certain losses.

Guiding you through a wrongful death action

New Jersey accidents are just that, accidents. They are unexpected, and while a negligent party may be to blame, these incidents are shocking and likely tragic. Much like no one expects to be involved in a crash, no one expects to lose a loved one in a fatal accident. Thus, it is important for surviving family members to fully explore their situation, understanding their rights and options.

Rate of fatal motorcycle crashes

When compared to other vehicles, motorcycles are less stable. This means that New Jersey riders are not able to maintain control of the vehicle in cases where they need to make an abrupt stop, sharp turn or evade an obstacle. Because of this, serious and even fatal motorcycle crashes can occur not only because a rider cannot control his or her bike, but also because another motorist was negligent and collided with the motorcyclist.

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