Roadways can be a dangerous place. Motor vehicles of various sizes are traveling at high rates of speed. Mix in some drivers that are not attentive because they are on their phone, are speeding, fatigued or even under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This can make roadways extremely dangerous and difficult to evade an accident if a negligent driver were to come into the path of another vehicle.
The loss of a New Jersey loved one is a difficult event. Young or old, one is never prepared to accept that a family member has left us. When a fatal accident occurs, this can be extremely shocking. The negligence of another party has put one at a major loss not only by losing a loved one, but also suffering the financial damages associated with this loss.
Automobile accidents are not unheard of. In fact, most motorists in New Jersey and elsewhere drive by an accident site on a weekly or monthly basis. While many of these collisions are minor, only leaving minimal damage to vehicles, others can be severe, seriously injuring or killing occupants. The sudden loss of a loved one because of a negligent driver is a difficult event to cope with. It is also hard to deal with the aftermath of a fatal crash. The matter can be costly, making it even harder to cope with the loss one just suffered.
When we drive by an accident site, we are likely to see the physical damage to the vehicles involved. If occupants are being transported into an ambulance, we can assume injuries were suffered. While a mere glimpse of a car accident can convey that injuries and damages are involved, this does not begin to explain what an accident victim has gone through. While a civil action can directly address the injuries and damages caused, this does not touch on the actual pain and suffering involved in the incident, especially if a life is lost.
The loss of a loved one is a challenging event to cope with. While this tragic event is better prepared for when a love done is ill or elderly, death is always a difficult event to deal with. This is especially true when a family member is taken away from us too soon because they fell victim to an accident. The negligence and recklessness of others could suddenly take our loved ones away from us, and we are left with many questions as we grieve this sudden, difficult loss.
We can do everything right and still suffer tragedy. While we act with the intention of not being harmed in an accident, we cannot control the actions of others. This is especially true in the workplace. The health and safety status of the work environment significantly impacts a worker's ability to avoid life-threatening injuries in a work accident.
Drivers from all over the nation venture to New Jersey and New York for business or pleasure. While these motorists are not from the area, what remains true is the fact that they have the duty to drive safe in every state they travel through or in. Being negligent or reckless behind the wheel could cause a sudden, serious or catastrophic collision, injuring or killing those involved.
Whether it is the cold weather or the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, motorists seem to be in a rush these days. And while we tend to live busy lives, this does not excuse such behaviors while driving. Regardless if a driver is speeding, distracted or intoxicated, all of these acts could be the cause of a serious or even fatal crash. Victims of such a collision as well as their loved ones have rights and options when seeking to hold a negligent motorist accountable.
All of us are expected to live a long, full life. There may be some inherent danger in walking outside, driving a car, getting medical treatment or using specific tools or products, but we do not expect to lose our lives doing those kinds of things. We live our lives without fear, and embrace the small risks as necessary.
The loss of a loved one is a tragic event to go through. No one is ever prepared for the death of a family member, even if they are elderly or sick. However, one is never prepared for the sudden loss of a loved one in a fatal accident. Because these incidents are often caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to understand that surviving family members are afforded the right to take legal action to hold a negligent party accountable for the accident and the damages arising from it. However, in order to take action, one must first prove that there was a wrongful death and that party is to blame.