Fatal Car Accidents
A car accident in Jersey City can be a very traumatic event, and although it only takes a few seconds, an accident’s impact on lives can be catastrophic and long-lasting. This impact is even more egregious when a fatal car accident occurs, and the loved ones left behind have to face the pain, suffering, and mounting financial burdens.
The New Jersey car injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group are compassionate and experienced legal advocates who will take the time to listen to you and understand what you are facing if your family lost someone in a fatal car accident. We will tirelessly advocate on your behalf to obtain compensation for your loss. If you live in the Jersey City area, call Bhatt Law Group at (201) 798-8000 for a free consultation to discuss your next steps forward.
Causes of Fatal Car Accidents in New Jersey
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 35,092 people died in fatal car accidents in 2015. These deaths occurred in 32,166 separate police-reported crashes, and most of the deaths were occupants of passenger vehicles. In New Jersey, there were 562 traffic fatalities in 2015, of which 161 accidents involved drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol, and 127 were speeding-related.
Wrongful Death Claims and Recoverable Losses
If you’ve lost a family member in a fatal car accident, you may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible person or company under New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act. With wrongful death claims, individual family members may have the right to obtain compensation on behalf of a deceased loved one in the same way that the person could have filed a personal injury claim in court if he or she had survived the crash. In New Jersey, surviving spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, or others who can show that they were the deceased person’s dependent may be able to file a wrongful death claim in court.
Surviving family members may be able to recover compensation for different kinds of losses, in addition to medical and funeral expenses. These losses include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of potential financial contributions
- Loss of love and companionship
- Loss of services
Jersey City Fatal Car Accident Attorneys
Bhatt Law Group has been advocating for people involved in fatal car accident claims in New Jersey since 2006. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in personal injury suits, including wrongful death claims. We can effectively and passionately argue for your right to compensation for your losses because we take the time to listen and understand the impact of a fatal car accident on your life and family.