When a person dies in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, the family can suffer both emotional and financial devastation. While nothing can bring your family member back, the civil justice system can hold the negligent party accountable for the financial impact of the loss, as well as for the emotional loss of no longer having that person in your life.
At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP, our attorneys represent family members of personal injury and wrongful death victims throughout New Jersey. Our NJ personal injury law firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Establishing liability in a fatal accident can be complex. Your family member is no longer here to say what happened. Unless there are witnesses, police only hear one version of the accident: that of the other driver.
Determining who was responsible can be complex and may involve comparative fault. In New Jersey, your family members can still file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one was up to 50 percent at fault — as long as he or she was not more than 50 percent at fault. Your recovery will be reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to your loved one.
Our New Jersey car accident lawyers work with prominent independent experts in the field of accident reconstruction to ensure that the accident receives a full and fair investigation. You will pay no attorneys fees or other costs until and unless we recover compensation for you. We often represent multiple family members who are entitled to compensation under New Jersey’s wrongful death statute.
To discuss your case with an experienced New Jersey car accident lawyer, call our office at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments available. We have offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River. If you are unable to travel to one of our offices, our attorneys will come to you.