Firm Logo
201-231-7847

New Jersey teen dies in 3-car accident

September 07, 2014

On Aug. 30 at around 8:30 a.m, a 39-year-old driver of a Chevy Silverado reportedly crossed the center line into oncoming traffic on Route 40 in Hamilton Township. He struck a small truck followed by a Volkswagen Jetta.

The 18-year-old driver of the Jetta along with three freshman girls were all injured in the crash, and a 14-year-old passenger was airlifted to a local trauma center for treatment where she was on life support. She later died of her injuries on Sept. 3. The other girls in the vehicle were all treated for their injuries and released on the day of the accident.

The investigation is still ongoing into what caused the incident, but investigators have stated that the 18-year-old driver of the Jetta reacted to the impact like an experienced driver and may have possibly prevented additional injuries or casualties.

When a car accident such as this results in the loss of a life, the family may be able to file a claim against the responsible party for their loss. Hospital bills after such an incident may be very high, and the cost for a funeral will likely add further financial strain.

If a driver has demonstrated a degree of negligence leading to the death or injury of another, they may be deemed at fault in a legal sense and held liable to damages. In addition to financial losses, a victim or relative of the deceased may pursue compensation for pain and suffering and punitive damages if the negligent party acted recklessly or was under the influence. A car accident attorney may be able to offer advice on the situation for those considering legal recourse.

Source: Press of Atlantic City, “Vigil held in memory of Mainland teen who died from injuries in weekend crash“, Michelle Brunetti Post, September 03, 2014

“Smart, creative and

aggressive lawyers who put

their client’s interests first" —

"The Epstein Law Firm recently obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in an extremely complex and difficult financial services case. He and his team not only mastered the complex issues in the case, but also expertly handled all aspects of the negotiations. I cannot thank Michael enough for his dedication and hard work, and I highly recommend him and The Epstein Law Firm for those who need smart, creative, and aggressive lawyers who put their clients’ interests first.”

"The Epstein Law Firm recently obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in an extremely complex and difficult financial services case. He and his team not only mastered the complex issues in the case, but also expertly handled all aspects of the negotiations. I cannot thank Michael enough for his dedication and hard work, and I highly recommend him and The Epstein Law Firm for those who need smart, creative, and aggressive lawyers who put their clients’ interests first.”

More Five Star Reviews
TNTL Top 100
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers
Ten Leaders
NJ Supreme Court Certified Attorney
ABOTA
NADC Nations Top One Percent
TNTL Top 100
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers
Ten Leaders
NJ Supreme Court Certified Attorney
ABOTA
NADC Nations Top One Percent
TNTL Top 100
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers
Ten Leaders
NJ Supreme Court Certified Attorney
ABOTA
NADC Nations Top One Percent
© 2022 The Epstein Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.Disclaimer.Site Map.