Travelers on the New Jersey Turnpike are typically ready for a variety of things that can occur on a busy highway. Most travelers are prepared for heavy traffic, merging and potentially distracted driving by fellow travelers. A recent incident, which caused a car accident, may have been completely unforeseeable by the Turnpike travelers. The recent New Jersey Turnpike accident was the result of a driver traveling in the wrong direction on the highway. The traveler who was going the wrong-way on the Turnpike at approximately 12:30 a.m. caused a fatal two-car accident. Traveling in the two cars were a 22-year-old female and a 32-year-old male. The initial police investigation determined one of the vehicles was traveling southbound on the northbound side of the Turnpike. The two vehicles ultimately collided and both drivers died from the injuries incurred in the accident. The fatal car accident remains under investigation by local police. Fatal car accidents are traumatic for the families of the victims. One method of dealing with a fatal car accident is to hold the person responsible for the accident, liable for the damages caused by the accident. When a fatal car accident occurs, the family of the victim may be able to receive financial compensation by way of a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit can potentially provide a method for the victim's family to receive the financial compensation required to cover related medical and funeral expenses and provide additional assistance for the victim's family. An experienced attorney can help ensure the family of a fatal car accident victim receives their just compensation. Source: Hartford Courant, "Ridgefield Woman Killed In New Jersey Crash," Alex Harrison, Dec. 10, 2012