A man was killed recently in a hit-and-run accident. According to the Teaneck Police Department, the accident took place in Teaneck on Christmas evening a little after 6:45 p.m. In New Jersey, when individuals are killed in pedestrian accidents such as these, their loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit.
The pedestrian who was killed was a 59-year-old man. He was found lying in the road after being struck by a vehicle that witnesses say was a large, black SUV. The man was soon identified as a Teaneck resident, and the SUV fled the scene.
The victim was rushed to a local medical center, but the injuries he suffered in the accident proved to be too great, and he later died. The SUV was last seen on the eastbound lane of traffic of Cedar Lane. Police warn that it has both windshield and front passenger-side damage to its body. Both the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Investigation Unit and Teaneck Police are investigating this tragic accident.
When individuals in New Jersey die in pedestrian accidents due to another party’s negligence, their loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Successfully navigated, this type of claim might result in the entry of a monetary judgement that is awarded to the decedent’s family members as restitution for medical costs, funeral arrangements and other end-of-life expenses incurred as a result of the fatal accident. These individuals often consult an experienced personal injury attorney to assess their situation and assist them in litigating this type of claim.
Source: nj.com, “1 killed in Teaneck hit-and-run Christmas evening, cops say“, Fausto Giovanny Pinto, Dec. 26, 2015