Drivers in Somerville, New Jersey, are usually careful and aware of their surroundings, including other cars, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. But occasionally a car accident occurs that leaves a person with a serious injury. In these situations, families can be caught off-guard.
A pedestrian was seriously injured recently in Raritan. The Somerville man was crossing Route 206 when he was hit by a car. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition and has since passed away. The accident is under investigation, and police are asking the public to contact them if they have any information regarding the accident.
No one expects to lose their loved one in a tragic accident. These are times when families may need the advice of a legal expert skilled in personal injury. An attorney can help get families the answers they deserve as to what happened to their loved one. They can investigate the accident, and if a negligent driver is identified, hold that driver accountable. It can be difficult to determine what happened to cause the accident so having an experienced attorney can help to successfully resolve their client’s legal claim. They also have experience in dealing with insurance companies and their complex legal claims. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
The loss of a loved one due to an accident is a traumatic event for any family. An unexpected death can bring unexpected expenses and complicated emotions. These families may have legal rights to recover compensation for their tremendous loss, including filing a wrongful death claim.
Source: nj.com, “Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck in Raritan“, Dave Hutchinson, March 24, 2017