According to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. is the highest it has been in 28 years, with over 6,200 auto-pedestrian crash fatalities in 2018. This is significant, as many people in New Jersey prefer to walk to their destinations, rather than drive. Unfortunately, many times the streets are not safe for pedestrians.
The loss of a loved one is never easy. Sometimes a loved one's death comes after a long illness or simply due to old age. However, sometimes a person's death is caused by the negligence of another, for example, due to an accident caused by a drunk driver. These deaths can be particularly difficult to bear, as they could have been prevented if the person responsible had not acted negligently. In such situations, the victim's loved ones may want to pursue a wrongful death claim through the New Jersey court system.
The death of a loved one can be one of the most painful experiences a person in New Jersey can have in their life. However, when a person's life is taken by the negligent or reckless actions of another, their survivors' grief can be especially difficult to cope with, given the fact that it is likely that their loved one's death need never have happened if the responsible party had upheld their duty of care. When this happens, the victim's survivors may wish to pursue compensation for their losses via a wrongful death lawsuit.
The holiday season is upon us. It is a time for gathering together with family and celebrating time-honored traditions.