Teenagers in New Jersey and across the nation typically have more free time during summer months than they do when schools are in session. Many teens are licensed drivers, which means traffic may be heavier in the summer as well since young people often take to the road to go to the beach, sporting events, or enjoy other summer excursions. Sadly, this also means there may be more risk of personal injury when car accidents occur.
Not every motor vehicle collision involves multiple vehicles, as made evident by a tragic crash that recently occurred in Hamilton. It was approximately 7 p.m. when a car smashed into to several trees. An 18-year-old occupant of the car had to be flown to a nearby medical facility for emergency treatment.
Two others were treated at the scene. Sadly, one person died as a result of the collision. An investigation into the details and events leading up the crash remains ongoing at this time.
When motorist negligence is believed to be the cause of a car accident in New Jersey or elsewhere, any person injured in the crash may file a personal injury claim in civil court. This type of litigation often leads to compensation that can be used to offset expenses associated with a particular incident. If the person deemed responsible did not survive the collision, a claim can be filed against this or her estate. Parents and/or legal guardians may act on behalf of minor age accident victims, and most who do so enlist the help of experienced injury attorneys.
Source: U.S. News & World Report, “Police: 1 Teen Killed, 2 Injured in Car Crash“, June 28, 2017