A mother in New Jersey recently shared thoughts about her 23-year-old daughter who, along with two other young women, was killed in a motor vehicle accident. Here mom described her as someone who would have made a very good counselor because she had a knack for reading people. Hours before she suffered a fatal personal injury, the daughter joined two of her best friends from high school for a reunion before one of them deployed in the U.S. military. Two of them were apparently apparently estranged, and the night was meant to mend some fences between them.
The other two women were ages 23 and 24. Police say their vehicle and a tractor-trailer collided at a crossroads at about 11:50 p.m. Two of the women were pronounced dead at the scene. The other initially survived her injuries and was transported to a hospital for emergency treatment. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries some time later.
Investigators will now work to determine exactly what caused the crash. Officials say the tractor-trailer driver had just pulled away from a stop light when the two vehicles collided. Many times, driver negligence winds up being determined as a causal factor in such cases.
If a fatal personal injury in New Jersey or elsewhere is caused by another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, the victim’s immediate family members typically have recourse through the civil justice system to seek financial recovery for damages. This would be done by filing a wrongful death claim in court. A first logical step to take to file such a claim is to schedule a meeting with an experienced personal injury attorney.