A 48-year-old man from Essex County was killed in a New Jersey accident that involved a tractor-trailer. According to a news report in The Star Ledger, the fatal truck accident occurred on Route 24 near the Morristown Municipal Airport. Police believe that the victim of this crash was traveling westbound in his SUV when he drifted into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with the tractor-trailer. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the reasons why this driver crossed into oncoming traffic may never be known, this tragic New Jersey truck accident is a reminder of how dangerous tractor-trailer collisions can be and how important it is for the family of someone killed in a motor vehicle accident to contact a New Jersey wrongful death attorney.
A skilled attorney will work with investigators to determine the cause of an accident, including issues pertaining to driver distraction, vehicle defects, dangerous roadways or mechanical malfunctions; and, will help determine the identity of possible culpable parties.
The family of someone who died in a New Jersey car or truck accident may pursue damages for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim. Such claims may compensate families of the deceased for funeral costs, lost future income, and, loss of services, guidance, counseling, advice, assistance and companionship.
If you have lost a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident, contact the experienced New Jersey truck accident lawyers of Blume Forte for a no-cost consultation and evaluation of your potential claim. Call us at 973-635-5400 to learn how to protect your legal rights.