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Charges in car accidents can be upgraded if the victim dies

Depending on the circumstances surrounding an accident, the party or parties believed to be at fault could face criminal charges. However, charges associated with car accidents can be amended if one or more of the victims passes away. The charges against a man who remained in custody in the New Jersey township of Ocean at last report were recently upgraded after the victim in a pedestrian vs. car accident died.

Evidence in car accidents comes from numerous sources

During the investigation of an accident, law enforcement officials in New Jersey look at as many sources as possible to determine what happened. Evidence regarding car accidents can come from the crash scene itself, witnesses and even video footage. A piece of video footage from a driver's dash camera could provide police with a clue to a recent crash that killed a 19-year-old man.

Negligence may be cause of passenger's death in crash

When someone in New Jersey gets into a vehicle as a passenger, he or she is trusting the driver to ensure his or her safety. A driver's failure to avoid an accident could cause serious injury or death to his or her passengers. If it turns out the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the driver, criminal charges may be filed against him or her along with civil claims.

Legal remedies for nursing homes treatment mistakes, abuse

Regardless of how careful family members are when choosing a New Jersey nursing home for a loved one, no guarantee can be given that he or she will not suffer an injury at the hands of the staff. Treatment mistakes happen, and the party or parties deemed responsible may face claims for financial responsibility for the consequences of those mistakes. Sometimes, however, the behavior of staff crosses from a mistake into abuse.