Nusbaum, Stein, Goldstein, Bronstein & Kron, A Professional Corporation
862-251-6822 866-397-5451
Free Consultation

New Jersey teen's family may file wrongful death claim

When a family member dies unexpectedly in an accident, surviving family members are often left wondering whether the death of their loved one was preventable. Sadly, in many cases, the negligence of another party or parties turns out to be the reason for the family's loss. New Jersey families who are in this situation might exercise their rights to file wrongful death claims against those believed to have caused or contributed to the deaths of the victims.

At approximately 8 p.m. on a Saturday night, a car driven by a 21-year-old man on Route 42 struck a 15-year-old girl. Police believe it is possible that the teen was attempting to make her way to a school carnival being held in a nearby parking lot. The teen was rushed to an area hospital to be treated for the serious injuries she suffered in the accident.

Unfortunately, her injuries were severe, and, despite the efforts of medical personnel, she succumbed to those injuries the Monday following the accident at approximately 3 p.m. The crash remains under investigation. Therefore, at last report, no charges had been filed against the driver.

Officials might not believe that the driver's actions that night were criminal. However, that does not mean that his actions would not be considered negligent in a wrongful death claim by a New Jersey civil court. The deceased teen's surviving family members retain the right to file such a claim and may request compensation from the court for various damages, such as medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, and pain and suffering, among others.

Source:, "N.J. girl hit by car on Route 42 dies from injuries", Rebecca Forand, April 25, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


Succasunna Office
Town Centre Building
66 Sunset Strip, Suite 205
Succasunna, NJ 07876

Toll Free: 866-397-5451
Phone: 862-251-6822
Fax: 973-584-8747
Map & Directions

New York Office
100 Park Avenue, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10017

Map & Directions

By appointment only:

Review Us
Phone: 862-251-6822
Toll Free: 866-397-5451
Fax: 973-584-8747