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Explosive highway crash takes life of NJ big rig driver


Whenever a speeding car causes a collision that unexpectedly takes one or more lives, dependents and immediate family members of the deceased also undergo considerable pain and suffering. Families typically have to deal with financial difficulties and emotional trauma due to the unexpected loss of a loved one in this situation. Even if victims do survive a collision, they may bear heavy medical expenses and even temporary or permanent disability, depending upon the severity of their injuries.

In some cases a negligent driver may cause an accident due to ignoring a minor traffic rule, catching another driver unprepared for the infraction, resulting in a collision. If responsibility for a damaging crash can be assigned, it seems just that those held responsible pay a compensatory settlement amount that is comparable to the pain suffered by victims of car accidents.

A New Jersey truck driver recently lost his life because a slow-moving vehicle caught him unprepared for a quick stop. The driver was cresting a hill and found another vehicle ahead in the same lane traveling below the prescribed speed limit. The truck driver tried to swerve to avoid a collision, but was unable to do so. The two vehicles collided, causing the tractor-trailer to overturn and catch fire. Although the driver of the second car escaped with no serious injuries, the driver of the tractor-trailer did not survive the accident.

While the results of a police investigation of this tragic accident are not known, if it can be proven that the car driver had violated traffic rules, he may be held responsible for the accident. Once responsibility is established, dependents of the deceased may file a claim for just and adequate compensation. An experienced Camden County legal counselor adept in making and winning such claims can provide a family member assistance in bringing forth a case for just compensation for the loss of a loved one.

Source: The Star-Ledger, "NJ truck driver killed in fiery crash on Turnpike," Tom Wright-Piersanti, April 6, 2014

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