Recent Increase in Fatal Car Accidents in New Jersey

Recently, the NJ State Police released preliminary 2024 New Jersey car accident statistics, highlighting a concerning trend of increased traffic fatalities. According to the most recent data, there has been an almost 24 percent increase in the total number of fatal car accidents in New Jersey between 2023 and 2024.

As was the case in previous years, drivers and pedestrians were the road users experiencing the highest number of fatalities, with 106 and 70, respectively. There have been 29 passenger fatalities thus far in 2024 and just three bicycle fatalities.

While the recent report does not discuss the potential causes of increase in car accident fatality rates, over the past decade, most fatal accidents have been the result of distracted driving, impaired driving, and aggressive driving. 

Legal Options for Families of Victims in Fatal Car Accidents

Families of victims of fatal car accidents have legal options to pursue justice and compensation for their losses. One option is filing a New Jersey car accident lawsuit, which allows family members to seek damages for the financial and emotional impact of losing a loved one due to another driver’s negligence. This can include compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and loss of companionship. Another option is negotiating with insurance companies for a settlement, although this may not always result in fair compensation. Consulting with a compassionate and experienced Lakewood wrongful death attorney can help families understand their legal rights, navigate the legal process, and work towards achieving a resolution that provides some measure of comfort and financial support during such difficult times.

The Importance of Seeking Legal Representation in Car Accident Fatality Cases

Seeking legal representation in a civil lawsuit for a fatal car accident is crucial for several reasons. First and foremost, a lawyer can help navigate the complex legal process and ensure that your family’s rights are protected. For example, the Lakewood car accident attorneys at Bathgate, Wegener, and Wolf P.C. have the ability to investigate the accident thoroughly, gather evidence, and build a strong case to establish liability and seek fair compensation.

Additionally, our lawyers can handle communications with insurance companies and other parties involved, relieving you of the stress of dealing with legal matters during such a challenging time. We can also negotiate on behalf of your family to secure a settlement that adequately covers medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and other damages.

Furthermore, a wrongful death lawyer with Bathgate, Wegener, and Wolf P.C. can provide invaluable support and guidance to your family throughout the process, providing your family with compassionate advice and advocacy. We understand the emotional toll of losing a loved one in a car accident and work tirelessly to achieve justice and closure for your family. 

To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a New Jersey fatal car accident lawyer today, call Bathgate, Wegener, and Wolf P.C. at 732-363-0666 or connect with us through our secure online contact form. We accept all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis, meaning we will not accept payment from you unless and until we are able to connect your family with the compensation you deserve.