At Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio L.L.C., we know that the loss of a spouse, child, parent or other family member in a New Jersey auto accident is something that no amount of money can ever compensate for. Although obtaining money to cover the deceased’s funeral expenses, lost wages, and other damages is useful, it likely doesn’t compare with your desire to see justice done.
We are committed to holding the negligent party accountable for the grief and loss you have suffered. With more than 200 combined years of experience, our fatal auto accident lawyers are ready and willing to fight for you and for the closure you need.
Handling All Types of Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
Fatal motor vehicle accidents can occur in countless configurations, but here are three of the most common types:
Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers:
Despite the fact that many organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and notable celebrities have taken a stand against drunk driving, these accidents still occur in alarming numbers. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 30 people die daily in crashes involving drivers under the influence of alcohol.
Collisions with Trucks:
Approximately 500,000 truck accidents occur in the U.S. annually, and nearly 5,000 of those result in fatalities. Sadly, because semi trucks and tractor-trailers are so much larger and heavier than cars, most deaths involve the drivers or passengers of the smaller vehicles – even when the truckers were at fault and escape unscathed.
Car and truck drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, driving under the influence of drugs or simply inattentive, pose a very significant hazard to motorcycle riders. Often, a negligent driver will turn directly in front of the motorcyclist or pull out into his or her path without looking. In other cases, people recklessly dump debris on the road, creating a real danger to those on two wheels instead of four.