Tinton Falls, NJ (October 10th, 2021) – Based on a report published by Monmouth County’s Prosecutor’s Office, a deadly traffic accident happened on the evening of Saturday, October 9th, 2021 in Tinton Falls.
Police officers responded to reports of a two-vehicle collision that happened in the area of the Garden State Parkway overpass just before 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers encountered the vehicles on Asbury Avenue.
One of the drivers involved has only been identified as a 33-year-old man from Toms River. This person was driving a GMC truck at the time of the accident. The second driver involved is being identified as a 40-year-old man from Baltimore, Maryland. This individual was operating a Toyota Corolla at the time of the incident.
Authorities indicated that based on preliminary reports, it has been determined that the GMC pickup truck veered off the northbound lanes of Garden State Parkway near mile marker 103. The GMC then crossed over grass and reached Asbury Avenue, where the accident happened.
The person driving the Toyota, along with a passenger of that vehicle identified solely as a 35-year-old woman, suffered a number of severe injuries resulting in death. The individual driving the GMC truck was rushed to a local hospital where he agreed to undergo a blood test and also turned over a cell phone for investigation.
The victims’ identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The cause of the accident remains unknown at this time. The Saturday evening collision remains under police investigation. Anyone with more information about this case is asked to contact the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
The sudden passing of a loved one can cause emotional anguish and economic upheaval. When the sudden death is caused as a result of another’s wrongful actions, the resulting consequences can be even greater. In the State of New Jersey, certain relatives can pursue legal action against the negligent party who caused the passing of their loved one.
In New Jersey, wrongful death cases arise when a person dies because of another’s wrongful, careless, reckless, or negligent actions. Wrongful death cases can be pursued by family members who were financially dependent on the victim. Through a wrongful death claim, the victim’s family members can seek to recover economic damages caused by the passing of their loved one.
It is important to note that a wrongful death action is a civil action and thereby does not support criminal penalties. The defendant of a case, however, can face criminal prosecution for his or her reckless actions but can simultaneously face civil penalties via a wrongful death claim.
When a person dies as a result of a car accident caused by negligence, the surviving family members can seek economic compensation for their monetary losses, such as the loss of financial support, medical expenses accumulated before the victim passed, and funeral expenses.
Aside from economic compensation, the surviving relatives can also seek non-economic compensation for their losses. This includes the loss of emotional support, parental guidance, training, and companionship.
In the state, the law limits who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their deceased loved one. Those who have legal standing include the victim’s spouse, his or her minor children, parents, grandchildren, and siblings.
New Jersey state law will also limit the amount of time a person has to bring a wrongful death case forward. Based on current law, the immediate family members seeking to file a case have two years from the date of the accident to bring a case forward. If the allowable time is not observed, it will be impossible to secure compensation from the parties accused of causing the wrongful death.
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