Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2010
Practice Area:Wrongful Death
Description:We are currently working on a catastrophic automobile case involving the death of an 8 year old girl. The 8 year old and her family were all involved in this tragic event on the New Jersey turnpike. The family was traveling on the turnpike when they encountered an accident - a disabled vehicle in the middle of the road that was trapped underneath a disabled truck who failed to have any flares or other warning devices to warn oncoming traffic. The driver of the family’s vehicle pulled over to the side of the road and he got out of the car to try to help the disabled vehicle driver stuck under the truck. While the family’s car was safely parked on the side of the road, a second truck traveling at a high rate of speed came upon the disabled vehicles in the middle of the road, tried to avoid them and crashed into the family’s car. Since the filing of the lawsuit, it has been determined in discovery that the the second truck’s brakes were not working properly on the date of the crash and that the truck should have been taken out of service prior to this horrific crash. Two people were fatally injured. We look forward to working diligently on this case in order to obtain the best possible results for this terrible tragedy.