October 6, 2023
Keyport, NJ (August 22, 2023) – A woman has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident that took place in Monmouth County on Saturday morning, August 19.
Just before 1:30 a.m., the Keyport Police Department was notified that an accident occurred on Route 36.
Upon arriving at the scene, authorities located an adult female pedestrian who was severely injured in the area of Route 36 and Atlantic Street. The police immediately shut down the roadway as they launched an investigation.
The woman was transported to Bayshore Medical Center for emergency treatment of her injuries. Authorities confirmed that she passed away just after 2:15 a.m.
The driver of the involved vehicle, who was identified as an adult female, remained at the scene following the collision.
Investigations into the accident are currently underway by the Monmouth County police. No other injuries were reported.
Our sympathies are with the family of the woman who died in this fatal pedestrian crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Jersey
Automobile collisions take the lives of hundreds of people annually in New Jersey. Unfortunately, pedestrians are far more vulnerable and likely to suffer fatal injuries when they are involved in accidents. Losing a loved one can be incredibly overwhelming and often comes with significant mental, emotional, and financial consequences.
After the loss of a loved one, bereaved family members have the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. These claims are designed to provide financial relief for some of the losses and damages that families face. These include:
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before passing
- Loss of financial support and future earnings
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of inheritance and benefits
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
After losing a loved one, it is important that you seek guidance from a Keyport wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to help you seek the maximum compensation possible for these and other damages that your family has been forced to deal with as a result of a fatal accident.
New Jersey follows a modified comparative negligence standard, which is also known as the "51% rule." This rule specifies that the deceased's beneficiaries in a wrongful death claim can recover damages as long as the percentage of fault shared by the deceased victim is 50% or less. If the deceased victim’s fault is determined to be 51% or more, surviving relatives are barred from recovering any compensation. For this reason, it is important that you seek help from a skilled and knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, our team is dedicated to helping those who have been affected by a fatal car crash. We understand the devastating consequences of such an event and are committed to providing our clients with knowledgeable legal counsel and compassionate support throughout their cases. If you have been impacted by a fatal car crash, contact our New Jersey personal injury legal team at 800-923-3456 to schedule a free consultation so that we can help explore the options available for you and work towards achieving justice.
Notes: Many of the accidents we write about could have been avoided. By disseminating information about serious incidents, we seek to arm our readers with the knowledge they need to prevent being seriously injured in an accident. This piece was created using external sources, including news articles and eyewitness descriptions of the collision and injuries. Therefore, the presented specifics of the accident have not been independently verified. Please notify us immediately if you find any inaccuracies in the article or if you wish to have the post deleted, we will rectify the content or remove the post.
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