October 6, 2023
Toms River, NJ (June 6, 2023) – A 46-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries as a result of a crash that took place in the Toms River area on Tuesday morning, June 6.
At around 5:30 a.m., the New Jersey state police responded to the scene of a crash on the Garden State Parkway.
Reports from authorities show that a pickup truck was traveling on the highway when the vehicle's wheel dislodged and struck an SUV. The driver of the SUV, identified as 46-year-old Elaina Clarke, lost control of her vehicle and struck a pickup truck near mile marker 85.7.
Clarke was fatally injured due to the crash. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our condolences are with the family of Elaina Clarke at this time.
Car Accidents in New Jersey
Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience to endure, especially when it happens unexpectedly in a fatal car accident. Sadly, there are hundreds of fatal accidents reported statewide every year, many of which involve innocent people losing their lives as a result of the negligence of others.
If your loved one has tragically passed away in a fatal collision, taking legal action becomes crucial. Contacting a wrongful death lawyer in Toms River is in your family's best chance of holding the responsible party accountable for the loss.
Under the wrongful death statute in New Jersey, the personal representative of the deceased individual is responsible for initiating legal proceedings following a fatal car accident. In most cases, this representative is the executor or administrator of the deceased person's estate.
However, if the decedent did not have an estate, the court could appoint a personal representative to pursue the wrongful death claim on their behalf. It is important to note that a claim for wrongful death must be filed within two years of the passing of the decedent.
Filing a wrongful death claim can provide your family with compensation for funeral arrangements, burial expenses, lost earning capacity, and more. Although you have a two-year period to file the claim, it is advisable to take immediate legal action to gather strong evidence and support for your case.
At Garces, Grabler & LeBrocq, our dedicated personal injury lawyers understand the pain of losing a loved one, and we are here to offer comfort and pursue justice for your family. With over 30 years of experience, our seasoned Toms River car accident lawyers ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your loss. Schedule a free consultation at our New Jersey personal injury law firm by calling 800-923-3456 at your earliest convenience.
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