Motorcyclist Killed in Hamilton Crash
A 44-year-old Egg Harbor man was killed in an Atlantic County car accident when a Nissan Altima struck his Suzuki GSXR motorcycle. According to an NJ.com news report, the fatal motorcycle crash happened on West Jersey Avenue at Victoria Drive in Hamilton. Officials say the 86-year-old Mays Landing driver was trying to make a left turn when he struck the motorcycle. The victim was pronounced dead at ARMC City Division. The 86-year-old driver of the Nissan was treated for minor injuries. The accident remains under investigation.
Whenever someone is killed in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, it must be determined who was responsible for the crash, how it could have been prevented and if negligence was a contributing factor in the collision. Many fatal motorcycle accidents are the direct result of car driver negligence. It only takes a moment of distracted driving for a New Jersey car driver to cause a fatal motorcycle crash.
Forms of driver negligence that can lead to a fatal motorcycle crash include:
- Excessive speeding
- Failing to yield to motorcyclist while turning
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Driving while distracted
- Fatigued driving
- Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
- Failing to look for motorcycles before changing lanes or entering traffic
A wrongful death is when a person is killed by someone else’s act of negligence or wrongdoing. Therefore, the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver can pursue financial compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim. Careless and reckless drivers can be held accountable for damages such as medical bills, funeral and burial costs, lost future wages, loss of consortium, pain and suffering and other related damages.
If you have lost a loved one in a New Jersey motorcycle accident, DO NOT hesitate to speak with a wrongful death attorney. No amount of money can help you through the grieving process, but a successful claim can help hold the at-fault party accountable for your tragic losses. The attorneys of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help. Contact us at (609) 240-0040.
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