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Fatal Car Accidents
Over 25 years of experience. Over $50 million recovered for clients.
Fatal Car Accidents
Over 25 years of experience. Over $50 million recovered for clients.

New Jersey Fatal Car Accidents Lawyer

When a loved one dies in a fatal car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, the victim’s family may file a personal injury wrongful death lawsuit to hold the negligent party accountable for the financial and emotional losses.

Determining liability for a fatal car accident is a complex and difficult process. After an accident, it is important for the parties involved to obtain contact information from any witnesses present at the scene. This can help the police investigation. When recklessness or carelessness was involved in a fatal accident, a claim for negligence exists.

In New Jersey, family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit if the individual who died in the accident was no more than 50 percent at-fault for the accident. That means that any compensation recovered as a result of the accident is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the deceased driver.

Types of car crashes
Every car accident is unique. However, there are a number of common kinds of car accidents that may result in fatalities:

  • Single car accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side impact crashes
  • Rear-end crashes
  • Rollovers
  • Multi-vehicle crashes
  • Commercial vehicle crashes
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Distracted driving
  • DWI/DUI
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Auto-defects

If negligence was involved in the fatal car accident, the plaintiff may be entitled to compensation for losses and damages that include the following:

  • Loss of guidance for children
  • Loss of advice/companionship
  • Lost wages
  • Lost income
  • Lost health benefits
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of future income
  • Conscious pain and suffering of victim

The pain of living with the death of a family member is devastating. Our law firm will be with you every step of the way, and will fight to get your family the justice they deserve. If you lost a loved one in a car accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity, call the experienced New Jersey wrongful death attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm.

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- Richard B.
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- P.S.
Todd and his staff were courteous and caring about my personal well-being.

They were knowledgeable and settled my case in an expedited manner. I really felt they were on my side the whole way. Thank you Todd and staff for excellent treatment!

- B.H.
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- Leslie W.
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- E. and M.
The Leonard Law Firm is truly amazing.

They go above and beyond to make sure you get what you deserve.

- Gina V.
Todd Leonard and his staff made me feel like family.

Trust me, he will take you into his hands and take care of all your personal injury legal matters. They are friendly, professional, and go out all the way for you. Thank you Todd Leonard and staff.

- Frank O.

A proven track record of success

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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.