CBS Philly has reported a deadly car accident in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Pursuant to the article, authorities have informed them that one person is dead and two people were transported to the hospital following an accident in Washington Township, Gloucester County.
The accident occurred in the afternoon on June 9th, when a van was struck head-on by a pickup truck that crossed over into the opposite lane while traveling on Fries Mill Road near its intersection with Hurffville-Cross Keys Road. A36-year-old woman passenger in the van was pronounced dead at the scene at about 1:14 p.m. The driver of the van and the pickup truck were in stable condition and taken to the hospital for treatment.
The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Washington Township Police have an ongoing investigation of this fatal car accident.
Losing a loved one in a car crash is devastating. In addition to what can seem like an unbearable grieving process, following a fatal accident, it’s important that you make informed decisions that best serve you and your family. This includes taking the needed steps to ensure that your family’s financial future is secure. A wrongful death attorney in your area can help you understand the steps you must consider to preserve your rights related to the wrongful death of your loved one.
Importantly, you should not wait to seek legal counsel following an accident. This is necessary because the time to file a claim is limited. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file a lawsuit or settle your claim before the statute of limitations runs you will be precluded from bringing a claim in the future.
About the Author: Brent Wieand is a trial lawyer in Philadelphia who practices all throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has significant experience handling personal injury matters involving nursing home abuse, automobile accidents, defective products, premises liability cases. For a free and confidential legal consultation on your personal injury or wrongful death claim, call attorney Wieand directly at 1(888) 789-3161.