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New Jersey Widower’s Lawsuit Stems From 2011 Accident

 In Motor Vehicle Accident

The husband of woman who was killed in a 2011 New Jersey crash has filed a lawsuit against the driver responsible for the accident. This lawsuit comes after a judge found the then 21-year-old responsible for the crash. The widower is seeking more than $100,000 in damages.

Looking back at the fatal accident, the 29-year-old pregnant wife was driving when another vehicle crossed the center line and crashed head-on into her vehicle. The woman suffered severe internal injuries and later died at the hospital.

Last year the man who caused the accident pleaded guilty to reckless driving. A plea deal was reached with the Gloucester County prosecutor and the man responsible for the crash had to pay a $259 fine, had his driver’s license revoked for a year and was ordered to go to three anti-distracted driving presentations. He goes to one of these presentations a year, which are given by the sister of the woman killed in the wreck.

Now, however, the widower is seeking damages and has filed a lawsuit against the driver and the owner of the 2011 Toyota Camry that was involved in the accident.

In these types of situations, while a lawsuit will not take back what happened, some are able to find peace of mind in holding a negligent person accountable for their deadly actions. Additionally — in some cases — it can even prevent the same type of accident from happening to other people in the future.

Of course though, it is not as simple as just filing a lawsuit. Rather, a loved one should sit down and talk with an attorney, who will go over all of the details and present a case as to why compensation should be awarded.

Source: South Jersey Times, “Toni Bolis’s widower files lawsuit in 2011 fatal head-on crash,” Carly Q. Romalino, June 26, 2013

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