A growing car service called Uber uses a convenient mobile device application that allows a taxi to quickly pick up fares from patrons and take them to their destinations. Despite offering low-cost cab services to busy cities throughout New Jersey, Uber is facing controversy after a recent accident that led to a wrongful death lawsuit.
Paterson, New Jersey, has been named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection to a 2012 police shooting. The lawsuit was filed by the brother of a 38-year-old man who was shot dead by a Paterson police officer. The plaintiff alleged that the police officer's negligence and misconduct caused the victim's death.
Most New Jersey residents are aware of the recent Metro-North train accident in the Bronx that killed four passengers and injured dozens more. The train engineer and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been widely blamed for the accident, and the engineer has been suspended without pay.
The death of a loved one can be unbearable, particularly if it possible that the victim's life might have been saved. When this happens, a wrongful death suit may provide the victim's family with compensation for their loss.
Recently, the family of a 24-year-old man from Tom's River, New Jersey, who was killed when his motorcycle collided with an Ocean County freeholder's car, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the freeholder. The wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the freeholder was negligently driving when his car struck the motorcycle.
Dealing with the loss of the loved one often means fighting for answers. When a fatal incident occurs, family members will seek to understand how it occurred and if anyone was responsible for their death.
A settlement has been reached between the family of a 30-year old Burlington Co., New Jersey man killed in a crane incident and the construction company that owned the crane for $1 million. The man was killed in an April 2012 accident at a Manhattan construction site when the 170-foot tall crane collapsed. The wrongful death suit alleged that the company did not properly inspect the crane and make sure that it was safe for use. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) backed up the lawsuit's allegations when it inspected the company's crane, and determined that it had not done the required inspections on it and issued the company 10 violations and $68,000 in fines. The company disputed OSHA's findings. The man's family was upset that the company did not admit wrongdoing.
The community as a whole relies on bars and other places where alcohol is sold or consumed in New Jersey to carefully check to ensure patrons are of the legal drinking age and that they are not already intoxicated. The failure to do so could lead to lawsuit.
Recently, the estate of a 22-year-old aspiring ballerina killed in a DUI accident filed a wrongful death suit against the responsible driver and two Philadelphia bars that allegedly served him alcohol. The ballerina was originally from Bulgaria, and was a third-year student at the Rock School for Dance Education.
The family of a 20-year old Hackettstown, New Jersey woman killed in an ATV crash caused by a drunk driver has filed a wrongful death suit against both the driver and the bar that served him alcohol before the crash. The wrongful death suit alleges that the bar continued to serve the man alcohol despite visible signs of intoxication. The suit also alleges that the driver, a 24-year old man who was dating the victim, operated the ATV negligently by having a blood alcohol level more than three times New Jersey's legal limit. The crash happened when the man lost control of an ATV after he and the victim had been drinking at the bar, causing both to be thrown from the vehicle. The woman was found near a tree and a large rock, and died from her injuries shortly thereafter. The family is seeking an unspecified amount of damages for pain and suffering.