During the early morning hours of Monday, May 6th, a compact car carrying
two adults and eight minor children crashed head-on into a tree along
Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark, New Jersey. The severity of the accident
caused the car to bend around the tree and trap all ten passengers inside.
When police and emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they were forced
to extricate the two adults and eight children, ranging in ages from 1
1/2 to 17 from the vehicle. The extent of each person's injuries varied,
however reports show the 30-year-old woman, allegedly the children's
mother, and three of her young children (ages 18 months, 3 years and 17
years), sustained life-threatening injuries and were transported to local
hospitals for urgent treatment. The male adult and the five other children
were treated for minor injuries and later released. The exact cause of
the accident is still under investigation, but investigators believe the
fact that the vehicle was double its maximum capacity and that it is possible
that the vehicle's occupants were not wearing seatbelts, all of which
may have been contributing factors.
Any serious injury accident must be fully investigated. If there was a
system failure (such as brakes, tires or other system or part) or another
driver was involved, this will impact how the case is handled. A serious
injury case should be managed by a personal injury lawyer who has experience
and success in helping victims recover compensation for damages.
Being involved in a car accident can be an extremely traumatic and painful
experience. Depending on the cause of the accident and whether or not
another person was liable for the injuries and other damages sustained,
you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible party
so as to recover compensation to cover your medical expenses, loss of
income, rehabilitation costs, and other damages. Our firm has spent the
last 25 years representing clients in all types of personal injury cases.
We know how important it is to be able to receive the compensation you
deserve so you can pay your bills, recover from your injuries, and hold
the negligent party accountable for what has been done to you.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, contact The Law Offices
of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. and schedule a consultation with a personal
injury attorney in New Jersey today.