How many times a day do people get out of taxi cabs in New Jersey? How many times a day do people think their lives may end as they step out of a taxi cab? Most people are thinking about their meetings, their lunches, their jobs, or just the day ahead of them. Sadly, such a tragic incident befell a man in Plainfield earlier this year as a result of a DUI accident.
A gentleman had just exited a taxi cab when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. The accident victim died from his injuries. The man who had been driving the car that struck him was apprehended at his home in South Plainfield a short time later. His car, which was badly damaged, was also found there.
According to the police report, the man was drunk at the time that he hit the pedestrian. He has been subsequently charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident. He has also been indicted on one count of vehicular homicide.
The sudden death of a family member or a friend due to a DUI accident always comes as a shock in New Jersey. 'There one minute and gone the next' is a phrase frequently associated with such tragedies, but it does not adequately reflect the shock and grief of the people close to the deceased. As feelings of grief and shock begin to subside, anger and the desire for some answers may take over. A conversation with an experienced personal injury attorney may provide some answers and possibly some much needed closure. A knowledgeable lawyer can review the circumstances of the case and help the client assess whether a wrongful death lawsuit could be applicable in such a situation.