When police and emergency responders arrive at a crash, it may be difficult for them to immediately understand what transpired. If the victims of the car accident are unable to speak, it may take investigators days or weeks to evaluate the evidence and reach a conclusion about who was at fault. New Jersey law enforcement are dealing with just such a situation following a recent accident involving an SUV and a motorcycle.
It is not surprising that the operator of the motorcycle suffered catastrophic injuries after his vehicle collided with the SUV. Original reports said the biker had broken arms and legs, but authorities pronounced him dead before transporting him from the scene. The accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. one recent Wednesday when both vehicles entered an intersection and collided.
The driver of the SUV suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Both men were in their early 20s. New Jersey investigators are still working to learn how the accident happened. The results of the investigation may determine which driver was at fault.
In such situations, the family of a deceased car accident victim may seek compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. On the other hand, if investigators determine a deceased driver was responsible for the accident, the other driver may pursue compensation for his or her injuries from the estate of the deceased driver. Accident investigations are complex, and a skilled attorney can advocate for those fighting for the justice they deserve.