Camden, NJ – Steven Ray Davis Jr, Dead, Pedestrian Injured in Atlantic City Expy CrashNY/NJ Legal News
Camden, NJ (September 01, 2022) – An accident on the Atlantic City Expressway killed a driver and left a pedestrian in serious condition on Friday, August, 26th in Camden County.
The crash occurred at about 10:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes near mile marker 36.3 in Winslow Township when a pedestrian changing a tire on a Ford Explorer on the shoulder was hit by a GMC Yukon when the driver left the roadway and struck the disabled Ford, causing it to overturn.
The driver of the GMC driver, 43-year-old Steven Ray Davis Jr., a resident of Downingtown, PA died on impact.
The pedestrian sustained serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
As troopers are still investigating, more details were not immediately available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Steven Ray Davis Jr., at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Filing Suit Against a Deceased Party in New Jersey
New Jersey law states that if you are injured by another person, you are permitted to file a personal injury claim even if the at-fault party died. Filing a claim will make you a potential creditor, and if it is settled or is won at trial, the estate will be required to pay you your award or settlement the same as any other debt.
Although an estate, just like an individual, can be sued, there are numerous legal formalities that must be followed. A reliable car accident lawyer is in the best position to give you dependable advice that will help you secure the compensation you deserve.
If you were injured by a negligent driver who died in the accident or shortly thereafter, we encourage you to speak with a New Jersey personal injury lawyer who can walk you through the process of filing a claim against an estate after it has been through probate.
The estate of the deceased must get through probate before you will be able to act on your personal injury claim. Probate is the process by which an estate is divided into inheritances and bequests, and debts are paid.
The decedent’s estate will have an executor or personal representative. One of the executor’s duties is to contest your claim for medical costs, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages arising from the accident.
When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a New Jersey pedestrian accident lawyer from Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.