East Rutherford, NJ – Worker Killed in Accident at New Mega Mall

East Rutherford, NJ – Worker Killed in Accident at New Mega Mall

East Rutherford, NJ (October 10, 2019) – Police stated that a worker died on a construction site at the New Jersey mega-mall and entertainment complex that is scheduled to open soon.

The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 9th at the American Dream Mall at the Meadowlands complex.

New Jersey State Police reported that Eric Papenfuhs, 37, of Hampton, was operating a Bobcat on the mall’s parking deck when he was hit by a flatbed trailer.

Papenfuhs was transported to Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is still investigating the cause of the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Eric Papenfuhs, at this time.

Wrongful Deaths in East Rutherford

East Rutherford, NJ - Worker Killed in Accident at New Mega Mall

The purpose of New Jersey’s Wrongful Death Act is to compensate survivors for the financial damages caused by the death. In the majority of cases, the most substantial recovery is for loss of financial support. This amount is based on the financial contributions which the deceased plausibly would have been presumed to make to the survivors. This portion of financial recovery is not need-based. 

A jury may take into account the effects of inflation and, because the wages would have been spread out over the rest of the victim’s working life, any financial compensation must be discounted to match the current value of future predicted earnings.

If you plan on filing a wrongful death suit, it is best that you seek out qualified legal representation from a personal injury attorney to help you through your case. While you try to sort through your emotions and put the pieces of your life back together, one of the reputable attorneys from Metro Law will be able to skillfully handle the details of your wrongful death claim for you. 

We always seek the maximum compensation that our clients are due according to New Jersey law and make sure that your rights remain protected at all times. If you are interested in a free consultation with a New Jersey wrongful death attorney, please give us a call at (800) 469-6476 as soon as possible.

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.