Hamilton Twp, NJ – Abdenour Rekik, 41, Killed in Car Crash on New Jersey Turnpike near Milepost 58.8NY/NJ Legal News
Hamilton Twp, NJ (April 10, 2023) – A man from Philadelphia lost his life in a fatal car accident in Hamilton Township. The accident happened at around 5:20 a.m. on Monday morning, April 10.
The victim was identified as 41-year-old Abdenour Rekik. Rekik was traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike in a Honda passenger vehicle near milepost 58.8 when he was involved in a collision with a Ford transit van.
Details concerning the accident are currently limited. The other driver suffered no injuries in the accident.
Authorities in Hamilton Township continue to investigate the details of the crash.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
New Jersey Auto Accidents
To prove fault in a wrongful death, the victim’s surviving relatives will need to show that four factors existed in order to successfully establish a prima facie case of negligence. Those factors are:
- Duty of Care: When someone has a duty of care, it implies that they owed the victim a fundamental level of care to assure their safety and keep them from harm. For instance, managers, property owners, and landlords have a duty to keep their property in such a way that is reasonably safe. They are expected to ensure it is free from hazards and dangers such as malfunctioning or unserviced elevators or escalators, wet floors without appropriate warning signs, and loose or incorrectly installed handrails on a staircase.
- Violation of Duty: Showing that this duty was violated involves proving the negligent person violated the duty of care they owed to the victim. Taking into consideration the events of the accident and the understanding they had when it occurred, you will have to prove that the defendant knew or reasonably should have known that someone could be hurt or killed due to their action or inaction.
- Cause in Fact: Proving this element means showing that the at-fault party’s violation was the immediate cause of your family member’s death.
- Damages: Damages are the fourth element of negligence. Since the claimant sustained injury or loss that a reasonable person in the same circumstances could foresee or expect, financial remuneration might be the only type of compensation for their injuries. Damages include hospital bills, lost earnings, emotional anguish, and more.
In a civil suit, proving wrongful death does not carry the same level as the burden of proof required in a criminal case. Whereas most personal injury cases require a preponderance of the evidence, the burden of proof in criminal court is beyond a reasonable doubt, which is the highest standard of proof here in the United States.
The wrongful death lawyers at Metro Law can be reached at any time to help bereft family members by making sure they are updated on the progress of their claim and answering any questions they have about the legal procedures that follow the untimely loss of a loved one.
If your family member lost their life in an accident caused by negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to find out what legal action is right for you.