Mount Laurel, NJ – William Scully Killed in Car Accident on I-295 Near MM 39.2NY/NJ Legal News
Mount Laurel, NJ (November 17, 2022) – Officers from the New Jersey State Police responded to a car accident on the southbound side of Interstate 295 in Burlington County.
The collision occurred at about 10:20 p.m. in the area of mile marker 39.2 in Mount Laurel.
An investigation revealed that the driver of a Mercedes Benz E320 was stopped on the righthand shoulder. Moments later, the driver of a southbound Nissan Altima entered the shoulder and struck the driver of the BMW, 49-year-old William Scully, a resident of Stratford, as he attempted to exit his vehicle.
Scully was taken by ambulance to Jefferson Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Altima’s driver, a 19-year-old man from Sicklerville, sustained non-critical injuries.
The accident is being investigated by the New Jersey State Police.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. William Scully, at this time.
Fatal Car Accident Injuries in New Jersey
The Metro Law wrongful death attorneys are reachable around the clock to help the bereaved surviving family members by making sure they stay updated on their claim’s progress and answering their questions about the legal process that follows the unforeseen loss of a loved one.
To prove liability in a case of wrongful death, the plaintiff will need to show that all three elements of negligence were present.
The first of these is establishing that a duty of care was owed to the victim. In legal jargon, a duty of care means the liable party owed the victim a fundamental level of consideration to ensure they were not placing them in harm’s way. While driving, motorists have a duty to obey all traffic ordinances and laws and behave with reasonable care. Nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, and other healthcare professionals have a responsibility toward their patients to act with a basic level of care.
The second element of negligence is showing that this duty was breached. Proving this requires that you show that the person liable for the death breached the duty of care they owed to the deceased. Taking into account the circumstances surrounding the incident and the knowledge the defendant had at the time, you will need to prove that they should have been aware that somebody could be injured or killed due to their carelessness.
The third element is causation. In plain terms, this means proving that the defendant’s breach of their duty was the immediate cause of their loved one’s death.
Proving negligence in a wrongful death claim is not the same as the burden of proof required for a criminal case. As far as criminal cases are concerned, the prosecutor’s job is to prove that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Wrongful death claims, however, are civil matters that have to be proven through the legal premise of negligence.
If your family member lost their life in a car accident caused by negligence, contact our New Jersey personal injury attorneys by calling (800) 469-6476 to find out what legal action is right for you.
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.