Newark, NJ – 5-Year-Old Girl Killed in Hit & Run on 6th Ave W near N 9th St
Newark, NJ (February 2, 2023) – A 5-year-old girl lost her life after being struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run crash in Newark. It happened on the evening of Tuesday, January 31. Police said the accident occurred at approximately 6:45 p.m.
Reports from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office concerning the incident show it occurred at the intersection of 6th Avenue West and North 9th Street. The girl’s younger sister and father were hospitalized with injuries deemed non-life-threatening.
The family was struck at the intersection for reasons still being investigated by police. No one involved has been identified at this time.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this accident.
New Jersey Auto Collisions
Car crashes happen in New Jersey and throughout the United States at an alarming rate. Millions of vehicle collisions are reported annually throughout the country. Hundreds of thousands of these occur in the state of New Jersey. On average, tens of thousands of people suffer injuries in New Jersey car crashes per year, and thousands lose their lives.
When a loved one of yours is negligently killed in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for the losses and damages you may have to endure in the aftermath of their crash. Suffering the wrongful, sudden death of a loved one could very well be one of the most difficult things you ever go through in your life. Allow a skilled and reputable lawyer to help you through this arduous time by assisting you to collect full and fair financial compensation for a wide range of damages that may have resulted from the accident.
Recovering financial compensation after the accidental death of a beloved family member is, unfortunately, more complex than filing a petition to the court and waiting for the payment to arrive by mail. If you wish to achieve a favorable outcome in your case, you must be able to prove:
- Another party owed your family member a duty of care
- The duty of care was breached by negligence, recklessness, or carelessness
- The breach directly resulted in the death of your loved one
The easiest way to prove these three points is to acquire as much relevant evidence as possible. Having spent decades working as skilled wrongful death lawyers, our legal team knows where to find this evidence and how to successfully preserve it. We are happy to utilize our knowledge and experience to help you recover.
As you might know, the claimant process around collecting financial compensation for the wrongful death of a family member in New York usually involves a lot of administrative work. When you’re attempting to deal with the death of a beloved family member, the last thing on your mind is spending hours completing legal documents.
Fortunately, when you hire a wrongful death lawyer in Lynbrook from Metro Law, you won’t have to. Our experienced team of lawyers will handle all of the administrative tasks of your case on your behalf. This will allow you the time needed to grieve and offer support to your family and friends to the best of your ability.
In New York State, wrongful death lawsuits rarely make it to court. They are usually resolved by insurance companies agreeing to settlements with the plaintiffs. If you wish to explore the option of settling your case, our lawyers can help you negotiate the maximum amount available for the losses and damages you face.
Over the years, Metro Law has worked out numerous settlement agreements with New York insurance companies. As such, we fully understand what they require before they agree to improve their terms. When you hire our law firm, we will work diligently to secure a deal that is favorable for you and your loved ones.
Call the law office of Metro Law at (800) 469-6476 to speak with a skilled wrongful death attorney in Newark who can help you recover.
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.