Shrewsbury, NJ – Brodie, Young, and Rudolph Killed in Sideswipe Crash on Garden State PkyNY/NJ Legal News
Shrewsbury, NJ (July 12, 2022) – State police were dispatched to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Sunday, July 10th in Aberdeen Township.
According to police, at about 7:15 p.m., the three victims were in a Nissan Sentra traveling along the Garden State Parkway when it sideswiped a Nissan Maxima. The impact forced the Sentra off the roadway where it struck a metal post, flipped over, and then crashed into a tree.
Officials have identified the three people who died in the collision, all of whom were occupants of the Sentra. 25-year-old Ajene Brodie, a resident of Shrewsbury, was the driver of the vehicle. Her two passengers were 24-year-old Janiyah Rudolph and 26-year-old Detriona Young, both from Asbury Park.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Lawsuits Against the Deceased 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the years, Metro Law’s team of responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys has helped thousands of claimants get the justice and compensation they deserve for their legal claims. Our team has fought aggressively on behalf of accident victims to ensure their legal rights are protected after being harmed in preventable collisions throughout the state.
Following a serious car accident, victims are hospitalized for several weeks or even months to tend to their injuries. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of collisions are always cumulative. Victims and their families are often forced to suffer through the overwhelming impacts of preventable accidents.
When people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, they should contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Our team works diligently to help victims hold those at fault accountable and collect the maximum amount of compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their accidents. If you were injured in a collision, through no fault of your own, contact our car accident lawyers in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help 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.