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$2.25 million Settlement for Woman Injured in Automobile Accident

On March 1, 2017 a Monmouth County woman driving straight through an intersection was injured when another vehicle left turned in front of her causing a collision wherein a second vehicle then struck our client’s vehicle in the rear.   As a result, our client sustained meniscus tears to both knees necessitating arthroscopic surgery to both knees as well as pain management injections. 

Gregg Williams handled the case for the office and was able to reach an out-of-court settlement at a recent telephonic settlement conference.   Mr. Williams was able to secure a settlement of $2.25 million for our client.  This was one of the largest settlements statewide for 2020.   

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What are my rights if my spouse is injured in an Accident?

A serious injury often affects those who are close to the accident victim. The aftermath of such an injury can be particularly hard on the spouse of the injury victim. For many couples, marriage is a partnership; spouses rely on one another for support in all aspects of their lives, from help with household maintenance and child rearing to emotional and intimate companionship. The loss of this aid, support, and company due to one spouse’s injury in an accident is known as loss of consortium, and is a form of damages for which the spouse who was not injured may have the right to seek compensation.

Generally, a marriage is required for a loss of consortium claim. Other relationships may bare several similarities to marriage and cause much of the same kinds of burdens on the other person, but a marital relationship signifies an explicit agreement to share the responsibilities and burdens of daily life with another person, and to share a relationship of mutual support and affection. When an injury interferes with one partner’s ability to participate fully in their marital relationship, the other partner suffers and is entitled to be made whole insofar as the law can provide. While an unmarried romantic partner, a roommate, or a sibling may suffer some of those same burdens, the nature of the relationship is different enough that the law does not provide the same sort of remedy.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact The Law Offices of Gregg A. Williams today!

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FATAL ACCIDENTS: NEW JERSEY

Memorial Day Weekend Fatal Crashes in NJ

South Brunswick–South Brunswick police have identified the two people killed in the Memorial Day crash, which occurred Monday morning on Rt. 130 near Wheeling Road.

Michael Santana, 24, of Staten Island and Zarine Arshakyan, 55, of Lawrenceville, were identified as the two people who died in the crash. They were driving in two different cars. The crash was reported at 7:37 a.m. Monday and shut down Rt. 130 in both directions for eight hours on the holiday.

According to South Brunswick police, the crash occurred when Santana, driving a 2016 Nissan headed northbound on Rt. 130, lost control of his vehicle, spun out, crossed the median, and slammed head-on into Arshakyan’s car as it traveled south. Both cars came to rest in the southbound side of the highway. Arshakyan’s vehicle was then sideswiped by a 2013 Honda driven by Astra Witty, 40, of Scotch Plains. Witty was not injured in the crash.

Traffic investigators say speed was a factor in the initial crash. The crash continued to cause a chain reaction: A separate two-car crash took place near the scene as other drivers tried to avoid the initial fatal crash.

North Brunswick– A 19-year-old Jamesburg young woman was killed in a fatal Rt. 1 car crash in North Brunswick early Sunday morning.

The young woman has been identified as Felicity Eden, 19, from Jamesburg, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office.

The crash involved three cars and occurred at approximately 4:11 a.m. on Rt. 1 south in the area of the North Brunswick Walmart, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor. According to her obituary, she worked as a dietary aide with Care One in East Brunswick.