Kody Lupich, 29, killed by Honda on Garden State Parkway NJ

 Garden State Parkway NJ Kody Lupich Killed

Tragedy struck on Tuesday when Kody Lupich, a 29-year-old man from Point Pleasant, was fatally struck on the Garden State Parkway. Lupich had exited his vehicle, which had broken down on the Parkway, and was standing in a grassy area when a Honda, losing control, veered off the road, striking him. The incident occurred around 7 a.m. at milepost 109.1 in Tinton Falls during a snowstorm.

Kody Lupich, 29, of Point Pleasant, passed away on February 13, 2024. Born in Brick and residing in various places including Utah before settling in Point Pleasant Borough, Kody was cherished as a son, grandson, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He graduated from Point Pleasant Beach High School and was known for his love of snowboarding, carpentry, and spending quality time with loved ones, including his beloved dog, Brighton. As an employee at the Hesse Company, Kody pursued his passions with unwavering dedication. Our top New Jersey car accident lawyers are here to help.

The family of a car accident death victim can potentially receive compensation through various means, depending on the circumstances of the accident and the applicable laws in their jurisdiction. Here are some common avenues for compensation:

  1. Insurance Claims: If the victim had car insurance, their policy may provide coverage for damages resulting from the accident. This could include compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
  2. Wrongful Death Lawsuits: In cases where the accident was caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another party (such as a negligent driver), the family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. Compensation awarded in these lawsuits can cover medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, loss of income, loss of companionship, and other damages.
  3. Criminal Restitution: If the at-fault driver is convicted of a crime related to the accident (such as DUI or reckless driving), the court may order them to pay restitution to the victim’s family as part of their criminal sentence.
  4. Civil Lawsuits: Even if criminal charges are not filed or the driver is not convicted, the family may still be able to file a civil lawsuit for damages.
  5. Workers’ Compensation: If the victim was driving as part of their job duties at the time of the accident, their family may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
  6. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: If the at-fault driver is uninsured or does not have enough insurance to cover the damages, the victim’s own insurance policy may include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which can provide compensation.

It’s important for the family of a car accident death victim to consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases. An attorney can assess the specifics of the case and help determine the best course of action for pursuing compensation.


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