Thomas Nyers killed in Route 50 Hamilton Twp Crash

Route 50 Hamilton Twp Crash Kills Thomas Nyers

A collision on Route 50 in Hamilton Township claimed the life of a Galloway resident Saturday evening. Thomas Nyers was killed when his pickup truck was struck by another pickup truck just after 6 PM, south of Old Egg Harbor Road/Clover Leaf Drive.

Hamilton Township Police report that Nyers was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other driver, James Langlois of Richland, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Campus for treatment.

The accident prompted hours of traffic diversion as authorities cleared the scene. Assisting agencies included the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad, Mays Landing and Laureldale Fire Departments, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

According to Hamilton police, the collision occurred when Langlois, traveling south in a 2017 Dodge Ram, crossed into the northbound lane, striking Nyers’ vehicle. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Township of Hamilton Police Department. Our top NJ car accident lawyers are here to help.

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  1. Wrongful Death Claim: In many jurisdictions, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the party or parties responsible for the accident. This claim seeks to recover damages for the losses suffered by the surviving family members as a result of the death, such as loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses.
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  3. Criminal Prosecution: In cases where the accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, criminal charges may be filed against the responsible party. While criminal prosecution does not directly compensate the family for their losses, it can provide a sense of justice and accountability.
  4. Settlement Negotiation: In many cases, the at-fault party’s insurance company may be willing to negotiate a settlement with the surviving family members to avoid a lengthy and costly legal battle. It’s important for family members to consult with an experienced attorney who can help them understand their rights and options and negotiate a fair settlement on their behalf.

These are just a few of the legal options that may be available to the family of a victim killed in a car accident. It’s important for family members to seek the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney who can help them navigate the legal process and pursue the compensation they deserve.

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