New Jersey Woman’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Train Station Platform Death.

In a wrongful death suit, you must be able to show that an innocent victim died because of the fault or negligence of another person. If you can prove the death was because of another person’s negligence, you may be able to bring a civil claim for substantial money damages against the accused perpetrator when there is a link between the two. Damages that the impending suit can include are damages for pain and suffering, lost wages of the deceased, medical expenses incurred prior to death and funeral expenses. Contact one of our expert Massachusetts wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process.

The family of a woman killed when a New Jersey Transit commuter train slammed into a station last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit earlier this week against the agency. Fabiola Bittar de Kroon’s family is seeking an unspecified amount of compensatory damages in the lawsuit filed in the State Superior Court in Hudson County, New Jersey.

The 34 year-old Brazilian lawyer was standing on a platform when she was killed by falling debris in the Sept. 29, 2016 crash in Hoboken, New Jersey. More than 100 people were injured in the crash. It was later revealed that the engineer suffered from sleep apnea. The lawsuit alleges that the New Jersey Transit should have implemented necessary safety technology and improvements, including positive train control. It also includes assertions that the New Jersey Transit should be held responsible for requiring only one crew member in a driving cab or locomotive during a train’s entry into the Hoboken Terminal (a two-crew member requirement has since been implemented by the agency). The suit also says the agency failed to properly and adequately screen for, monitor and treat medical issues of its enployees.

Has a loved one of yours been a victim of a Massachusetts wrongful death as a result of the negligence of another? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the loss.  Please contact one of our expert wrongful death personal injury attorneys, who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation.  Your needs are our top priority!

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