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Husband suffers fatal personal injury in carjacking

For many, a carjacking is just a distant idea, a plot device in a movie or something that happens to others. However, for some New Jersey mall patrons, it was a very real and terrifying possibility. One woman has chosen to file a lawsuit against the mall itself, claiming that the administration could have prevented the fatal personal injury that her husband suffered. 

The carjacking that resulted in the man's death occurred in Dec. 2013, and unfortunately, the carjacking was not a one-time occurrence. This lawsuit has revealed that there were four previous carjackings in the mall parking lot. Because of these previous crimes, the widow and her attorney have asserted that the mall owners should have been aware of the problem and acted accordingly.

Even though the four individuals responsible for the carjacking itself were arrested and sentenced to 30 and 20 years in prison, respectively, the woman still claims that the mall owners are guilty of negligence. She believes that the security in the mall's parking deck was insufficient. The woman and her attorney have offered to settle the suit for $12 million, but if the mall owners do not accept or respond to the offer, then they might be forced to pay even more in jury-awarded damages. 

New Jersey residents who were victims of an accident or who were involved in a situation that resulted in personal injury may wish to contact an attorney. A lawyer may be able to help the victim to understand what could have been done to prevent the injury or prevent the situation from occurring. An attorney might also be able to help victims to receive compensation for medical expenses, property damages or funeral costs, if applicable, resulting from the accident in question. 

Source:, "Widow in fatal mall carjacking offered to settle lawsuit for $12M, records show", Thomas Moriarty, Feb. 1, 2018

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