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Dec 24, 2013 |

MAN CHARGED IN CRASH THAT KILLED PENNSYLVANIA NEWLYWED COUPLE

Dec 24, 2013 - Wrongful Death

A limousine driver was recently charged in that death of a newlywed couple from Pennsylvania who were killed this summer in a fatal car crash. The man is being charged in another state, where the deaths took place, for DWI and two felony counts of death by a motor vehicle. The couple, who had been married for three months, had both attended the University of Pennsylvania. The woman, who was pregnant, died at the scene and her husband died later at the hospital.

The unexpected loss of a loved one may be the most difficult challenge a family has to face. Surviving family members may also face financial challenges following a fatal accident. A wrongful death cause of action may allow surviving family members to recover damages for funeral and medical expenses, loss of support and services, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and, in some situations, other types of damages as well.

A wrongful death claim is brought against the negligent party pr parties that caused the accident by the personal representative of the lost loved one’s estate for the benefit of family members of the lost loved one who may be able to recover compensation for damages suffered. It may be possible, depending on the circumstances, for spouses, parents and children to bring a wrongful death cause of action after suffering the loss of a loved one.

A wrongful death claim can depend on a variety of factors, including the party responsible as well as the nature of the accident and characteristics of the victim. A personal injury attorney will be able to listen to family members and discuss the option of bringing a claim for damages with surviving family members.

Source: Live5News.com, “NC man charged in limo accident that killed newlyweds,” December 10, 2013

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