Nov 13, 2013 |


Nov 13, 2013 - Wrongful Death

Whether a driver passes by an accident on the roadway or hears about it on the news, tragedy often takes place on the roads. Although safety precautions and initiatives are taken, a negligent driver could easily cause an automobile collision resulting in serious injuries and even death. This is often caused when a driver is traveling too fast or is distracted by using their cellphone while they are driving.

Pennsylvania State Police were called to a two-vehicle accident recently in Fayette County. According to preliminary reports, the accident happened around 7 p.m. in Springhill Township when a Chevy Silverado that was traveling southbound on New Geneva Road crossed the centerline. This resulted in the truck colliding head-on with a GMC Sonoma.

Emergency crews were called to the scene. The county coroner pronounced the driver of the Sonoma dead at the scene. The driver of the Silverado and his 13-year-old passenger were both transported to the hospital for the injuries they suffered as a result of the crash.

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the driver of the Silverado to cross the centerline. Following investigation, authorities should be able to determine cause and any liabilities. When a driver is negligent and causes a crash, they could face civil liabilities. The loved ones of the deceased could file a wrongful death suit. This could result in compensation that could be used to cover expenses such as funeral costs, lost of companionship, damages and pain and suffering.

A fatal accident can be a difficult event to deal with for the loved ones of the deceased. In most cases, it means dealing with financial burdens as well as emotional hardships. Understanding what options are available could make filing for compensation easier for them.

Source: WBOY, “Morgantown Man Killed in PA Crash,” Stacy Maniot, Nov. 5, 2013

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