INFANT DELIVERED AFTER MOTHER KILLED IN PENNSYLVANIA CAR CRASH
Dec 20, 2013 - Car Accidents
Roadways are a vital way for Pennsylvania residents to get around and for long-distance shipments to be made timely. Although valuable for transportation, they can also be the stage for tragedy. Whether it is due to traffic, inclement weather or a negligent driver, a car crash can seriously affect numerous people on the roadway.
One unfortunate accident took place recently in Lebanon County. Pennsylvania authorities responded to a two-car crash that involved a car and a pick-up truck. Emergency crews assessed those involved. The 19-year-old driver of the car was transported to the hospital. The young woman was pregnant and doctors were able to deliver her baby boy, but the woman did not survive the injuries she suffered in the crash. The accident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.
When a driver’s negligence causes an accident, that driver could be held liable for the resulting injuries, death and damages. Family members of deceased accident victims can file a wrongful death claim in order to cover costs associated with the accident such as medical bills, funeral costs and lost wages. In addition, in a case like the one above, the will need care with the tragic loss of his mother, and a wrongful death claim can also seek compensation for this type of situation.
A tragic accident will seriously affect those involved and their loved ones. The emotional response to the incident could be life-altering, but it is important that rational decisions are given consideration after the accident. Filing a claim for compensation could help alleviate any financial burdens that resulted from the accident, which could also help with the mourning process.
Source: Mainline Media News, “A baby boy was born after his mother died in a Pennsylvania car crash,” Dec. 17, 2013