Oct 2, 2013 |


Oct 2, 2013 - Wrongful Death

Whether on the way to work or at work, an incident could occur and seriously injure a person. Motor vehicles are often the cause of serious and fatal accidents. Often times, drivers can be distracted, which means they are not properly paying attention on the road ahead of them. Even when a driver is lost and trying to focus on upcoming signs, because their attention isn’t maintained on the road ahead of them, they could collide with an object or person ahead of the vehicle.

Officers in Archbald, Pennsylvania recently responded to a fatal accident that took the life of a construction worker. According to preliminary reports, the 63-year-old worker was struck and killed by a vehicle. It is presumed that the 82-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and went off the road. This resulted in the vehicle traveling into the parking lot that was under construction and colliding with the construction worker.

Emergency crews responded to this incident and pronounced the construction worker dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was found to be in critical condition and was transported to the hospital, where he died later.

The investigation of this fatal accident is still under way. It was reported that several people witnessed the collision and authorities hope to determine the cause of the accident. Once cause and liability is determined, the loved ones of the killed worker could file a wrongful death claim against the estate of the driver. This could result in compensation to cover funeral expenses, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering.

A negligent driver can be a dangerous hazard on the roadways. They could injure or kill a loved one, leaving their friends and family with emotional pain and financial hardships. Filing for compensation will help offset these costs and could help with the coping process.

Source: 16 WNEP, “Worker In Parking Lot Killed, Driver Dead At Hospital,” Brittany Boyer, Sept. 27, 2013

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