If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or an accident that was caused by another person, you could be entitled to compensation. A wrongful death lawsuit involves a claim against a party that was responsible for the death of another person when that death was not intentional, but instead caused by recklessness or negligence. Wrongful death can come in many forms, but one of the most common types of wrongful death is a fatal motor vehicle accident.
Four people were injured in a two-car accident that happened around 6:30 p.m. on a Friday. A 46-year-old man who was driving a Dodge Viper V10 at a high rate of speed when he crashed into a pickup truck being driven by a 28-year-old man. The Dodge was traveling north on Route 36, and the pickup truck was traveling south. The accident occurred between Loysburg and Northern Bedford County High School.
A 71-year-old man driving a small school bus hit and seriously injured a 67-year-old woman. Theaccident occurred at the intersection of Greensburg Pike and Carl Avenue in Forest Hills.
A decision of a tow truck operator to make an illegal u-turn on a Pennsylvania thoroughfare is blamed for the death of another driver. The auto repair shop for which the tow truck driver worked and the tow truck driver and the driver of the vehicle in which the deceased man was a passenger have been named as defendants in the lawsuit.
It's been close to eight years since a Pennsylvania woman was killed when her Ford Escape accelerated out of control and was involved in a fatal accident. This has been only one of many products liability lawsuits involving the Ford Escape.
With all of the focus upon the death of Ryan Dunn in a Pennsylvania car crash that occurred on June 20, 2011, we sometimes forget that there was a passenger in the vehicle that was also killed in that accident. The family of that passenger is now bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against Ryan Dunn's estate and the local bar that was serving alcohol to Dunn just shortly before the fatal crash.
Ford SUVs, which are obviously sold in Pittsburgh, are being recalled because the gas pedals on some such vehicles can stick. Though company has recalled 421,000 Ford Escapes, many critics feel that the automobile giant has not done enough to prevent more automobile accidents from occurring.
Fatal crashes involving drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs has become all too common. A recent fatal crash killing a bicyclist in Pennsylvania differs only in that it was the second accident the driver of the car striking the pedestrian was involved in during the same evening, and in both crashes the individual had been driving under the influence of a mood altering substance.
When a fatal motor vehicle crash occurs, other individuals besides the driver at fault could be held liable in a wrongful death lawsuit. The owner of the vehicle may also be liable if they negligently lent the vehicle out to someone that they knew could be a risk on the road.
A 46-year old Pittsburgh area man died after a fatal hit-and-run car accident. A 29-year old man is accused of leaving the scene of the accident and thus leaving the victim to lie in the road and die.