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Victims' families could benefit from wrongful death claims

Automobile collisions involving multiple vehicles can lead to severe personal harm and property damage. In some instances, victims may even suffer fatal injuries. When this occurs, the surviving family of the deceased may consider filing a wrongful death claim in hopes of legal recourse. One Pennsylvania family may have grounds for doing so after a multi-vehicle crash killed an elderly man.

According to authorities, the driver believed to be responsible was speeding and failed to stop at a red light. That vehicle hit the victim's car as the victim was making a turn. A third vehicle was also part of the accident, though reports do not indicate to what extent it was involved.

Tragically, the victim passed away from his injuries following the accident. A total of five other people were also hurt, though officials did not release the details of their injuries. Two nurses who happened to be working nearby at the time of the crash assisted those injured until first responders could arrive.

Coping with the death of a loved one is difficult for any family. Though nothing can replace the loss of life, the victim's family may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the driver believed to be responsible for the accident in an attempt to recover monetary damages. They could then use any amount received to help pay for funeral costs or any other financial losses related to the collision. An experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney could provide more information about these claims as well as offer advice and assistance to anyone interested in filing.

Source: CBS Pittsburgh, "Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Route 30 In Greensburg", Ralph Iannotti, April 27, 2017

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