When someone is killed in a car accident, the person's surviving family may be unsure of how to proceed after such a tragedy. To help handle some of the possible financial burdens, they may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the party believed to be responsible. One family may be looking into their legal options after a man was killed in a multiple vehicle accident in Pennsylvania.
Police reports state that the victim was a passenger in a sedan that struck an SUV. The force of that impact pushed the sedan into the opposite lane, where it then struck a tractor-trailer. The initial cause of the crash is unknown at this time, but police continue to investigate.
The male victim suffered multiple traumatic injuries, which resulted in his death. The driver of the sedan was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The SUV driver and the trucker suffered only minor injuries and were released after being treated at the scene and at the hospital, respectively.
The loss of a loved one can be devastating, and the addition of unexpected financial burdens can make it even more difficult. A surviving family may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim, however, which could provide monetary damages that could be used to help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and any other related expenses if successful. Anyone interested in learning more about these types of claims could consult an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney for more information and assistance.
Source: lancasteronline.com, "Man who died in 3-vehicle crash in Ephrata Borough Thursday morning identified", Jonas Fortune, Sept. 8, 2017