Collisions between automobiles often cause property damage as well as injuries for those involved. Whenever multiple vehicles are present, the results of car accidents can be more serious. A woman was recently killed in a multiple-vehicle crash in Pennsylvania.
According to authorities, traffic along the turnpike slowed due to a construction zone. Reports indicate that a commercial vehicle was traveling at a high speed and failed to slow, striking the car in front of it. The victim's car then struck the rear of the vehicle in front of it, which in turn struck a fourth vehicle.
Though all four drivers were wearing seat belts, injuries still occurred. The first victim who was struck was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Another driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. The driver believed to be responsible for the crash and the remaining driver were not injured.
Whenever victims of car accidents are injured, they may be entitled to file personal injury lawsuits in civil court against any parties believed to be responsible. Similarly, surviving families of deceased victims may be entitled to file wrongful death lawsuits. When these types of lawsuits successfully prove negligence on behalf of the defendant, plaintiffs can be awarded monetary damages that can be used to help pay for medical bills, funeral costs and any other financial expenses related to the crash. Anyone interested in pursuing one of these types of claims can consult an experienced Pennsylvania attorney to obtain more information and assistance in filing.
Source: readingeagle.com, "Lancaster County woman killed in turnpike accident in Berks", Sept. 29, 2017