The loss of a loved one can weigh heavily on the surviving family members, especially when the death comes about unexpectedly. Car accidents are a common cause of sudden deaths, and families may find themselves considering their legal options for seeking justice and compensation. In many cases, negatively effected individuals may also be waiting for answers as to how the fatal event occurred.
Two families in Pennsylvania are currently hoping to gain more information after a recent fatal crash. Reports stated that one vehicle carrying two individuals hit a curb then struck a barrier before flipping and coming to a rest of its roof. It was also reported that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and the driver likely lost control. It is possible that another vehicle was involved, but authorities are still investigating that possibility.
Both individuals in the car were killed in the incident. A 19-year-old male and a 30-year-old male were reported as being the victims. It was not disclosed in the report which of the men may have been driving at the time of the crash.
As the families wait for answers pertaining to the Pennsylvania incident, they may wish to explore their legal options. If the driver of the car is considered at fault for the accident, the family of the deceased passenger may wish to file a wrongful death claim against the estate of that individual. If it is determined that another vehicle was involved and responsibility could lay with that driver, similar legal action could result. The damages resulting from car accidents can be harrowing, and taking legal action in hopes of getting justice may be warranted.
Source: wpxi.com, “Medical examiner identifies 2 men killed in Route 51 accident“, June 29, 2016