The fatal car accident occurred on Monday, July 20, 2015 on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The car wreck killed a 3-year old and injured three other children and two adults. The victims were transported to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital.
There is no word as to the cause of the accident but police have reported the the vehicle swerved across lanes then overturned and flipped over several times. The automobile accident shut down the northbound lanes of the Turnpike between the Lehigh Valley exit and the Mahoning Valley exit.
Recent Fatal Car Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTS) administration tracks and reports motor vehicle accident statistics nationwide. In 2013, there were 30,057 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes resulting in 32,719 fatalities. The number of fatal car accidents was down slightly from 2012 which reported 30,800 fatal crashes.
In addition, the NHTS compares the number of fatal crashes that occur in urban and rural areas. It is estimated that in 2013, 19 percent of the U.S. population lived in rural areas; however, rural fatalities accounted for 54 percent of all traffic fatalities.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Coping with the loss of a family member can be one of the most stressful and trying times of your life. The grieving process is made worse when your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another driver. Under these circumstances, you may have the right to file wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party.
Filing a civil lawsuit can help bring closure to you and your family by holding the negligent party accountable for his actions. In addition, it may provided needed financial compensation for your losses that can help get your life back to normal.
In most cases, the negligent driver will carry liability insurance that will provide coverage in the event of a automobile accident that results in the death of another driver or pedestrian. In addition, you may be able to recover compensation through your or a family member’s automobile insurance through Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist (UIM/Um) coverage.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you determine what insurance coverage is available to compensate you for damages following an accident.
Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer Brent Wieand
Philadelphia car accident attorney, Brent Wieand, can help if you were seriously injured or a loved one was killed in a car accident. Attorney Wieand has a track record of successfully handling personal injury claims involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, SEPTA accidents.
Upon representation, he will carefully analyze your claim, negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies, and file a lawsuit when necessary. Attorney Wieand knows that following a car accident you have enough to worry about. Let him take care handling your car accident injury claim so that you can focus on your recovery.
Attorney Wieand is not a “law factory” like so many other personal injury firms. He will personally handle your claim and give your case the attention it deserves. Attorney Wieand takes pride standing up to insurance companies until they pay full compensation for your damages. To him, you are more than just an easy settlement. To him, its personal.
Attorney Wieand serves personal injury victims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, call trial lawyer, Brent Wieand today for a free legal consultation 1(800) 481-5206 or fill out the online contact form. You will never pay costs or attorneys fees unless he recovers money for you through a settlement or award.