Recently, a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania was settled between two parties for what may be the largest amount in Pennsylvania history.
Online PR News – 11-September-2012 – Philadelphia, PA – Recently, a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania was settled between two parties for what may be the largest amount in Pennsylvania history. The suit, which involved a motor vehicle accident between a large commercial truck and a much smaller passenger vehicle, left one man dead and two other passengers, one of whom was his daughter, with severe, life-altering injuries. The survivors of the accident sued the driver and the company for which he worked, eventually reaching a settlement of slightly more than $26 million for their damages.
This settlement reflects the serious danger that large commercial trucks can pose to other motorists. In fact, in 2010, the latest year for which reliable data are available, 157 Pennsylvania residents lost their lives as a result of accidents involving large commercial trucks. Furthermore, those who are involved in these types of accidents who aren’t killed often suffer debilitating injuries which can have an enormous impact on the rest of their lives.
While nothing can be done to resolve the pain that the death of a loved one can cause, families who lose a loved one in an accident caused by someone else may be entitled to financial compensation to help cover funeral costs, medical bills, and other expenses which may arise as a result of this loss. The Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are prepared to provide their assistance to all those who have lost a loved one to another party’s recklessness or negligence.
Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., is a personal injury law firm based in Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York. To learn more about the services provided by this firm, contact them at 610-667-7511.