DECEMBER 30, 2014 BY SAMUEL FISHMAN
On February 9, 2014, at approximately 2 a.m., a 25 year old pedestrian was struck by a Ford Explorer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The driver fled the scene resulting in a hit and run collision. The pedestrian was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead within the hour. The police later located the alleged driver who was facing multiple charges as of February 10, 2014. The charges are believed to include homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence.
Unfortunately fatal accidents occur all too often on the roadways. Pennsylvania roads and highways are no exception.
Pennsylvania has made civil protections for Wrongful Death claims that arise out of another person’s negligence. Different types of damages include, but are not limited to, hospital expenses, nursing expenses, medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, expenses of administration necessitated by reason of injuries causing death, loss of contributions from the decedent, loss of services, society, and comfort, and loss of services to the decedent’s children. An experienced attorney can help to navigate the legal system during the difficult times following the death of a loved one.
For the full article regarding a Pedestrian Killed in a Hit and Run Accident see Go Erie at “In Brief: W. Pa. man dies after accident, driver arrested”