A busy intersection can prove to be a dangerous spot for drivers. With so many cars coming from different directions, drivers can become confused and easily end up in the wrong lane. A careless driver can also run a red light and put everyone else in the intersection at risk.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that intersections were the site of around 40% of all crashes in the U.S. Vehicles turning left, across oncoming traffic, were the biggest contributor to the increased risk, accounting for 22% of all intersection collisions.
These accidents occur every day and the impacts can be devastating. Drivers can be left with debilitating injuries and can even lose their lives in these tragic situations.
A two-vehicle collision in a Collegeville intersection killed one person on Wednesday morning. CBS3-TV reported on the deadly crash and had their traffic helicopter over the scene.
The accident happened just after 9 am at West Germantown Pike and Evansburg Road on August 12, 2020. The collision caused one of the cars to overturn leaving one person dead. There’s no word on what caused the crash or if anyone else was injured in the collision.
After a tragedy on the road, a family can be left with little time to grieve. They can face medical bills and funeral costs in the wake of the accident. A family is also suddenly without the financial support the deceased victim would have provided if they were still alive and working.
The state of Pennsylvania provides for families in these situations by allowing them to file a wrongful death claim. A personal representative for the family can file a claim for damages against at-fault drivers and their insurance companies.
Keep in mind, the state of Philadelphia allows a family to file a wrongful death claim for up to two years from the date of the victim’s death.
It is not recommended that you wait until the end of this deadline to file. The longer you wait to file a lawsuit the harder it will be to gather evidence, contact witnesses, and collect documents you’ll need to build a strong case. An attorney can help you with these important details.
If you do decide to file a claim against a delivery company you may be able to get compensation for all of your family’s hardships. These damages can include any hospital expenses before the victim past away, lost earnings the deceased would have earned, psychological trauma and even the loss of emotional support the loved one would have shared with a husband or wife and children.
If a tragic accident took the life of your loved one, contact an experienced Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyer such as Edith Pearce. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys handling different aspects of your case, Edith Pearce is personally involved in every case that we handle. She genuinely cares about her clients and you will not be treated like just another case or file.