On April 8, 2018, a terrible accident occurred. That accident took place on Roosevelt Blvd in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia.
According to NBC10, police say a speeding car crashed into a Nissan Rogue. In that Nissan was a husband and wife. Tragically, the wife was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Additionally, 4 others were injured. One of the injured had a leg fracture, and another had a head injury. According to 6ABC, at least two of the injured were transferred to Jefferson Torresdale, a Level II Trauma Center.
Update 4/10/2018: The driver who was allegedly speeding has now been charged with DUI and homicide by vehicle.
Insurers and accidents involving speed
Unfortunately, an insurance company representing a reckless or speeding driver will still attempt to show that you are in some way responsible for the accident, no matter how devastating that accident is. That’s because they need to protect their bottom line. Insurers are in business to make money, not settle claims for fair amounts. Every day they attempt to delay, minimize or completely deny claims.
Wrongful death claims can be brought by the survivors and/or beneficiaries of the deceased. Insurance companies often fight these claims as they can be tremendously costly. Seeking justice on behalf of your loved one can help bring closure. An experienced attorney will let you know all of your legal options after the loss of a loved one.
Broken bones sometimes heal easily. In other cases there are extensive medical bills, time off work, short or long-term disability, physical therapy or emotional trauma from these injuries. In many cases the compensation one needs for broken bones far exceeds simply the initial hospital costs.
A head injury can be a simple injury or a debilitating traumatic brain injury. In some cases, symptoms take time to present themselves and can be anything from loss of smell to memory loss to major problems.
Contact a Philadelphia auto accident lawyer
After any serious injury, we strongly recommend that you contact a highly rated and seasoned Philadelphia auto accident lawyer such as Edith Pearce at 215-839-3210. In many cases, injured clients will get significantly more compensation for their injuries with an attorney than they would receive without one. Insurers have good attorneys representing them and chances are you will need one too.
The call is free and we will only advise you of options in your best interest.