A Pennsylvania auto accident lawyer notes that a Pennsylvania man who reportedly initiated a deadly multicar crash in New Jersey has been formally charged with second-degree death by auto and fourth-degree assault by auto. When a reckless or negligent driver causes an accident resulting in injuries, the injured party can seek compensation with the help of a car accident lawyer.
For more information, contact the Attorney Group for Pennsylvania today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Pennsylvania auto accident lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Toddler Killed and Six Injured as a Result of Reported Reckless Driving
A grand jury has decided to press charges against a Pennsylvania man who allegedly started a chain-reaction accident that resulted in the death of a toddler in June 2015. The man reportedly sideswiped an oncoming vehicle and then collided with two other cars that were stopped in traffic. As New Jersey Advance Media reports, the impact forced the third car that the man struck into a fourth vehicle, which was in turn pushed into a fifth vehicle.
Local police and prosecutors report that the man was driving recklessly at the time of the accident, though they have not provided further details. In total, the incident left six people and the driver himself with serious injuries. Tragically, the daughter of the woman who was driving the second stationary vehicle suffered severe trauma and ultimately passed away in a nearby hospital. The man now faces charges of fourth-degree assault and second-degree death by auto.
How a Pennsylvania Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help
Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents caused by the negligence of another driver, whether that driver was speeding or is otherwise at fault, may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from an injury
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
For more information about your options after an auto accident, contact the Attorney Group for Pennsylvania. You can fill out the form on this page or contact us by phone or email.
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.