When Pennsylvania residents find themselves involved in car accidents, they sometimes find that the collision was nothing more serious than a minor fender bender. Unfortunately, this is not often the case and individuals sometimes suffer serious injuries as a result of being involved in car accidents. A recent car accident resulted in two individuals being sent to the hospital.
According to the authorities, the accident occurred in Lehigh County on a recent Saturday morning in September. The two-car collision occurred when an SUV driven by a 52-year-old man executed a left-hand turn at an intersection. Police say the driver of the SUV allegedly turned in front of a pickup truck operated by a 63-year-old man. The two vehicles collided.
The pickup was carrying a load of rocks in its bed that became loose due to the impact. The rocks flew through the truck’s cab and struck both the driver as well as his passenger. The driver of the SUV suffered a minor injury, but the individuals in the pickup truck were rushed to a local medical center with serious injuries.
The accident remains under investigation. Based upon the preliminary evidence, it appears that the two seriously injured victims have grounds to commence a personal injury lawsuit for financial relief against the SUV driver. A successfully presented claim may result in the entry of a monetary judgment, and any restitution paid might be used to help alleviate many of the financial burdens that are often imposed on victims of serious car accidents, such as medical bills as well as lost pay. Accident victims in Pennsylvania usually consult a personal injury attorney in order to assess the validity of a legal claim and provide ongoing support in navigating the civil justice system.
Source: wfmz.com, “Crash sends rocks flying through truck cab, occupants suffer major injuries“, Sept. 13, 2015