Fatal car accidents can lead to a series of complications on various levels. Authorities must determine whether charges are applicable, and families of victims may have challenges emotionally, financially and possibly legally. Many fatal car and motorcycle accidents could result in wrongful death claims, but family members may be more uncertain about moving forward if they do not have much knowledge about filing such claims.
One family in Pennsylvania may be looking into more information on their legal options after a recent fatal incident. Reports stated that an SUV was exiting a parking lot behind a car parts store when it was involved in a collision with a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was traveling east at the time of the accident, and the 21-year-old man ended up underneath the SUV.
Though the man was wearing a helmet, he suffered fatal injuries. It was not mentioned whether the driver of the SUV suffered any injuries. Authorities do not suspect that alcohol or speed may have played a role in the crash, but they are continuing to investigate to conclusively rule out such potential factors.
Motorcycle accidents that lead to fatalities may warrant legal action, and this case is no different. The family of the deceased victim may wish to find out more information on wrongful death claims if they want to seek compensation from the driver considered at fault for the incident. Consulting with an experienced attorney could also help them in the potential endeavor to pursue reparations for damages permitted under Pennsylvania law.
Source: wtae.com, “SUV-motorcycle crash in Murrysville leaves 1 dead“, Aug. 3, 2016