Posted On: January 30, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Debris Kills Boy In Stands At Monster Truck Show

Sebastian Hizey, a 6-year-old boy, was killed at a Monster Truck show in Tacoma, Washington after debris flew into the stands, hitting him in the head in this wrongful death case.

According to an article from the Los Angeles Examiner, a red truck came apart while doing doughnuts during the freestyle competition of a Monster Jam show last week. The debris flew 30 to 50 feet over a safety barrier into the stands and also injured another spectator. The boy’s father issued a statement saying his son was hit in the head by a Frisbee-sized piece of metal, weighing between 7 and 12 pounds.

Spectators reported that it took a long time for medics to arrive and the show continued even after the two were hurt.

Officers serving as security at the event investigated the incident and did not find anything criminal.

Feld Motor sports, the promoter of the show, promised more inspections of trucks in the show and that the truck involved in the accident would be withdrawn. According to the report, the promoter said nothing like this had ever happened at any previous Monster Jam events.

When needless death occurs due to negligence of another party, Philadelphia wrongful death lawsuits can be filed. In these lawsuits, the decedent’s heirs sue the negligent party or parties for damages related to the loss of life and their own pain and suffering.

With the help of a wrongful death attorney, the family can sue the negligent person in court and receive monetary compensation for the wages the decedent would have earned had he or she lived, the loss of support to the family, even money related to pain and suffering and loss of consort.

It is recommended that families who think their family member’s death was wrongful first contact a wrongful death attorney for a case assessment. If the case is valid, the attorney can help investigate the claim, gather evidence, represent them in court, and collect the compensation they deserve.

The attorneys at Cherry, Fieger, Marciano can help you find justice and compensation for your loved one’s death. Call today for a free case evaluation and more information. Your case consultation with one of our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys is free of charge and completely confidential.