Posted On: January 27, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Pedestrian killed by car in Voorhees

Robin J. Yeager, a 49-year-old Voorhees woman was struck by a car and killed in a pedestrian accident in Voorhees on January 12 as she crossed White Horse Road.

According to this article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, she was crossing the street shortly after 6 a.m. She was hit by a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by a 21-year-old man whose name has not been released by police.

The driver stopped his car, called authorities, and waited at the scene until they arrived. Yeager was pronounced dead at Underwood-Memorial Hospital.

The driver, who was not injured, had a suspended license. The man may face criminal charges depending on the investigation following this fatal Voorhees auto accident.

When needless death occurs due to negligence of another party, a wrongful death 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.

The Cherry, Fieger, Marciano attorneys understand the devastating impact a Pennsylvania wrongful death can have on a family. They can help you find justice and compensation for your loved one’s death. Your case consultation with one of the Philadelphia, PA wrongful death attorneys is free of charge and completely confidential.