Posted On: September 2, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Delaware Couple and Their Daughter Die in Crash

A Georgetown couple and their daughter died after a crash in Milton, DE. The couple’s other daughter remains in critical condition. According to an article in the Delaware County Times, a New Castle, DE man crossed into oncoming traffic on Del. Route 30 on August 23 and hit the family’s car.

The 33-year-old man and his wife, 32-year-old, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their 14-year-old daughter was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Their other daughter, an 8-year-old, was listed in critical condition at another hospital in Delaware.

The driver of the other car, a 22-year-old man, is charged with three counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault. The accused driver should be held both criminally and civilly responsible for the deaths of the parents and their daughter. The victims’ family would be well advised to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death attorney.

The amount that can be claimed and the heirs who are allowed to file a Pennsylvania wrongful death lawsuit can vary widely depending on jurisdiction. In addition, statutes of limitation may come into play that limit the time a family has to file a wrongful death lawsuit. For these reasons and due to the complexity of these cases, 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.

Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano 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. Call today for a free case evaluation and more information on Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano’s exemplary track record, documented legal skills, and unparalleled resources. Your case consultation with one of the Philadelphia, PA wrongful death attorneys is free of charge and completely confidential.

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