Posted On: November 16, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Ambler Resident Charged for Fatal Delco Car Crash

A man from Ambler, PA was charged with third-degree murder in connection with a fatal car crash in Delaware County on November 10. According to an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the 18-year-old man allegedly was traveling at a high speed northbound in the southbound lanes of Route 352. He then drove his Ford Explorer though a red light at the intersection of Knowlton Road in Middletown Township. He collided with a car and broke the smaller Honda Accord into two pieces. The driver in the other vehicle died at the scene. The charged man was treated for injuries.

Drivers of two other cars caught in the pileup and a passenger also were hurt, but the Inquirer reported that their injuries were not life-threatening.

The 18-year-old also faces charges including aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, and recklessly endangering another person.

The 18-year-old should be held both civilly and criminally responsible for the motorist’s death and for injuring the other victims. The families of these victims would be well advised to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death/personal injury attorney.

When needless death occurs due to negligence of another party, 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. 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, 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. Your case consultation with one of the skilled Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys is free of charge and completely confidential.

The Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Cherry, Fieger, & Marciano can also use their knowledge, their aptitude and their ability in pursuit of obtaining considerable damages for the injured drivers.

Source article: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20091111_Ambler_man_charged_with_murder_after_Delco_crash.html