Widow Wins $1.6M from PA Housing Agency
The widow of a motorcyclist killed when he collided with a western Pennsylvania housing agency’s truck, has won more than $1.6 million in a wrongful death verdict. According to an article, a jury found the Mercer County Housing Authority and an employee negligent in the death of the woman’s husband who was 52-years-old.
The widow’s husband was killed May 8, 2007 when his motorcycle crashed into a housing authority pickup truck. The truck had started to turn left and stopped a few feet into the man’s lane when the crash occurred.
The driver was cited for a left turn violation and paid a fine. The man’s widow settled separate claims against PennDOT and other defendants.
When needless death occurs due to the 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 Philadelphia, PA wrongful death attorneys is free of charge and completely confidential.