Driver, Auto Repair Shop Liable for Fatal Pennsylvania Auto Accident
An East Stroudsburg man pleaded guilty to civil charges on August 24 for his part in a fatal accident that occurred in January off of Route 115 in Bear Creek Township. According to an article on CitizensVoice.com, the man was speeding on bald tires when, after trying to pass another vehicle, he struck another car head on, killing the 45-year old female driver. The Pennsylvania courts determined that there was no basis to bring criminal charges against the man, only traffic citations and a charge for reckless driving that caused a death.
The man said he had his vehicle inspected at a local auto repair shop and that his tires passed the inspection when they should not have. The owner of the auto repair shop was criminally charged and pleaded guilty to three counts of completing a faulty inspection.
Unfortunately, some auto repair shops, big corporations and other parties place profit over safety in regards to ensuring that a vehicle is safe to drive on America’s roads. When this type of negligence leads to an injury or wrongful death auto accident, the victim or the family of a motorist who was killed may be entitled to compensation by pursuing a Pennsylvania car defect claim.
If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one and you think a defective vehicle component may have contributed to the accident, contact a highly qualified Philadelphia auto product liability attorney like those at Cherry, Fieger & Marciano LLP today. Our lawyers have years of experience in auto product liability litigation and can help you understand your rights. Not only does an injury accident cause emotional and physical stress, it can also substantially affect a victim’s finances with mounting medical bills, loss of wages due to time off of work and other damages. The Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Cherry, Fieger & Marciano LLP will hold all negligent parties accountable and fight to ensure that you are compensated justly. Call (888) 684-7192 to schedule a free and confidential evaluation of your case.