Recently, nineteen-year-old Thomas Andrew Kocon pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle, recklessly endangering other persons, careless driving, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. The Delaware County Times reports that he took his hands of the wheel to get a CD, causing a Pennsylvania car collision that killed two girls and injured three others on December 12, 2009.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that almost 20 percent of all car crashes in 2008 involved some form of distraction. Nearly 6,000 people died in crashes involving a distracted driver and more than half a million were injured that year. Distracting activities included cell phone use, eating, changing the radio/CD, reading and others.
Because of his negligent actions, Mr. Kocon could also be held civilly responsible for this fatal Pennsylvania car accident. The victims and their families would be well advised to seek attorneys who handle wrongful death/personal injury cases in PA.
If you have recently lost a loved one in a car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, contact the Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP for a free evaluation of your case. We can work to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions in a court of law, and seek compensatory damages on behalf of your lost loved one to help pay for medical bills, funeral arrangements, and even lost wages. We are determined to win substantial settlements for injured clients. Call us today for a free consultation of your PA wrongful death case.