Four teenagers were killed in a tragic Philadelphia car accident involving a vehicle leaving the roadway and crashing into a wooded area. According to The Associated Press, the fatal car crash occurred on Manor Road in West Brandywine Township in Chester County. For unknown reasons, the car left the roadway and all four victims were ejected from the vehicle. All of the victims were reportedly under the age of 18. It is not clear if they were wearing seatbelts or what could have caused the vehicle to veer off the roadway.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s 2009 crash statistics, there were 1,143 fatal crashes resulting in 1,256 deaths in Pennsylvania car accidents. During that same year, there were 4,484 crashes resulting in 27 deaths and 1,808 injuries in Chester County car accidents.
Anytime someone is killed in a fatal Philadelphia car accident, it must be determined what caused the crash and who may be held liable for the loss of life. The family of someone killed in a Pennsylvania car accident may seek financial compensation for their losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault motorist or his or her insurance company. Damages that may be covered include medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages and emotional distress.
The experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Anapol Weiss handle all types of injury accidents. When someone is killed in a crash, our skilled wrongful death attorneys get to the bottom of the cause of the crash while protecting the rights of the victim’s family. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, call our offices at 1-866-735-2792 right away to discuss your legal rights and options at absolutely no cost.