A 25-year-old man suffered fatal injury in a motorcycle accident near Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania – March 1, 2023
A motorcycle crash in Marshall Township resulted in a 25-year-old Pittsburgh man suffering fatal injury at the scene. According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, he was fatally injured in the 400 block of Mingo Road. The cause of the accident will be investigated. An experienced accident lawyer at Scanlon & Wojton Law Firm can assist surviving loved ones recover insurance compensation to defray funeral and burial costs, as well as offering guidance to address anticipated negative changes to a family’s financial stability through personal injury litigation after a fatal crash.
Possible wrongful death action.
In a sole vehicle crash, the scene of the accident may identify outside forces that may have contributed to the accident such as mechanical issues with the motorcycle or maintenance problems with the roadway or other vehicles that fled the scene. An accident report must be filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety within five days from the mishap if collisions result in death, injury, or significant property damage. If members of the deceased entertain wrongful death legal action, there will be many factors that need to be investigated before litigation can go forward. If there were witnesses at the scene, they may need to be interviewed, and insurance responsibility must be determined for named parties. Surviving loved ones and family members should contact an experienced Pittsburgh accident lawyer who can assist with the filing of a wrongful death claim against all responsible parties.
Accidental death benefit.
It is not uncommon for motorcycle crashes to end in catastrophic bodily harm, or fatal injury, as riders are likely to absorb the full impacts of collisions with the ground, or metal framework of another motor vehicle, or they may be ejected into the air before landing on hard surfaces with relatively little bodily protection. Motorcycle insurance policies may have an accidental death benefit rider, whereby the victim’s loved ones may be able to recover compensation to pay for medical treatment and funeral expenses. A Pittsburgh motorcycle accident lawyer can review the policy to check the personal injury protection coverage (PIP) that includes death benefits which may address funeral expenses, medical bills, and beneficiary amounts.
Recoverable loss compensation.
Legal counsel will explain in layman’s terms how the law applies in each unique situation and apprise victims of any variations to the imposed time constraints for filing legal actions in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania statute of limitations gives an accident victim two years to file a lawsuit from the date the injury occurred, was, discovered, or should have been discovered through reasonable care. Lawsuits against government agencies have a shorter timeframe to act at six months. A Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer can apprise individuals of any deviations from that timeline.
Legal counsel will review the damage valuation determinations for accident-related insurance claims, and other accidents requiring the payment of:
- Compensatory damages for economic losses including lost wages, medical bills, medical care, and treatment, plus household expenses and non-economic losses that include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or companionship.
- Monetary awards in Pennsylvania have no cap on most damages, but there is a cap of $500,000 against local government claims, and a $250,000 limit on claims against the State in the event that roadway flaws due to negligence of municipal upkeep caused a rider to have an accident. Accident lawyers can be of assistance for a variety of legal actions toward fiscal recovery after any motor vehicle accidental injury.
Seek legal counsel.
Call a Pittsburgh wrongful death attorney to assist in the determination of “fault” and move forward with a legal proceeding for wrongful death. An experienced accident lawyer at Scanlon & Wojton will fight for surviving loved one’s rights for a comprehensive insurance settlement, or court award to cover damages, and work for timely access to insurance funds to pay for unexpected funeral and burial costs.
Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law
The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Second Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219
Phone: (412) 918-1241
Fax: (412) 235-7275
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