Posted on February 19, 2018
On Saturday, a PennDOT worker by the name of Robert Gensimore, was killed in the afternoon as he was walking along I-99 in Logan Township. The 45-year-old lost his life as he was working in response to an early crash due to weather conditions. He was setting up flares when suddenly, a Chevy Cobalt driven by a 29-year-old from State College, slid out of control and struck him. He was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene, according to police who arrived to assess the situation. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries. The police said that speed, snow, and icy conditions were major factors in the crash. We extend our sympathy to the family of Robert at this time.
There are about 20,000 injuries and many fatalities on the side of our roads every year due to those who are working in inherently dangerous lines of work. Many of these workers work in construction, but many more industries are involved. The main goal in roadside industry careers is to keep all pedestrians and workers safe from harm by ensuring that negligence does not occur – from drivers who are speeding, to those who drink and drive or those who are driving distracted.
When your loved one has been killed in a wrongful death accident, you may not be sure of where to turn in your time of need to protect their rights on their behalf and the rights of your family in this desperate time. If you can prove that a liable party had to meet a standard duty of care, and failed to do so and it caused the death of your loved one, you may be able to bring a claim. All drivers owe a duty of care to those walking alongside roadways, as these can be dangerous situations when vehicles driving at quick speeds are involved.
Are you the personal representative of the decedent’s estate? This is usually somebody who is very close to the loved one, such as a parent, child, or spouse. If somebody acted with harm, you may be able to bring one of these specialized lawsuits for certain damages, like pain and suffering by the victim before passing or the family experienced afterward, funeral expenses, loss of inheritance, and many other aspects.
Turn to us if you and your family have missed out on time and finances related to your loved one’s life, and now want to bring a claim. These specialized cases are filled with emotion and legal procedures, and we want to help. At Edelstein Marton & Nelson, we want to help you get started on your claim and receive as much compensation as you and your family deserve. Call us today for more information at 888-208-1810.