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November 7, 2017
Fatal Bus Crash in Williamsport

Fatal Point Breeze Accident

Fatal Point Breeze Accident (Saturday October 28, 2017) There was a terrible accident in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Point Breeze on Saturday October 28th.   One person died in the accident and a second person was listed in critical condition as a result of the accident according to a report by the city’s Public Safety Department. According to a report by TribLive, the accident occurred around 11:30 in the morning on Shady Avenue between Fifth Avenue and Hastings Street.  There were two others injured in the crash but at this time, little information about their conditions is unavailable. Police closed the […]
November 7, 2017

Fatal SUV accident

Fatal SUV accident in Chester, PA (October 30, 2017) There was a fatal car accident Tuesday afternoon in Chester, PA.  According to police, a man was killed when his car was hit by a sport utility vehicle that was on the wrong side of the road driving into oncoming traffic. As reported by The Inquirer, the accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. in the area of Route 291 and Franklin Street.  The SUV, a Ford Explorer, which was heading east somehow veered into the westbound lane.  After nearly colliding with a Volkswagen, the SUV collided with a Nissan Sentra. The driver […]
September 13, 2016

Wrongful Death vs Survival Actions: Is There a Difference?

Under Pennsylvania law, two types of civil lawsuits can arise when someone dies due to the intentional or negligent actions (or inaction) of someone else: wrongful death and survival. While these lawsuits seem similar in that both allow family members to seek compensation for their loss, it’s important to understand the differences between the causes behind each claim and who has the right to file a lawsuit. Wrongful Death Claims in Pennsylvania A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by people directly affected by the death of a loved one. Under Pennsylvania law, only certain people can file a wrongful […]