Pennsylvania – February 27, 2021

A car crashed into a Fayette County home leaving two individuals injured.  The driver suffered fatal injury at the scene and a passenger was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital with severe injuries.  The accident occurred on Allen Drive in Fayette County in the early afternoon hours.  Victims who suffer harmful loss after a car accident should consult with a Pennsylvania accident attorney when they are able.  Experienced legal counsel may be instrumental in gaining access to insurance compensation to cover the immediate costs related to funeral expenses, and medical bills.  If there is damage to the house, the owners can also claim compensation for damages in certain cases.

Accessing insurance funds.

In a case where injury is involved with a passenger and a deceased driver, and no other vehicle, the insured’s may access the portion of their insurance that is considered “no fault,” or personal injury protection (PIP) to cover medical bills, lost earnings, and other out-of-pocket expenses.  There is no compensation for pain and suffering with PIP.  The passenger can sue the driver’s estate for damages in some cases.  A car accident attorney can help with this distinction.   An auto accident attorney can explain Pennsylvania’s  “modified comparative negligence” rule, where an individual can still recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit, but the amount of compensation will be reduced by an amount that is equal to their percentage of fault.

Personal injury case building.

Car accidents are often the result of the action, or inaction of another, and a victim may recover compensation if fault and/or liability is proven. Accident reports, witness testimony and medical reports are important documentation for a personal injury attorney to prove negligence after a car accident results in death, and severe injury.  An experienced car accident attorney has years of personal injury experience dealing with automobile accident claims, providing strong case building in court representations that support higher monetary award requests.

Damage compensation may be necessary to address economic loss, including lost wages, medical bills, medical care, and treatment, plus household expenses; and non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or companionship.

Seek legal counsel.

Experienced  accident attorneys can objectively speak on a victim’s behalf in court, or with an insurance company’s legal team to yield comprehensive damage compensation.  An experienced accident lawyer at Scanlon & Wojton will fight for accident victim’s rights after a deadly accident.

 

Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law

The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Suite 510
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219

Phone:  (412) 918-1241

Fax: (412) 235-7275

Sources.

One Dead, One Seriously Injured After Car Crashes Into Home In Fayette County – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/00.085.053.000..HTM

https://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BMV/BMV%20Forms/AA-600.pdf

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/00.071.002.000..HTM

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/42/00.055.024.000..HTM

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