Philadelphia Car Accident Attorney: A 77-year-old woman, was killed in a car accident in Lehigh Township on July 7, 2012. The PA woman was a passenger in a red convertible when the vehicle was hit by an SUV traveling on Route 507. The woman was thrown from the vehicle during the crash. The SUV occupants, two adults and three children, and the driver of the convertible were all taken to the hospital. The cause of the accident is being investigated.
Convertible cars are more dangerous than a sedan or an SUV, because convertibles lack a roof. Passenger ejection from a convertible is a common cause of car crash deaths. In fact, ejection from a vehicle is one of the most injurious events that can happen to a person in a convertible car crash. In fatal crashes in 2009, 78 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants who were totally ejected from the vehicle were killed. Wearing a seatbelt is extremely important while riding in a convertible with the top down. In the same year, only one percent of the occupants who used restraints were totally ejected, compared with 30 percent of unrestrained occupants.
Car accident tragedies that involve innocent passengers hit communities hard especially when they happen due to another driver's reckless or negligent conduct or due to the manufacturer's defective design of the seatbelt, restraint, or another part of the vehicle. Families of victims of fatal car crashes want to know the cause of the accident and whose fault it is.
If you have lost a loved one due to a similar car accident, you may want to look into a possibility of filing a Pennsylvania wrongful death action. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia car accident attorneys, is here to help answer your questions and assist you in proving liability of the guilty party. Contact the Lassen Law Firm today for a free consultation with a professional wrongful death attorney and see how we can help you when a fatal car accident takes the life of someone you love.
The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a 29% fee, not the standard 45% like other firms.
Licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and serving the nation.
Stop Searching. Start Calling. 215-510-6755
Authored by: Christian Lassen