A man was killed in a crash today, and police said that Driver was parked in a service station's parking lot on facing the highway when his pickup rolled off the parking lot, down a grassy hill and onto the eastbound lanes and into the path of a tractor-trailer. The truck struck the pickup on the driver's side and pushed it to the right. The police believe that Driver may have fallen asleep and bumped the gear. The truck driver was not injured.
Several hours later the crash caused traffic backup. The driver of a tractor-trailer failed to stop and struck one car, causing a chain-reaction crash involving two more cars. The driver of the truck, sustained serious injuries. Driver, another Driver involved in the chain-reaction crash, sustained minor injuries. Two other Drivers involved in the accident were not injured.
When a car accident occurs because a driver was negligent in operating a vehicle in a careless and unsafe manner, the injured parties may have a claim for compensation. In most car accident cases, the burden of proving negligence falls on the injured party. The auto accident victim is required to show that the driver who caused the car accident was negligent and that the accident caused injuries deserving of compensation. An experienced and reputable Pennsylvania car accident lawyer will navigate an injured person's claims through the complexities of the court system, identifying the legal bases for the claims and quantifying the damages to which the injured individual is entitled. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a car accident, contact an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney at the Lassen Law Firm for a consultation. Our firm has handled many cases involving negligent drivers and we will work tirelessly to get our clients the maximum results.