It is always tragic when a car accident claims the life of an innocent individual. It is especially sad when the circumstances that caused the car accident could have been avoided. Distracted driving, reckless operation of a vehicle or drunk driving can cause serious injury or death to other motorists and passengers. Just one mistake behind the wheel can have life-altering consequences.

A recent tragic accident illustrates the need for cautious driving and the potentially deadly consequences that can result from a crash. A Pennsylvania woman lost her life when the pick-up in which she was a passenger crashed with another vehicle. The driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle, but the reason for that is not immediately clear. Law enforcement officers are still investigating the accident. 

As Pennsylvania authorities are still determining the cause of the crash, the family of the deceased may assume that there are no legal options available at this point. However, it can be beneficial to secure the help of a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. An experienced legal team can investigate the accident and determine if the driver is liable for the wrongful death or if other parties can be named in a civil claim.

No amount of compensation can undo the hurt and grief caused by the loss of a loved one. However, a civil claim can help a family recover losses associated with a car accident, including medical bills, funeral costs and other end-of-life expenses. By reaching out as soon as possible, a family will not have to face this difficult time alone. 

Source: fox43.com, “Hanover woman killed in Penn Township crash“, Valerie Waltz, Oct. 29, 2015