Motor vehicle accidents can take a toll on a victim and is or her family for years to come. Despite severe injuries and extensive medical bills, Pennsylvania victims may not realize that they could be eligible for financial compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death suit. By understanding fault and liability as they pertain to motor vehicle accidents, it can be easier to determine if an individual has a viable case.
When tragic incidents occur to Chambersburg residents, it is only natural that individuals want to find out who is responsible for the incident. This is not only important to gain an understanding of what happened, but also to hold those who are responsible accountable for their actions.
We often speak of "car accidents" when we mean a crash or collision involving one or more vehicles. In reality, most of those so-called accidents are no accidents, at least in the sense that they are not foreseeable. If an individual consumes a dozen alcoholic drinks in a short period of time resulting in a high blood alcohol content measurement and then attempts to drive, no one is surprised then the crash into another vehicle because of their intoxication.
Authorities believe that alcohol may have been a factor in a recent fatal car accident in Middle Paxton Township. The early morning accident happened when a driver went the wrong way on the road, heading westbound in the eastbound lanes, and collided head-on into another vehicle. The wrong-way driver was injured and flown to a nearby hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.