Posted on February 9, 2018
Last night, the owner of the Bob Massie Toyota car dealership in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, was killed in a White Oak car crash. The victim was identified as Robert Massie Jr., 59 years of age and from White Oak. Mr. Massie was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene, but the accident is still under investigation.
Driving is inherently dangerous, because you never know when an accident is right around the corner. Because driving can be so dangerous, it is important for drivers to abide by the law at all times, take safety measures, never drink alcohol, and never text and drive. Every year, thousands of people are killed in car accidents. Not every car accident can be prevented. But when a wrongful death does occur on the roadways, how can you hold a party liable?
To prove your wrongful death case on behalf of your loved one, you must be able to show that the person who caused your accident caused the death of your loved one because they have acted negligently. You may file if there have been monetary damages as a result of your loved one’s death. For example, because the death was so unexpected, you may have had to cover the funeral expenses for your loved one. Or, if the loved one had a child, they may no longer have their parent’s income because of the death.
To bring a claim on behalf of your loved one, you must be an immediate family member. This means that you are a parent, child, or spouse of the loved one. Do you have a case because your loved one has died at the hands of another? Our condolences go out to the family of Robert Massie Jr. today. If you have a case, call us at Edelstein Martin & Nelson at 888-208-1810.