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June 25, 2018

Philadelphia, PA – Cyclist Killed After Being Struck by Dump Truck

Philadelphia, PA (June 25, 2018) – An accident left a cyclist killed in North Philadelphia this past week. Four cyclists have not been killed in Philly accidents over the past year alone. The man was identified as a 40-year-old who was struck by a dump truck as the driver was making a right turn. The accident happened on Friday morning, according to police who responded to the scene. The collision happened around 8:40 a.m. at the intersection of Whitaker Avenue and Luzerne Street. The dump truck driver claimed that he never saw the bicyclist when he was making the right […]
June 23, 2018

Overbrook Park Accident Leaves One Seriously Injured, One on the Run

An Overbook Park accident took place that left one driver fighting for his life and another being sought by police. The incident took place when one driver went into a fit of road rage after a crash on City Avenue in Philadelphia. Police believe the incident started in the area of West Chester Pike around 10 p.m. last night. Investigators claim that the driver of a Jeep Liberty made a u-turn in the 200 block of West Chester Pike. An SUV almost made contact with a Buick. The driver of the Buick became enraged and tried to confront the Jeep […]
January 16, 2018

Truck Accident Caused by Driver Being Ran Off the Road

Close to Philadelphia yesterday, a two-vehicle accident led to a flatbed truck crashing into the side of a home. A video surveillance of the accident showed the truck slamming through a front porch and hitting a portion of the outside wall. The owner of the home was quoted as saying, “I thought a bomb blew up outside. As a matter of fact, I called 911 and said there was an explosion.” Officials say that the two vehicles involved in the accident collided and caused the flatbed truck to cross a large field and crash straight into the home. Luckily, the […]
September 13, 2016

Wrongful Death vs Survival Actions: Is There a Difference?

Under Pennsylvania law, two types of civil lawsuits can arise when someone dies due to the intentional or negligent actions (or inaction) of someone else: wrongful death and survival. While these lawsuits seem similar in that both allow family members to seek compensation for their loss, it’s important to understand the differences between the causes behind each claim and who has the right to file a lawsuit. Wrongful Death Claims in Pennsylvania A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by people directly affected by the death of a loved one. Under Pennsylvania law, only certain people can file a wrongful […]