Posted on February 6, 2018
Recently, a Chambersburg woman was killed as she crossed the southbound lane of Interstate 81 after being in the center median and waiting for a time to cross. Desi Anderson was 23 years old at the time of her death and was struck by vehicle driver Brennen O’Brien, who was 19. The driver of the vehicle was not injured, and the investigation continues.
Often, in a wrongful death pedestrian accident, the driver of the other vehicle is liable. This is because drivers are always supposed to be mindful of pedestrians using the roadways, as they have no protection from the elements like someone in a motor vehicle. Usually, pedestrian accidents come with devastating consequences for this very reason. Every case is different, but families of the victims of pedestrian accidents may be able to receive compensation for things like lost income due to the death of a loved one, funeral expenses, emergency treatment, medical costs, emotional care, and more.
You, as a loved one of the deceased, must be able to establish a few elements in your case. First of all, you have to be able to prove that your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of another party through recklessness. This means that the event could not have been brought on about by the actions of others. You must also show that you have suffered losses of some kind due to the wrongful death. Perhaps, for instance, your loved one’s child is now suffering because they lost a parent who was responsible for finances in their family. Maybe you are suffering emotionally and want to be compensated because your loved one was taken too soon.
Are you the loved one of somebody who was wrongfully killed in a pedestrian accident? In most cases, surviving spouses, children, and parents of a loved one will be able to file for compensation after one of these devastating accidents. We extend our help to you in your time of need when your family has been suffering due to the negligence of another. Call us at Edelstein Martin & Nelson at 888-208-1810.