Unfortunately, car and truck accidents are a frequent occurrence, and their results are often devastating for friends and family. The accident may be a result of inattention, drunk driving or tiredness, but personal injuries are too often the ultimate outcome. In some cases in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, the accident proves fatal. When this happens, a wrongful death suit may be appropriate.
In January 2009, a truck driver was traveling on the Schuylkill Expressway when he slammed into a 1997 Infiniti sedan. The impact of the collision killed the driver of the sedan. The Infiniti was pinned underneath the truck, which was said to be hauling 73,000 pounds of produce. The truck driver was already convicted of vehicular homicide and related offenses in June, 2009.