Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted in: Car Accident Posted on: February 16, 2019
We have learned that an accident that happened on February 7 on Franktown Road was caused by a possibly impaired driver. Allegheny County Police say that a 48-year-old man was traveling eastbound in his pickup truck when he crossed the center line and slammed into a Nissan SUV.
The driver of the Nissan was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries. The investigation is ongoing and police do believe the driver of the pickup was impaired. He was also injured but was in stable condition.
At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we know that the last thing you expect is for an impaired or negligent driver to cause you or a loved one harm. If you need a Pittsburgh car accident attorney, call us today so we can work on securing the compensation you need.
When we see these stories, ones in which another life has been lost due to impaired driving, it is hard not to think of it as routine. We cannot think like that. Drunk and drugged driving kills far too many people in Pennsylvania each year and that needs to change.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation gives us some alarming numbers for the latest reporting year:
Impaired drivers are dangerous for everyone in and around the roadway, not just those riding in regular passenger vehicles. Also at risk are motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians anywhere near the roadway.
Drunk driving accidents can cause severe injuries, including:
Most people only think of medical costs when it comes to accidents. Yes, these can be tremendous, but there are also hidden costs that many people, including insurance companies, do not consider. This can include:
Drunk and drugged driving is deadly, but they are not the only cause of injuries on the roadway. Speeding is still the number one cause of accidents and we always need to be aware of the growing problem of distracted driving.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle crash that someone else caused, you should speak with an attorney. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we know how notoriously difficult it can be to deal with insurance companies and other parties in the aftermath of a crash. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include coverage for: