There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one in an accident that never should have happened. When the negligence or carelessness of another person causes the death of a family member, you may wonder what your options are.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are here when you need a Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer. Our team will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve. Today, we are going to discuss a recent hit-and-run crash that killed a Philadelphia couple.
What Happened In This Crash
We are learning that a couple, Carmen Ruiz, 48, and Lopez Rivera, 50, were killed in a crash in Philadelphia’s Bustleton neighborhood.
As they were riding on Bustleton Avenue and Red Lion Road last week, a Chevy Camaro that was speeding down Bustleton slammed into a Lexus at a red light. The driver of the Camaro tried to speed away after the crash but then collided with the vehicle Ruiz and Rivera were in. This caused a chain-reaction crash that eventually involved three more vehicles.
Both Ruiz and Rivera died from their injuries and five other people, including two children, were injured. The driver of the Camaro left the vehicle and was picked up by another driver. Police are still searching for him.
“They were the best,” said Ruiz’s sister. “They were wonderful people. Innocent.”
This is a tragic case, but one that plays out all too often. We do not know the exact cause of the crash.
- Was the driver of they Camaro impaired by drugs or alcohol?
- Were they racing at the time of the crash?
What we do know is that vehicle crashes are a main cause of wrongful death cases. When the negligence or carelessness of another driver causes fatalities, that driver needs to be held accountable. We sincerely hope that the driver who killed Ruiz and Rivera is caught and brought to justice.
For the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania, there were more than 128,000 vehicle crashes. Out of those, there were 1,137 fatalities and over 80,000 injuries.
If You Get Injured
When we wake up each day, most of us take for granted that nothing bad will happen. However, when the careless or negligent actions of another person cause the death of a loved one, you need to seek legal assistance. Please know that vehicle crashes are just one cause of wrongful death cases and that you should always speak with a qualified attorney when determining whether or not to move forward with your particular case.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work on securing compensation for all of your expenses, including:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income and benefits of the deceased
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of companionship damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible