Every year, more than 1,200 traffic fatalities occur in Pennsylvania, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, you should consider pursuing a wrongful death claim. Although a wrongful death suit cannot bring your loved one back, it will hold those responsible for your loss accountable for their negligence. It can also provide you with compensation so that you do not have to face financial stress while you are grieving.
I am attorney John Gismondi. I founded Gismondi & Associates so that our attorneys could protect those who have had their lives ripped apart by someone else's negligent conduct. Our Pittsburgh fatal car accident lawyers recognize the challenges that are inherent in wrongful death cases — proving the value of the claim, the need to conduct in-depth investigations, use of expert witnesses and other complicated issues — and use our experience to overcome these obstacles for clients throughout the state.
Causes Of Fatal Car Accidents In Pennsylvania
The two main causes of Pennsylvania traffic fatalities are speeding (48 percent) and drunk driving (32 percent). The remaining 20 percent of deaths are caused by a wide range of factors, including:
- Failure to stop at traffic lights or stop signs
- Distracted driving such as talking on a cellphone or texting while driving
- Driver inattention
- Failure to yield right of way
- Changing lanes or merging without signaling
- Improperly maintained roads
Our seasoned trial attorneys are prepared to pursue matters involving these and all other causes of traffic fatalities. The credibility that we bring to every case ensures that when insurance companies and opposing counsel see our name attached to the case, they know it must be taken seriously.
Free Consultation With A Pennsylvania Car Crash Death Attorney
When you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle crash or other accident, contact us at 1-888-529-1255 to discuss your options and arrange a free consultation. And remember, we always return phone calls.