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Fatal accident claims life of pedestrian outside ballpark

In Pittsburgh, a person who is hit by a motor vehicle is likely to suffer severe injuries and possibly even death. This type of fatal accident is unexpected and can leave a family to endure the emotional and personal pain of the occurrence. When there is an accident of this kind, those who are left behind need to make certain that a full investigation is conducted to determine the cause, who is at fault and consider pursuing compensation through a lawsuit.

Two people, a 68-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man, who were leaving a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game were hit by a car outside the ballpark. The man died slightly more than a week after the accident. He and his wife were crossing the street when they were hit. The 28-year-old driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with two felony counts. It was alleged he did not have a proper license and caused an accident that resulted in personal injury.

When there is a fatal accident, there will be funeral expenses and other upfront costs that must be dealt with. In addition, there will be the loss of companionship, possible financial ramifications, emotional issues and more. Those who have lost a loved one in such an incident might not realize that there are many expenses that will come to the forefront. An insurance company might try to offer a settlement that sounds sufficient to preclude a legal filing, but in many cases it is nowhere near enough to pay for all that was lost.

In this accident, two people were crossing the street outside of PNC Park in Pittsburgh when they were hit by a car. One of those people died. Considering all the issues involved in this case and that the investigation is ongoing, a family in this kind of situation has the option of speaking to an attorney about a possible wrongful death lawsuit.

Source: post-gazette.com, "Pedestrian struck by car outside PNC Park dies," Aug. 18, 2016

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