A Pennsylvania wrongful death lawsuit settles for $1.5 million recently. This case involved Thomas M. Burke, Sr., a 65 year old man who was on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when a truck struck his motor cycle. Mr. Burke was pronounced dead. He was hit by a truck owned by the Lily Transportation Corporation. It moved into his lane when it struck him.
The evidence in the lawsuit showed that the Lily driver had been involved in several previous collisions and had a long history of road infractions.
Wrongful death claims are generally initiated by an attorney on behalf of the spouse, children, family, or beneficiaries of the decedent. A wrongful death is legally defined as an unnecessary death that results from the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity.
Nothing can describe the pain associated with the loss of a family member, and when that loss is caused by the negligence of another person or party, it can be especially difficult to accept. If you believe you have a Pennsylvania wrongful death lawsuit that needs prosecution, please contact an attorney who understands the devastation that families in your situation are experiencing.
In this particular Pennsylvania wrongful death case, a settlement was reached for $1.5 million, which would go to the family of the motor cycle accident victim after attorneys fees and costs of litigation.