A 48-year-old woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle died after the motorcycle she was riding on was involved in a crash with a 2011 Subaru Outback. The woman was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred on a Saturday. She suffered from multiple blunt force trauma and ended up succumbing to her injuries the following day.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the accident reportedly occurred at approximately 4:20 in the afternoon when the 2011 Subaru Outback was traveling south on Cashtown Road and pulled onto the road where Cashtown Road intersected with Chambersburg Road. The driver of the Subaru Outback went to make a left turn and did not see the motorcycle that was traveling east on Chambersburg Road, causing the Harley Davidson motorcycle to collide with the Subaru Outback. The driver of the motorcycle suffered from minor injuries in the motorcycle accident.
The family of the woman who died could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the Subaru Outback. A wrongful death lawsuit, if won, could help them pay for the medical expenses that the woman incurred as a result of the accident. It could also help them pay for her burial as well as help make up for her lost earning power. Their claim could allege that the woman's death was a result of the negligence of the driver of the Subaru Outback.
Personal injury lawyers may be able to help family members file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of their loved ones. Usually, personal injury lawsuits can be negotiated and settled outside the courtroom. However, if a case does go all the way before a court, personal injury lawyers might be able to help family members prove their allegations.
Source: Herald Mail, "Hagerstown woman dies after Pa. motorcycle crash", Julia E. Greene, July 01, 2013