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Pennsylvania auto accident leaves 8-year-old dead

The driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck the children is accused of failing to remain at the scene. A 24-year-old man was recently arrested in connection with the accident; his SUV was discovered at a body shop. He could potentially be charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of the accident.

The loss of a child is emotionally devastating. While this child's parents should be shopping for Christmas presents for her, they are instead planning a funeral due to an auto accident. Unfortunately, the financial consequences of an unexpected death can quickly become overwhelming. To help cope with these expenses, many families in Pennsylvania pursue damages in a civil court; if negligence can be proved, they could receive a monetary award.  While such an action will likely do little to lessen their emotional burden, it could reduce some of the stress resulting from unexpected expenses, allowing them to focus on their emotional recovery.

Source: lancasteronline.com, "Suspect in custody in Philly girl's hit-and-run death", Dec. 1, 2016

The driver of the vehicle that allegedly struck the children is accused of failing to remain at the scene. A 24-year-old man was recently arrested in connection with the accident; his SUV was discovered at a body shop. He could potentially be charged with vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of the accident.

The loss of a child is emotionally devastating. While this child's parents should be shopping for Christmas presents for her, they are instead planning a funeral due to an auto accident. Unfortunately, the financial consequences of an unexpected death can quickly become overwhelming. To help cope with these expenses, many families in Pennsylvania pursue damages in a civil court; if negligence can be proved, they could receive a monetary award.  While such an action will likely do little to lessen their emotional burden, it could reduce some of the stress resulting from unexpected expenses, allowing them to focus on their emotional recovery.

Source: lancasteronline.com, "Suspect in custody in Philly girl's hit-and-run death", Dec. 1, 2016

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