Recently, an Allegheny County family was awarded $32 million dollars in a wrongful death lawsuit that killed their six-year-old son. The suit was filed against a driver (and his employer) who hit a car that the boy was traveling in. The car the child was in was pulled off to the side of the road due to car trouble, and was hit so hard that it went into the median of the road. The other passengers were injured as well. The driver who hit their car was charged with homicide by vehicle, reckless endangerment, and speeding. He is also facing serious jail time. The driver was on the job for a masonry company, and his employer was violating their own policy by letting the driver use a company vehicle with a prior history of DUI. For more on the story, please read the original Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article here.
Attorney Doug Stoehr is an Altoona based personal injury lawyer who takes claims for many clients who have been injured in automobile accidents. He also takes cases for victims of distracted driving accidents in Altoona, Blair County, and the seven surrounding counties in Pennsylvania. For more information on his central Pennsylvania practice, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com