In past blog posts we've discussed how the outcome of a criminal trial can affect a civil lawsuit in the event of a car accident that causes injury or death. If a driver who caused a car accident is convicted of drunk driving, for example, the attorney of a person injured in that accident may have an easier time proving that the driver negligently caused the injuries and should be forced to compensate the injury sufferer.
After a fatal car accident, local law enforcement and officials investigate the incident to determine what happened. Families of those involved often have questions about the crash, wondering whether someone was at fault and if the collision could have been prevented.
Law enforcement is still investigating a serious car accident that occurred yesterday. A Pennsylvania woman is the focus of the investigation after she struck another vehicle while driving the wrong way down the highway.
A Pennsylvania teenager is in critical condition after being hit by a car. He was on vacation with some friends and was walking along the side of the road. There were several witnesses to the accident who say that the car hit the teenager and then sped off.
A Pennsylvania man faced two options: plead guilty and spend up to 25 years in prison or let a jury decide and face up to 82 years in prison. The man initially chose to go through with the jury trial but just last week decided to plead guilty instead. Now he will be serving the prison sentence for a fatal car accident he caused last year.