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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lancaster County Car Crash Kills Teen on New Year’s Eve

Q: What damages can I recover for injuries in a car accident?

A Lancaster County New Year's Eve car crash reportedly claimed the life of a teenaged girl and sent the car’s other three occupants, including the adult male driver, to Lancaster General Hospital "as trauma patients". The teen died at the scene despite life-saving efforts of first responders.

Motor vehicle accidents often result in the death and/or serious personal injury of the drivers and passengers involved. An investigation continues into what caused the vehicle in the apparent single-car accident to allegedly veer off the road and crash through a detached garage behind a home around 6:00 pm.

A skilled Reading personal injury lawyer is able to guide accident victims on whether grounds for a lawsuit exist and the value of the claim. If you have been in an accident. always consult an attorney before accepting any insurance company settlement offer as companies are known to offer low-ball settlements, hoping the injured parties won’t know that their claim may be worth far more.

While sometimes an accident is just that—an accident, more often, an accident is caused by the actions or inactions of some person or entity. If the wrongful death or personal injury is found to have been caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another the victim (or their closest survivors in the event of their wrongful death) may be entitled to compensatory damages.

Personal injury attorneys help victims recover damages such as current and future medical expenses, current and anticipated future lost income, pain and suffering, and more. If the victim dies from their injuries, their estate representative and certain close surviving relatives can generally recover the final medical expenses, burial expenses, estate administration expenses, loss of the victim’s financial support and benefits, and losses related to comfort, companionship and guidance.

It is important to contact a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident to avoid missing the deadline to commence legal action.

If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of the actions of somebody else, the Law Office of Gary R. Swavely, Jr. can help maximize the compensation to which you are entitled. While we can't undo the accident, we can take legal action to help relieve the financial burden caused by the loss, so you can focus on healing. Contact us today for a consultation.

From our office in Reading, we represent injury victims and their families throughout Reading and the surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.


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