On May 15, 2023, around 9:15 p.m., a pedestrian was hit and killed by a DUI driver in a Dodge Avenger on 13th Street in New Florence, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the crash. The driver of the Dodge Avenger is alleged to have used heroin prior to the crash. Currently, no charges are pending. However, the investigation is still ongoing.
Car accident cases that result in a death are always tragic. These cases can become even more complicated when serious criminal charges are involved. Not only will the victim’s family deal with the wrongful death, but the district attorney’s office will ask the family to be involved in the criminal case. All of a sudden, victims of a crime may be hurled into both civil court and criminal court.
Our firm takes a unique approach in resolving a wrongful death case when criminal charges are pending. In addition to handling personal injury cases, we handle criminal cases. Our criminal defense team works hand in hand with our personal injury attorneys so that our clients have legal representation in both the civil case and as victims in the criminal case. We do our best to support our clients in any way that we can. Its important that our clients understand every step of the legal proceedings that they are involved in and feel like they have a voice.
If you have any questions regarding Wrongful Death case or Survival Actions, you can call Bononi and Company at 724-832-2499, text us at 724-858-2744, or schedule an appointment at our Greensburg office, Pittsburgh office, Latrobe office, or Johnstown office. Our team provides free consultations and evaluations for all personal injury and wrongful death claims.