Camden Ellin, 24, Rostraver Rd PA, killed in motorcycle crash

Rostraver Rd PA, Fatal Motorcycle Crash

In a Westmoreland County crash involving two motorcycles and an SUV on Monday evening, a Camden Ellin of Rostraver Rd Pennsylvania died and two others were injured. The crash happened on Fellsburg Road just before 9 p.m. and was witnessed by a Pennsylvania State Police trooper. The other motorcycle rider, Joshua Sethman of 3rd Street Webster Pennsylvania, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Allegheny General Hospital. The SUV driver, 18-year-old Gracie Lynch, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Jefferson Hospital. Pennsylvania State Police from the Uniontown barracks are investigating the incident, with Sethman potentially facing careless driving charges pending further investigation.

Compensation for a family member killed in a motorcycle accident that was not their fault can vary depending on several factors such as the jurisdiction where the accident occurred, the insurance coverage involved, the circumstances of the accident, and the applicable laws. Here are some common types of compensation that may be available:

  1. Wrongful Death Damages: In many jurisdictions, family members of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. This compensation typically covers economic damages such as funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of financial support, as well as non-economic damages such as loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support.
  2. Insurance Coverage: If the at-fault party has insurance coverage, the insurance company may be responsible for paying damages to the deceased person’s family. This can include coverage for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  3. Civil Lawsuit: The family may choose to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party or parties seeking compensation for damages. This could result in a settlement or a judgment awarding financial compensation to the family.
  4. Punitive Damages: In some cases where the at-fault party’s actions were particularly reckless or egregious, punitive damages may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.
  5. Worker’s Compensation Benefits: If the deceased was on the job at the time of the accident, their family may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits, including compensation for medical expenses and a portion of lost wages.

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