Crash on Steltz Rd- Shrewsbury Twp, PA, One Dead
A deadly crash happened on Steltz Rd in York County on Tuesday morning. The York County Coroner responded to the crash site in the 3800 block of Steltz Rd at 12:06 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, and there was one death.
In Pennsylvania, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed when someone dies as a result of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional act of another person or entity. These lawsuits are typically brought by the surviving family members or the estate of the deceased person. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate the surviving family members for their losses, including financial losses such as medical expenses and lost income, as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress.
To file a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania, the following elements generally need to be established:
Duty of care: The plaintiff must show that the defendant owed a duty of care to the deceased person. For example, a doctor owes a duty of care to their patients to provide competent medical treatment.
Breach of duty: The plaintiff must show that the defendant breached the duty of care owed to the deceased person. This means that the defendant failed to act with the level of care that a reasonable person or entity would under similar circumstances.
Causation: The plaintiff must show that the defendant’s breach of duty was the direct cause of the deceased person’s death.
Damages: The plaintiff must show that they have suffered damages as a result of the deceased person’s death. This can include economic damages such as medical expenses and lost income, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of companionship.
If these elements can be proven, the plaintiff may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. It’s important to note that there are strict time limits for filing wrongful death lawsuits in Pennsylvania, so it’s important to consult with a Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney as soon as possible if you believe you have a wrongful death case. Additionally, wrongful death lawsuits can be complex and challenging, so it’s important to work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process.