In 2014, a propane tank exploded inside of a food truck. The explosion killed two people, severely burned three, and injured more. It was found that the propane tanks that were regularly filled were outdated, something that should have been noticed and rectified. The subsequent civil cases filed against the company that filled the tanks ended with the largest pre-verdict settlement in Pennsylvania state history.
Accidents can happen, and while most of the time they don’t result in injury, sometimes they do. Unfortunately, even death can occur. Unexpected tragedies like this can be traumatic for you and your loved ones.
If someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident, you may need to contact a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer in Philadelphia, PA. The Dan Doyle Law Group is ready to help you.
In cases of injury or death, it is rare for a company or person to accept fault. Without someone bringing a lawsuit, it is unlikely some things would be brought to light. Not all wrongful death or personal injury claims look the same, making them harder for loved ones to understand or consider.
Maybe a doctor failed to notice something on an MRI or CT scan that later caused complications or death. That was the case for Paul LaRosa when a radiologist failed to notice a cyst on his pancreas and discharged him. Mr. LaRosa’s pain didn’t stop and he had subsequent visits for the same pain he was originally experiencing and was eventually diagnosed with a tumor on his pancreas, which was confirmed as cancerous. Mr. LaRosa passed away the following year. Following the standard of care, an expert witness for Mr. LaRosa’s estate said that the cyst should have been noticed, especially when paired with the symptoms he presented. A jury found that the radiologist was liable, and the estate was awarded $300,000.
Wrongful death and personal injuries can occur in many ways. They could happen from encounters with law enforcement or from tools and appliances not functioning properly due to a manufacturing error. Sometimes there is a fault with a vehicle that should have been noticed by the manufacturer or company. That was the case of a dump truck that killed a young boy in New Hampshire recently. Inspections found that the brakes on the truck would have rendered undrivable by state standards, yet it was still in use.
When considering whether to file a wrongful death or personal injury suit, we understand that there are many things that need to be considered. We also know that these legal waters can be hard to navigate. Often, a company will try to handle the situation with families to keep a case from going to court. Sometimes, these types of cases intermingle with medical malpractice, further complicating matters.
At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we want to help you get through this tough and emotional process. If you have suffered an injury or a loved one has died because of an error on someone else’s part, you may need a personal injury or wrongful death attorney in Philadelphia. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation. We understand that this is a tough time and will take you through the appropriate steps.