Pennsylvania accident lawyers Metzger Wickersham weigh in on a car crash near Harrisburg that resulted in the deaths of two people.
Two people were killed in an auto accident on Interstate 283 near Harrisburg at around 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 4, 2013, according to an article published by PennLive.com. The accident, which police said happened after a man was driving in the wrong direction, occurred near mile-marker one near the I-283 interchange in Swatara Township. The same road was the site of another fatal accident on June 6, 2012, involving a tractor trailer, according to PennLive.com.
Fatal auto accidents caused by negligent actions – like driving in the wrong direction – unfortunately happen more often than many people might realize, according to Harrisburg auto accident lawyers at Metzger Wickersham.
“No one ever expects a loved one to die when he or she gets behind the wheel of a car,” Metzger Wickersham attorney Ted Knauss said today. “Our firm has worked with many families of car accident victims over the years, and it never gets any easier to see the pain these families endure after their loved one passes away due to someone else’s negligence.”
“Seeking the advice of an injury attorney may not be the first thing on your mind when you’re dealing with the pain of a loss,” Knauss said, “but fatal car accidents are far more complex than many people realize. It helps to have an experienced lawyer on your side to protect your rights and help you through the process.”
The Feb. 4 accident happened due to a man driving the wrong direction on I-283 southbound in a Hyundai accident, according to state police Trooper Rob Hicks, as reported by PennLive. The Hyundai collided head on with a Volkswagen Jetta. Police are not sure why the driver of the Hyundai was driving the wrong direction on the highway.
Fatal motor vehicle accidents happen every day in Pennsylvania, according to government statistics. Specifically, more than three people were killed every day in auto accidents in Pennsylvania in 2011, according to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That year, 1,286 people died in motor vehicle accidents statewide. In Dauphin County, 32 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2011, the NHTSA reported.
About Metzger Wickersham
Established in 1888 by Frank B. Wickersham, the law firm of Metzger Wickersham has a well-earned reputation throughout the state as a top-notch team of Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers. The law firm’s specialties include auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, premises liability, and dog bite cases. The law firm has six offices located in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pottsville, Shippensburg, Wilkes-Barre and York. Attorneys at Metzger Wickersham work on a contingency fee basis; clients only pay for legal services if their case has a successful outcome.
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