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Pennsylvania Pedestrian Awarded $910,000 for Accident Injuries

Published July 27, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A New Cumberland, Pennsylvania woman who was hit by a pizza delivery driver, while she was crossing the street in a crosswalk, has been awarded $910,000 compensation for her injuries. The 61-year-old who now primarily gets around in a wheelchair, had her right side crushed requiring her to have her head stapled together and to have 3 inches removed from her leg.

The lawsuit held the delivery driver and his employer, Sidoti’s Italian Grille and Pizzeria in Lower Allen Township, liable for the damages. Neither the driver nor the pizzeria defended themselves against the lawsuit. Sidoti’s lacked insurance coverage for the crash, and they never responded to the legal correspondence or filings.

Since Sidoti’s does not have insurance, the lawyers will seek to enforce the damage award by securing a judgment against the firm and its assets, a process that could become difficult if Sidoti’s files for bankruptcy protection. The victims’ insurer has covered her $250,000 in medical bills to date.

If you have been injured or a loved one killed in an auto accident, it’s important to make sure you understand your legal rights. The attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb and Associates, LLP with their years of experience, can help you navigate through your car accident claim. Contact our offices today at 1-800-825-5529 or use our online contact form.

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