Wrong way driver on Route 28 in Pittsburgh causes fiery crash leaving two dead.   

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Pennsylvania – January 31, 2021

An accident on Route 28 near the Heinz Plant resulted in fatal injury to passengers riding in both vehicles involved in the crash.  Traffic cameras in the area revealed one vehicle engulfed in flames.  The driver of one vehicle and the passenger of the second vehicle lost their lives at the scene.  A third individual who was driving the second vehicle was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  Pittsburgh accident attorneys have extensive personal injury litigation and insurance settlement experience to help victims recover necessary compensation to address harmful impacts after an accident results in catastrophic loss of life. Further investigation will need to be undertaken to determine which vehicle was driving the wrong way on Route 28 at the time of the impact.


Pennsylvania laws provide for compensation, based on assigned fault and proven claims of negligence, when dangerous mishaps occur on public roadways.  An injury attorney can explain how the law applies to the recovery of financial compensation necessary to cover immediate funeral and burial expenses, as well as impacts to families suffering the loss of a loved one due to a driver negligence, or other related factors.  Pennsylvania accident attorneys have the professional resources to hire experts who can recreate an accident scene paying close attention to the conditions of the roadway and through researching pictures and reports from the accident.

Capitations and time limitations.

Monetary awards in Pennsylvania have no cap on most damages, but there is a cap of $500,000 against local government claims, and a $250,000 limit on claims against the State.  When personal injury is caused by another’s actions in Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations gives an accident victim two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. A Pennsylvania attorney can apprise individuals of any deviations from that timeline.

Loss of life damages.

A car accident lawyer at the Scanlon and Wojton Law Firm can explain valuation determinations for auto insurance claims, and other accidents requiring damage compensation. In Pennsylvania, family members, or legal representatives must file a wrongful death legal action to secure compensation when a loved one dies because of the negligent, reckless, or deliberate act of another.  A Pennsylvania personal injury attorney can assist with damages in these lawsuits that may include:

  • Medical bills and treatment caused by the accident until time of death,
  • Funeral and burial expenses,
  • Lost wages compensation,
  • Compensation for pain and suffering,
  • Punitive damages, based on the individual case.

Seek legal counsel.

Call an accident attorney in the Pittsburgh area to determine “fault” and actions toward a legal proceeding to address personal injury damages and survival actions.  If you have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, an experienced accident lawyer at Scanlon & Wojton will fight for your rights.


Scanlon & Wojton, Attorneys at Law

Phone:  (412) 918-1241

Fax: (412) 235-7275

The Mitchell Building
304 Ross Street, Suite 510
Pittsburgh, Pa 15219


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