The surviving family members of Zack Nelson who passed away in a drunken driving related fatality in Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County have finally settled a wrongful death lawsuit that they had filed which named the resort and the driver as defendants.
The judge passed a court order earlier this week which entailed that the case had been settled and called for the jury selection procedure to be discontinued. Further official court paperwork containing details of the settlement was sealed from public access, according to a Trib Live report.
Underage binge drinking parties at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Zack Nelson who was 17 at the time of the accident was an occupant of the car which failed to stay on the road and collided with a tree. He succumbed to his injuries five days later. The crash occurred on the 10th of September of 2011. The driver of the car was Steven DiCenzo, also 17-years of age whose breathalyzer test results registered 0.136%, which according to Pittsburgh accident attorneys is well over the 0.08% in the state. The legal limit for under-21s is further restricted to 0.02%.
According to the initial wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Nelson family’s accident attorney, the founder of the resort had a teenage daughter who used to throw drinking parties which the founders and the management of the resort were aware of but never attempted to stop them. The founder Joseph Hardy and his daughter, Paige, were also named as co-defendants in the wrongful death lawsuit and if you are ever in this situation or if you are the one who wants to file legal paperwork, USAttorneys.com is the site for you.
After Judge Wagner released a series of court orders which prohibited surviving members of the car crash from testifying that none of the occupants had donned seatbelts and that Nelson had hit DiCenzo over the head with bottle just moments before the accident.
3 stone quarry employees injured
According to accident investigators three workers of the Whitney Stone Quarry based in Unity Township sustained injuries when a huge rock fell and blasted a jet of fast moving air which spread ferociously through the corridors of the company’s underground operational corridors.
As per a CBS Local report, two of three were airlifted by emergency ambulance helicopters to nearby area hospitals and the third person was transported to a hospital by road in a conventional hospital ambulance. Two among the injured sustained head injuries and are said to be in a critical condition. The third person has supposedly been released after being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The employer is estimated to have a staff of around 50-60 people, the company fabricates brick, block, and stone and would have more business if the recession was still not in effect.
$75,000 at stake in personal injury lawsuit
According to a Penn Record report, three Indian-American men who run a trucking company have been named as defendants in a personal injury lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania state resident named Jay Strauss. The lawsuit seeks nearly $75,000 in damages.
The suit alleges that Strauss suffered multiple injuries internally and externally throughout his body as a result of negligence on behalf of the defendants. The three men were able to get the case removed from State Court to a US District Court upon successfully proving that they were all American citizens and residents of Illinois.