SOURCE: Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C.
HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - The Harrisburg personal injury lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are dedicated to protecting individuals who suffer because of automotive defects and as such, feel it is important to illustrate just how dangerous mechanical failure in an automobile can be. In a tragic recent incident, a 96-year-old Pennsylvania woman was accidentally struck and killed by a transit van when the vehicle rolled backwards over her. While the exact cause of the accident has yet to be determined, investigators suspect that mechanical failure may have played a part and currently plan to examine the vehicle's emergency brake and transmission. The driver, who has been suspended while the investigation proceeds, had previously reported mechanical issues with the vehicle.
As this case demonstrates, mechanical failure in a vehicle can pose serious risks to the well-being and safety of all those near the vehicle. Even in situations in which the vehicle is not moving, as was the case with this tragic incident, potential accidents can still have serious consequences.
No one should have to pay for the consequences of a vehicle manufacturer's errors. However, when a vehicle's parts malfunction, those who suffer an injury as a result may be entitled to pursue compensation for their losses. The Harrisburg personal injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are prepared to represent those who have suffered as a result of a vehicle's mechanical failure to pursue the compensation they need for their damages.
Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., is a personal injury law firm based in Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New Jersey, and New York. To learn more about the firm and the services they offer, contact them today at 215-238-1130.