A 25-year-old man from Warrington, Pennsylvania has been arrested after a fatal six-car crash on Bustleton Ave. Shekhroz Mamaatkulov has been charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault by vehicle, and recklessly endangering another person.
Married Couple Killed In Multiple Car Crash
On April 20th, 2019, Mamaatkulov was traveling at high speeds and crashed into a Lexus that was at a red light. He then tried to flee the scene of that accident and slammed into a Mitsubishi, causing a chain reaction accident that involved an additional three cars.
Mamaatkulov then got out of his car and ran on foot. Another driver picked him up at one point in a Lexus and helped him to flee.
A married couple, a 50-year-old man and his 48-year-old wife, were in the Mitsubishi. They died from the injuries they sustained in the crash, leaving behind a daughter. Five others involved in the crash also sustained injuries.
Police tracked Mamaatkulov to a hospital in Camden, New Jersey where he was taken into custody.
After A Fatal Accident, The Surviving Loved Ones Can Take Legal Action
Although criminal charges have been filed and the man responsible will likely pay for the crimes he has committed, there are additional legal options for the surviving loved ones of the deceased victims.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed which will not only help their loved ones seek justice, it may also provide them with compensation that can help to pay for:
- Funeral and Burial Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Lost Inheritance
- Emotional Trauma
This lawsuit is in addition to the criminal charges filed and is independent of these charges.
How Much Is My Lawsuit Worth?
The compensation that is obtained through a civil lawsuit comes through either a settlement or a successful court verdict. The total amount awarded depends upon the actual losses sustained by the plaintiffs, which means that no two plaintiffs will recover the same amount.
Schuster Law always aggressively fights for the maximum amount in each case.
Should I Settle Or Go To Court?
The only person who can determine if it’s better to settle or go to court is the client. Although the majority of civil cases settle outside of court, sometimes fighting for justice in front of a judge and jury is the better option – or, if no offer to settle is made, the only option.
At Schuster Law, all options are presented to a client and the pros and cons of each are discussed so that each client can decide which course of action is best for them and their loved ones.
Is A Civil Lawsuit Always Filed Against Another Person?
No. In fact, many civil lawsuits are filed against companies or groups. For example, in 2018, the family of two small children was awarded more than $240 million after they sued Toyota for a design defect. The family alleged that a front seat defect caused their children to be harmed when their car was rear-ended.
Companies and the government must be held responsible for any negligent acts that are committed just like individuals. However, keeping this in mind, it’s important to pick a law firm, like Schuster Law, that has the resources needed to take on a larger corporation or government entity.
Schuster Law: Ready To Help You Seek Justice
For more than 30 years the attorneys as Schuster Law have been serving clients in Philadelphia, Delaware County, Chester County, and the surrounding areas. The legal team has secured numerous high dollar awards on behalf of clients and fully understands that communication is the basis for an excellent client/attorney relationship. Call today to learn more about past cases, the law firm, and the legal team.