The time period a Pittsburgh victim suffers following an accident can be crucial to a liability lawsuit. Judgments in Pittsburgh fatal accident claims are based in part on the pain and suffering an injured victim endured before death. Survival actions request compensation for the victim's losses, while wrongful death lawsuits concentrate on the losses of surviving family members.
A wall collapsed during a June 2013 demolition project in Philadelphia, causing the immediate deaths of half a dozen people. Fourteen people were hurt when a wall in the building under demolition fell on top of an adjacent Salvation Army store. One victim was a 59-year-old man, shopping in the thrift store at the time of the accident.