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Freak Accidents Are Not All That Uncommon: Burger King Car Crash that Injures Patrons Raises Questions

by The Beasley Firm  |  July 28, 2011  |  

How many times this year have you heard on the news about a car, bus or truck losing control and crashing into a home, school or place of business? It happens almost daily.

Just recently, in Center City Philadelphia, a car crashed into a Burger King at 8th and Walnut streets. Not only did the car destroy bricks and glass, it injured 7 diners, including the driver. Some of the diners are in critical condition and others suffered lacerations. But all had to suffer from some emotional distress. Even if it was an “accident,” should injured patrons, who were in the Burger King at the time the car came crashing through the wall, pay for their injuries?

Right now, in this most recent auto vs. building case, it does not appear that alcohol, drugs, texting, sleep deprivation or speed played a role in the accident. The driver of the car that drove through the wall of the Burger King was 85 years old and driving a car that was manufactured years ago. The police and auto accident reconstructionists are still evaluating and assessing what caused the accident. Maybe it was driver error. Maybe it was a product defect in the car. Maybe the breaks failed. Maybe the car passed inspection when it should not have. Maybe the driver put the car in reverse, but instead, the car went forward. Maybe, the driver of the car should not have been operating a car due to health reasons. Maybe, maybe, maybe. Only a thorough investigation will answer the maybe’s and also answer the why’s and the how’s.

For right now, no one knows what caused the car accident in Philadelphia, but 7 people are left injured because of it, including the driver. One of the injured patrons contacted our law firm after they were injured due to the car crashing through the wall of the restaurant. They came to us because for over 35 years, The Beasley Firm has had attorney Scott Bennett on our team, who was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, and known for his auto accident expertise.

Each year, when Philadelphia Magazine publishes one of their “Best of Philadelphia” editions, Scott Bennett, who is highly experienced in automobile accidents, MVA’s, auto-pedestrian accidents, hit and run accidents, motorcycle accidents, SEPTA or bus accidents or Mass transit accidents is frequently listed in the “Best lawyers” edition as one of Philadelphia’s Super Lawyers. There is a reason for that. Bennett has successfully handled motor vehicle accident cases for over 35 years and his knowledge and experience show in the automobile accident verdicts or settlements his injured clients are awarded. Most recently, Bennett represented an injured motorist who was in an automobile accident and was awarded a $6.6 million settlement on behalf of his injured client.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or wrongful death due to a car, motorcycle, SEPTA, mass transit, hit and run, auto-pedestrian or any other accident that resulted in an injured driver, motorist or pedestrian you would want to contact a law firm that has years of experience with motor vehicle accidents and has a proven record of success. Here at the Philadelphia Beasley Law Firm, we have had billions awarded on behalf of our injured clients and we have the Super Lawyer with decades of automobile accident experience. We have Scott Bennett. Please feel free to call Mr. Bennett for a risk free, no fee and strictly confidential consultation. If you or a loved one was in an accident, Scott is the attorney you want to call.

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