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Four injured in a car accident as pickup crashes into restaurant

When drivers in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania are on the road, it will be in the back of their minds that there is a chance there will be a car accident. These crashes can happen at any time and in unusual circumstances. One circumstance in which people are not expecting to be involved in a car accident is when they are in a restaurant. Unfortunately, there are times when an accident finds them and the vehicle crashes into a building. Those who have been injured in a car accident in this type of situation have the same right to seek compensation in a legal filing as anyone else.

An accident sent a pickup truck through the window of a Wendy's restaurant and injured four people. The vehicle apparently went across the lanes of the road and crashed into the restaurant. It is believed that the driver could have been in the opposite lane of the road from where the restaurant is when it was rear-ended and sent over the median, eventually going through the window of the establishment. When the crash happened, there were only four people inside. People were pinned by the counter. They were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Thus far, no information has been released about the driver, but the investigation is ongoing.

When there is a car accident, people who were injured must be aware of the possible long-term ramifications. There can be medical bills, lost wages, the need for help to complete the simplest tasks, and the inability to function as before. Many injuries do not seem serious at first, but then grow progressively worse. This is particularly true when the person was hit by a vehicle and was not protected by a vehicle of his or her own. Having legal help is imperative to negotiate with the insurance company to get a fair settlement or to proceed with litigation if that is indeed necessary.

With this accident being so unexpected, it is important that the victims understand that a full investigation needs to be conducted. Having legal assistance is essential to look at the situation, garner information and take the necessary steps to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.

Source:, "Four Hospitalized After Pickup Truck Crashes Into North Stabane Wendy's," Dec. 3, 2017

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