When a life is cut short because of someone else’s negligence, it can have a devastating effect on the family. You will have to deal with the grief on top of handling the aspects of the accident. There are probably many expenses you need to keep track of. Not to mention the loss of income and how that will affect your family.
The Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli know the pain your family is going through at this time. This is why we will fight on your family’s behalf both inside and outside the courtroom to make sure you are properly compensated for your loved one’s death. This is a painful time in your life and we will make sure your case is handled with the respect it deserves.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
When a person’s death was caused by the negligence, violence, neglect, or a wrongful act, under Pennsylvania law the relatives have the right to file a lawsuit for wrongful death against the other parties. These types of claims can involve all types of fatal accidents — from a car accident to medical malpractice. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a single person responsible for the claim — companies and even the government can be legally at fault for your loved one’s death.
In Pennsylvania, a wrongful death claim can only be brought by the person’s estate. This means the award is limited to the decedent’s spouse, children, and/or parents.
Why File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
If you lose a loved one suddenly in a tragic accident, you will soon find yourself inundated with bills. Medical bills, funeral expenses, property damage…the debt will soon add up. Not only will you be in mourning, but you’ll also be in financial straits.