Unexpectedly losing a loved one can add to the grief and pain of the loss, especially when the death was preventable. Many of the fatalities caused by accidents are avoidable. Had it not been for the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, your family would still be with you. If this has happened to a loved one, you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim.
The Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers of the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis law firm understand that you are going through an emotional and challenging period of your life. The loss of a family member is something that we never truly get over. We merely learn how to live each day with the memories of our loved ones held in our hearts.
If another person or party caused your loved one’s death, we want you to know that we are here for you when you are ready to talk with a lawyer. Our team of experienced Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers is compassionate, understanding, dedicated legal advocates for families who have lost a family member. We listen, and then we provide legal advice. Our legal team is here to provide the guidance and support you need as you decide if legal action is the course you want to pursue to seek justice for your family.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Death Act defines a wrongful death as the death of a person caused by the neglect, wrongful act, negligence, or unlawful violence by another person. This type of claim may arise from a broad range of accidents and situations. Common incidents that might provide the legal grounds for a lawsuit include:
Motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving pedestrians, passenger cars, bicyclists, motorcycles, trucks, commercial vehicles, public transportation, and government vehicles
Construction accidents and workplace fatalities
Airplane and train accidents
Defective product claims
Premises liability claims
Nursing home abuse and elder neglect>
Intentional acts of violence and assault
Dog attacks and animal attacks
Explosions and fires
Recreational activities and sports
Almost any situation can give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit if the death was caused by negligence or other wrongdoing. You do not need to worry about deciding whether your loved one’s death meets the definition of a wrongful death. Our lawyers review your case free of charge and give you the answers you need to take the next step to hold the party responsible for your loved one’s death accountable for his or her actions.
Why Should I File a Claim?
We understand that no amount of money will ease your grief. Winning a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring your family member back to you. However, pursuing a claim can help in several ways:
You and your family may feel experience some degree of closure as you hold the person responsible for your loved one’s death accountable in court.
The compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can help provide for the family’s financial needs.
The lawsuit brings to light the negligence and wrongdoing of the defendant, which could help change laws or regulations to make things safer.
The defendants may be less likely to repeat the behavior after they are held financially liable for damages.
Our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers have experience handling a wide variety of claims. We have the resources, skills, expertise, and desire to handle the most complicated claims.
However, we also handle less complicated claims, and we treat those claims with the same level of dedication and aggressive pursuit of justice as we do the largest case in our firm. Each of our clients receives the same loyalty, attention, and aggressive advocacy. That is the foundation of our firm that allows us to achieve unparalleled results for a firm of our size.
Contact Our Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyers for a Free Consultation
Call (215) 732-5555 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys. We will not pressure you to make a decision or hire our firm. Our lawyers are here to provide you with the information you want about wrongful death claims in Pennsylvania.