Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyers
Compassionate Representation as You Fight for Justice
When you have lost someone at the hands of another’s negligence,
the devastating can be too much to bear on your own. Luckily, there may
be some light at the end of the tunnel, as you may be able to file a wrongful
death claim to help compensate for the losses, whether it is financial
or emotional, that your family must be forced to face.
How do I begin the process?
In Pennsylvania, there is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. It
must be done within two years from the date that the death occurred. Two
of the most common cases where wrongful death cases have been filed include
auto accidents and workplace injuries, such as on
construction sites or railroad accidents.
Wrongful death claims must be filed by surviving members of the victim’s
family, against the individual or entities who have contributed to the
accident which caused a death. This is according to Pennsylvania law,
the survival statute, 42 Pa.C.S. § 8302:
“All causes of action or proceedings, real or personal, shall survive
the death of the plaintiff or the defendant, or the death of one or more
joint plaintiffs or defendants.”
Financial recovery may include compensation for any of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of future wages
- Financial support
- Counseling and other forms of emotional support for surviving family members
- Loss love, companionship, and comfort that would have been provided by
Tell Us About Your Situation
Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys first and foremost believe in
the following: compassion and justice. It is not enough to simply file
your claim as if it were merely a contract to sign. We want to be your
advocates and the shoulder you lean on during this time. We at Shrager,
Spivey & Sachs also work hard to achieve justice. You should never
stay silent if someone else has wronged you. Let us help you take action—and
help you and your family find peace.
Let us help.
Schedule your free case review today!