When you lose a loved one, you and your family go through one of the most difficult experiences of your life. The loss may be even more painful if it happened suddenly and was because of the actions or inactions of another. When negligence caused your loved one’s accident, it means their death was preventable. The accident wouldn’t have occurred if the liable party hadn’t acted negligently. You and your family can seek injuries and damages with a King of Prussia wrongful death lawyer. When we’re representing you, we’re going to fight for you and your family’s right to recover the damages related to this tragic accident.
You can trust our attorneys to protect your rights when we handle your wrongful death claim. This time can be confusing. While you’re trying to grieve for your loved one, insurance companies may start contacting you to settle your case. However, this may leave you with less compensation than you deserve. Allow us to be at your side and handle harassing insurance companies so you can focus on the grieving process and we’ll work on getting you full and fair compensation.
Our experienced lawyers have helped families financially recover from a personal injury accident. To get these results, we first need to find out what happened. Let’s look into negligence and how it connects with wrongful death.
Negligent Actions Can Cause Fatal Accidents
Whenever someone acts negligently, their actions can result in someone losing their life. Our attorneys have handled wrongful death cases in the past. Some of the reasons why a wrongful death can occur include the following:
Whether you’re driving a car or a large truck, any negligence behind the wheel can cause a fatal accident. Typically, drivers exhibit negligence when they’re distracted from the road and are looking at their phones, trying to eat, or messing with the radio. Other poor driving decisions include driving too fast for conditions and tailgating other drivers.
When a medical professional makes a mistake, the resulting injuries or illnesses could cause death. A surgeon could be unprepared to do a procedure, or operate on the wrong part of the body. If you’ve lost a loved one because of a health care provider’s negligence, our attorneys are here to help.
An unsafe property can have safety hazards like exposed wiring, unstable stairways, and other issues that could cause a fatal premises liability accident. Slip and fall accidents can cause serious head trauma that could be fatal. If a negligent property owner doesn’t take measures to fix hazards or warn others about them, they can be held responsible for the accident.
When companies put products on the market, they’re supposed to test them for flaws that could lead to the product malfunctioning or otherwise harming the user. If a product breaks down over time, is a fire hazard, or has incorrect labeling, a user may lose their life when they use the product. This can be from defective auto parts, kitchen and household appliances, children’s toys, and lawn equipment.
As our lawyers investigate your case, we’ll determine the circumstances that led to your loved one’s wrongful death. From analyzing medical reports, gathering facts from the accident scene, and consulting with experts, we’ll get a clear idea of what happened and who was responsible.
How Can Our Lawyers Help You?
You may not be aware of how wrongful death actions work. Our lawyers are experts in PA personal injury law, and we know the various laws that will apply to your case. In Pennsylvania, the following people can collect compensation for their loved one’s death:
- Spouse, children, deceased’s parents
They can recover the following special damages:
- Hospital, medical, and nursing expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Administration expenses that arose because of the death-causing injuries
When you’re filing a wrongful death suit, you have the opportunity to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. It’s also possible you and your family may feel conflicted about seeking monetary compensation for the loss of your loved one. It may help to think of it as the personal injury claim your loved one would have filed if they had survived the accident. They’d hold the party liable for their injuries and damages and would use the compensation to afford the losses. Your course of action will allow you to afford the financial losses from the accident and help give you financial security during this difficult and emotional time.
Then, there’s also the survival action. The family and estate can get compensation for their loved one’s pain and suffering, loss of earnings if their loved one spent time in the hospital or lived with their injuries and couldn’t work, and loss of the earnings they would have made if they could have continued to work.
Our lawyers will make sure everything is filed correctly and on time. For example, you have to file your claim within the statute of limitations. In PA, the statute of limitations for personal injury is two years. We’re prepared to answer your questions and inform you about the status of your case. Our team is also ready to take the case to court if that’s what it takes to get your family the justice you deserve.
Seek Support from Shrager & Sachs
We know how complicated this time can be. You don’t have to deal with everything on your own. We’re here to help you with your legal matters, so you can move forward into the future with confidence about your financial security. Having this can give you and your family space to properly grieve your loved one without worrying about expenses and keeping food on the table.
If you’ve lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, get in touch with our firm today. We’ll help you recover the losses from this accident. While we cannot undo what happened, we can make your loved one’s voice heard. You’ll can have peace of mind that you got justice for your loved one and can focus on healing.