Wrongful Death and Fatal Accident Attorneys in Philadelphia
There were 136,053 unintentional injury deaths in 2014 in the U.S.
In Pennsylvania, beneficiaries of a wrongful death award may be only the spouse, children, and/or parents of the decedent.
In New Jersey, beneficiaries may include the surviving spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, nieces nephews, or other dependents.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Philadelphia, PA & Surrounding Areas
When a person dies as a result of an act of another person or company, the circumstances of the incident may warrant filing a Wrongful Death claim. Examples of Wrongful Deaths include deaths caused by:
- A motor vehicle collision
- A dangerous product
- An unsafe doctor
- A dangerous condition on a property
- Unsafe drugs or medications
The purpose of bringing a Wrongful Death suit is to see that family members are compensated for the loss of future income and support that would have been available had the victim survived, and punitive damages if the act that caused death is particularly heinous or reckless. If a family member has died as a result of someone else conduct or actions, we can help you try to recover some of the economic losses suffered. Our experienced lawyers have successfully handled many cases involving Wrongful Death. Call our wrongful death lawyers to see if we can assist you.
- U.S. Center for Disease Control
- Pennsylvania law
- New Jersey law