No one ever expects to lose a loved one in a fatal accident. The grieving after such a shocking event takes time; and the need for settlement of the loved one’s affairs can make it much more difficult for a Philadelphia or Bucks County family.
After a fatal accident, those who remain must still go on with life. This can be a financial and emotional burden. The Philadelphia area attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC believe it is extremely important for you to retain an experienced PA or NJ personal injury lawyer with wrongful death experience to help you.
What is wrongful death?
In the case of a fatal accident, “wrongful death” is the name of the type of case brought to recover losses experienced by the surviving family. A majority of Bucks County and Philadelphia area families are not financially prepared for the results of a tragic accidental death, particularly when young children are left behind.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey each have their own complex wrongful death laws designed to determine who is eligible to recover and what they may recover. It is important to have a Philadelphia or Bucks County fatal accident attorney who understands these complex laws governing wrongful death in both states and is not afraid to fight large insurance companies.
After the loss of your loved one in a fatal accident, we believe that you should obtain full compensation as settlement of your loved one’s estate. Depending on the state where your wrongful death case will go to court, recoveries may include:
•loss of income
•loss of your loved one’s services to the household
•costs of medical bills
•pain and suffering the victim experienced prior to death
Not every case results in a wrongful death trial. In fact, sometimes insurance companies propose a settlement. Your fatal injury attorney can help you determine if a settlement is right for your family.
Get our FREE PA Car Accident book for more information. If your loved one was fatally injured in a Philadelphia or Bucks County accident, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate the complex PA and NJ wrongful death laws.