What To Do After a Fatal Car Crash in Pennsylvania

Losing a loved one in a fatal Pennsylvania car crash is something that no one is ever prepared for but, unfortunately, fatal accidents do happen. However, when the death of a loved one is due to a drunk driver’s negligence and poor decisions, the loss can feel even more painful.

If your loved one has been fatally injured in a Pennsylvania car wreck, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your loss. Order your FREE copy of How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You, written by the Pennsylvania fatal car accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile.

The senseless actions of drunk drivers kill thousands ofpeople each year. The unfortunate reality of these types of car wrecks if that they are entirely preventable. If someone is fatally injured in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey drunk driving crash, their survivors may be entitled to file a wrongful death case. Those who may be eligible to seek compensation include:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Nieces and nephews
  • Grandparents

If you are not listed in one of these categories, you may still be eligible so long as you can prove that you were dependent upon the decedent at the time of their wrongful death.

If the defendant is proven to be guilty for the loss of life of the decedent, the family or dependents may have a right to financial compensation. The types of damages for which one may be awarded compensation include any expenses which are related to the death, such as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of care, support or parental guidance

If your loved one has been killed in a Pennsylvania auto accident, contact Cordisco & Saile. A Pennsylvania fatal car accident lawyer in our office will speak with you, for free, and ensure you understand your rights and options following this tragic loss.