Losing someone you care about is never easy. Throughout the United States, fatal accidents occur on a daily basis. Some of these accidents occur because another person or entity was negligent or careless. When this happens, it may be necessary to pursue a wrongful death action.
The wrongful death tort doctrine has only existed for a relatively short time. English and early American courts did not historically recognize these actions. Instead, these courts held that when tort victims died, the right to bring a claim died with them. In the last century, courts and legislators have recognized the injustice of the old rule. Today, relatives of a person who died as the result of someone else’s negligence can bring a claim on their behalf. We now live in a world where wrongdoers who injure others cannot escape responsibility simply because the victim died.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 130,557 unintentional injury deaths occurred in 2013. Any type of accident can cause the death of a family member or loved one. Wrongful death resulting from motor vehicle accidents is all too common. Child deaths are often caused by negligent supervision of school or health officials and/or defective products. Even a slip and fall can prove fatal, especially for the elderly.
WRONGFUL DEATH DAMAGES
At PhillyLawsuit, we understand that the loss of a loved one is devastating and that no amount of compensation will bring that loved one back, but we fight to obtain the maximum amount of damages that may be awarded in these cases. This offers financial stability to ease the burden caused by the loss and allows family members and loved ones to move forward. We work closely with clients to obtain a recovery that takes into account the full range of damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- End of life expenses
- Projected future earnings
- Projected future financial contributions
- The pain and suffering related to the loss of a loved one
If someone you love has been lost as the result of an accident, Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation. There are never any fees unless we obtain a recovery for you.