Wrongful Death in Car Accidents
A wrongful death occurs when someone dies from something other than natural causes but without the intent to cause the death on the part of the responsible party. For example, if someone runs a pedestrian down and the victim dies, it would more likely be considered murder rather than wrongful death.
However, if someone dies as the result of a car accident that was purely inadvertent, it could be considered wrongful death. Even dying from natural causes like a heart attack in a car accident can fall into the wrongful death category, because if the car accident hadn’t happened, that person might still be alive.
Cost of Wrongful Death Caused by Car Accidents
At the very least, every car accident is accompanied by the costs associated with repairs to the vehicle. In cases of wrongful death, there are also medical and funeral expenses to consider.
It may seem crass, but the impact losing the deceased’s income will have on the family also needs to be accounted for. If the deceased’s income was the family’s primary source of funds, their home and lifestyle may be at risk.
All of these factors can interfere with the family’s grieving process, preventing them from fully processing the situation. Our lawyers can assist you by handling the legal process for you, allowing you and your family to mourn in peace.
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Even though wrongful death car accidents can be overwhelming and complicated, you don’t have to deal with it all alone. Proving that someone else was responsible for your loss can be an additional worry that you shouldn’t have to manage by yourself. The lawyers of the Pearce Law Firm can help you manage insurance issues and other financial complications so that you can focus on managing your personal loss and helping your family members move on in the best way possible.
If you have lost a loved one because of a car accident in Philadelphia, you and your family members could be entitled to financial compensation. Although money won’t bring your loved one back, you can protect your family’s future and wellbeing while attaining some measure of justice for the deceased. Please call our office at 215-557-8686 or complete the form at the bottom of this page to explore your case with one of our qualified attorneys.