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Philadelphia Wrongful Death FAQs

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Q. How do I know if I have a good wrongful death case?

A: Talking to an experienced wrongful death lawyer is the best way to evaluate the merits of your wrongful death claim. The Pearce Law Firm offers a free, no obligation evaluation of your wrongful death claim and will tell you whether your case has merit. There is no obligation to you whatsoever for this free wrongful death consultation.

Q. What if I have a good case but can’t afford legal fees?

A: We take most wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us any fees up front and only pay if and when we obtain compensation for you. Our fee is then a percentage of what we collect on your behalf.

Q. How much do you think my wrongful death claim is worth?

A: It is, of course, impossible to answer this question before investigating your claim; however, we may be able to give you a likely range based on the facts and merits of the circumstances surrounding your accident.

Some factors that determine the value of a claim include whether the victim was an income earner or supporting others, the cost of medical treatments, how pain and suffering is calculated, whether negligence was involved, etc. Please feel free to call or e-mail us and we would be happy to give you the benefit of our experience and offer you a free, no obligation consultation and provide a realistic estimate of what your case might be worth.

Q. The insurance company representative says I don’t need a wrongful death lawyer. Is this true?

A: Insurance Company representatives are paid to represent the insurance company’s best interest and to minimize their payouts.

Q. Will I have to go to trial to collect what is due to me or can we settle out of court?

A: The Pearce Law Firm believes very strongly in our motto “Working Toward Settlement While Aggressively Preparing For Trial.” While the majority of wrongful death claims we handle do settle without having to go to court, the more prepared we are for trial, the better your settlement, and the more likely are the chances the other side will want to settle.

Q: How soon do I have to file a claim?

A: Generally, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years in Pennsylvania. However, sometimes notice must be given within six months. Also, sometimes a claim can be filed after two years if the injury or negligence was not discovered until later. Many times an estate must be opened to allow a claim to be filed. The Pearce Law Firm will handle all aspects of your case to make sure you do not have to worry.

Q: Why should I choose The Pearce Law Firm to represent me?

A: Edith Pearce is a successful, sought-after New Jersey and Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyer with a great track record and many years of trial experience. Edith Pearce is intelligent (a member of MENSA) and has been recognized as the best of the best by her peers, being named a 2005 “Super Lawyer,” reserved for the top 5% of Pennsylvania lawyers and receiving the highest rating, “AV”, from Martindale-Hubble. In addition, before representing the rights of injured people, Ms. Pearce worked for both a large insurance company and also a law firm that defended (rather than filed) claims. As a result, she has a decided advantage in working with insurance companies and defense lawyers in getting her clients the maximum compensation and delivers superior results. Unlike the huge firms with dozens of attorneys where many different attorneys may be handling different aspects of your case, Edith Pearce is involved in your entire case from start to finish. She genuinely cares about her clients and you will not be treated like just another case or file. Put her inside knowledge, intelligence, compassion and experience to work for you.

If there has been a wrongful death in your family, the Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers, at The Pearce Law Firm Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers P.C., will work diligently on your behalf to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.

We are dedicated to protecting your rights and obtaining full and fair compensation for you.

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If you feel your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey or you have questions about a wrongful death or survival action call us today for a FREE WRONGFUL DEATH CONSULTATION, or send us an instant e-mail.

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