Compensation might include funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses, loss of income and future income, benefit and future benefits losses, loss of companionship for the spouse and children, mental anguish, pain and suffering, etc. In cases where there are minor children, additional factors may include loss of love, affection, care, guidance, parenting, support and other services.
If the deceased experienced pain and suffering before his or her death, these damages may also be awarded. This is called a “survival action,” since the personal injury action survives the person who suffered the injury. The person entitled to bring the wrongful death action (i.e., spouse, children, personal representative) can bring such an action together with the wrongful death action.
When To Seek an Attorney if you Suspect Wrongful Death?
The sudden death of a family member from unanticipated causes is traumatic and devastating. Families are usually overwhelmed with the grief and hundreds of matters that need attention. Seeking compensation may be the last thing on the family’s mind. However, if your loved one’s death could have been prevented, it may be advisable to talk with a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to preserve your rights. The sooner the death is investigated, the better the chances of your being successful in any claim you might want to pursue. Of course, no amount of compensation can make up to you for the loss of your loved one, but a monetary award may be able to help with some of the financial challenges you will be facing as a result of your loss.
Expert and Compassionate Counsel
If your loved one’s death could have been prevented, or was the result of negligence, malpractice or wrongful conduct, please call The Pearce Law Firm for a free wrongful death consultation. Edith Pearce is a caring and compassionate wrongful death attorney who can help guide you through the many challenges of this difficult time. She will be a passionate and persuasive advocate on you and your family’s behalf. Before representing the rights of wronged or injured people, Ms. Pearce spent over ten years working as an attorney for an insurance company and defense firm. She knows how to litigate wrongful death cases to get you full and fair compensation for your losses and suffering.
If there has been a wrongful death in your family, The Pearce Law Firm of Philadelphia will work diligently on your behalf to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.
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