When a person gets a phone call that a loved one has been killed in an accident, life changes in a moment. After the initial shock from the tragic news, families must then confront the many ways that the sudden loss of a loved one will impact their lives. The wrongful death of a loved one from a fatal accident will bring about emotional trauma and financial hardship, but a family does not have to face these struggles alone.
Surviving family members of a fatal accident victim in Pennsylvania will be left with many unexpected expenses. Even those who have substantial savings may feel the strain of too many bills and financial losses coming at the same time. From emergency medical bills to the lost income of the deceased, a death has the potential to financially devastate a family.
The impact of a fatal accident will stretch into the future, affecting potential inheritances for dependents, loss of companionship, loss of support and more. In such circumstances, surviving family members may have the right to file a survival claim. This civil action can be initiated simultaneously with a wrongful death claim.
No matter how experienced your lawyer or how much you could be awarded, nothing can undo the damage of a fatal accident. We can't erase the tragedy that has happened, but we can help you seek a monetary judgment to alleviate your financial struggles. Wrongful death claims must be filed in a timely manner, and by requesting a case evaluation with a member of our Pennsylvania team, you can gain an understanding of what legal options are available to you.