Wrongful death cases arise when a person’s death is caused by the negligent or intentional actions of someone else.  In situations such as these, the family of the deceased has the legal right to sue the party responsible for the death.  Wrongful death cases can include drunk driving, the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product, failure to diagnose a fatal disease, and homicide.

What is Wrongful Death?

The legal term “wrongful death” means that a death has occurred due to the negligent or intentional acts of another person or entity.  Some examples of wrongful death include instances in which a death has occurred due to drunk driving, a defective or hazardous product, failure to diagnose a fatal disease, or homicide.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent or intentional actions of another party, we are so sorry for your loss.  Wrongful death claims are typically filed by family members or beneficiaries of the deceased person.  When you contact our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers, we’ll help you determine who in your family should file the claim.  In a wrongful death lawsuit, the damages commonly include:

  • The damages that the deceased could have claimed for themselves had they survived. For example, pain and suffering, mental distress, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity.  This is considered a Survival Action which typically is brought with a Wrongful Death Action.
  • Wrongful Death damages also include medical expenses, hospital expenses, nursing expenses, funeral expenses, burial expenses, expenses of Estate Administration, value of services, monetary contributions that the deceased would have provided, loss of society and comfort, and the loss of guidance, tutelage and moral upbringing.
  • In some limited circumstances, Punitive Damages may also be applicable. Punitive Damages are damages intended to punish the responsible party and prevent future wrongdoing.


Why Should I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

We can only imagine how you are feeling.  You have lost a loved one.  It’s senseless and it hurts.  While no amount of money can bring this person back into your life, filing a wrongful death claim can help pay any lingering expenses associated with the death, and it can help establish your financial future.

Why OnlyWhenYouWin?

After what you’ve been through, that’s a very valid question.  You’ve been hurt, and you need to make sure that the lawyer you choose will treat you with kindness, honesty, and respect.  At OnlyWhenYouWin, we will never charge you billable hours or hidden fees.  You’ll never have to pay for administrative case costs.  You won’t even pay for your consultation.  We’ll only get paid if we recover money for you from the responsible party, either by way of settlement, award or verdict.  Aside from our financial benefits, we pride ourselves in being honest, trustworthy, and kindhearted people.  We will handle your case with discretion, respect and dignity.  Contact us today.

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