The death of a family member is one of life’s most difficult tragedies. Unfortunately, such a loss robs a family of more than just the joy of your loved one’s companionship. Beyond the pain and suffering, families are left with a large financial burden, including funeral costs, any medical expenses, and the loss of any income or other benefits that once helped to support the family. Absent a life insurance policy, these losses often prove to be a significant hardship. When the death is the result of the careless or wrongful conduct of another, these burdens are particularly unjust. In these, cases, a wrongful death action may be brought by the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased to hold the at-fault party accountable for the emotional and financial damages they caused. While nothing can rectify the loss of a loved one, the compensation obtained from a wrongful death action serves to protect you and your family from any further loss and provides you with financial security for the future.
In Pennsylvania, a wrongful death action centers around the nature of the accident leading to your loved one’s death and the financial loss your family has suffered. There are numerous ways that a wrongful death can occur, including:
- Motorcycle or car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Product defects
Where these types of tragedies were caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Let one of our experiences Chester count wrongful death lawyers help you during this difficult time.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to the carelessness of another, call Keen Keen & Good at 610-383-7810. We offer a free, no-obligation, consultation to determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. If we agree to handle your claim, you will only be charged a fee if your case is settled or won.