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Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyer
It’s excruciating losing a loved one, even more so if the death was a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. In a time of grief, a legal claim may not be your top priority, but trust that pursuing justice may be what you need. While no amount of money can replace your beloved, finding justice can give you a great sense of peace and closure, helping you on your way to healing.
The law entitles you to be repaid for your emotional and financial suffering if your loved one died wrongfully. To establish that it was a wrongful death and to obtain justice, it’s important for you to have a competent yet compassionate lawyer on your side.
In Pennsylvania, you can count on the Brod Law Firm to fight for your wrongful death claim while treating you with the utmost consideration during this difficult time. Our firm, particularly our head attorney Gary Brod, has successfully handled wrongful death cases throughout the state, obtaining for our clients the compensation and justice they deserved. Beyond that, our clients have personally thanked us for the caring treatment we provided throughout their case.
Talk to the Brod Law Firm about your loved one’s death. Your consultation is free.
Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Claim: Basic Questions Answered
If your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you may hold the at-fault party responsible and claim compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Here, the Brod Law Firm answers some of the basic questions on how to go about your claim. For any other questions regarding wrongful death cases, please feel free to call us.
Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?
In PA, only the deceased person’s personal representative may file a wrongful death suit. This representative should be a legally qualified person to represent the estate of the deceased – for example, the representative can be your loved one’s executor of will.
However, if no wrongful death claim is made within six months, any beneficiary of the deceased may file the suit. Beneficiaries include spouse, children, parents, and legal dependents. The lawsuit will be in behalf of all the other beneficiaries, so only one wrongful death lawsuit can be made at a time.
What can I get in a wrongful death case?
You may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages have a clear monetary value, including medical bills related to the incident, funeral and burial expenses, and lost earning capacity. Meanwhile, non-economic damages are more subjective, such as mental suffering, emotional pain, lost companionship (also called “loss of consortium”), and lost care.
Can I file a wrongful case if my loved one died years ago?
There is a statute of limitations – that is, a time limit – for filing a wrongful death suit. In Pennsylvania, you must file the lawsuit within two years of the death – otherwise, you will lose the right to sue.
Why Choose The Brod Law Firm?
One of the biggest reasons the Brod Law Firm is trusted by clients and the legal community is that our firm personally commits to every case we handle. This means you get exactly the kind of legal service you need in your wrongful death case:
- Three decades’ worth of legal experience used to your advantage
- Skilled lawyer working diligently and specifically to build an effective case for you.
- Prompt and clear communication so you don’t have to worry about how the case is going.
- Personal attention: Home visits at no extra charge, 24/7/365 availability.
- No-fee pledge: You don’t have to pay us any lawyer fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you.
Legal excellence lets you obtain justice, while compassionate service eases the process for you. These are what we provide at the Brod Law Firm, helping families like you get back on track and truly heal.
Contact The Brod Law Firm
We understand the distress you must be experiencing in the aftermath of your loved one’s death. We can start just by talking about the case. Your consultation with us is free and confidential. Contact us online or call our law office.
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