This can be a tricky question to answer and a difficult legal claim to make without the guidance and advocacy of a skilled personal injury lawyer. Under the Pennsylvania Survival Act,the estate of a deceased person recovers all damages the deceased would have provided his or her family and beneficiaries if he or she had lived — the same way other assets of the estate are distributed.
Recently, we have handled cases involving deaths of recent high school grads and parents. We know the importance of having an attorney you can trust at your side when you most need a helping hand.
Recovery compensation may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost future wages/income
- Property damages
- Funeral expenses
- Estate administration expenses
- The victim's pain and suffering before death
- Survivors' emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of parenting
- Loss of consortium (companionship)
- Punitive damages, if a criminal act caused wrongful death – your case can deter the defendant (individual, public entity or business) from inflicting further harm on others.
Family members can recover wrongful death benefits related to personal losses while claims for financial losses and damages will be awarded to the deceased person's estate unless no will or estate plan exists, in which case compensation is awarded to immediate family members (spouses, children and parents).
We Can Meet Anywhere in Pennsylvania— Offices in Philadelphia, State College, Clearfield, Lock Haven and Bellefonte
At Alvin F. de Levie & Associates, we represent your best interests alone. Clearly, financial compensation can never replace the loss of a loved one, but it can provide necessary relief in the face of mounting medical bills, lost income and loss of consortium.
The grieving process can be extremely difficult and costly. Establishing the full and fair value of your case with expert legal advocacy and expert witness collaboration may be the difference between struggling financially and emotionally for the rest of your life and being able to manage this devastating loss in a healthy manner while remaining financially stable and secure.
Attorney Alvin de Levie and Your Personal Team of Attorneys Will Handle Your Wrongful Death Case
Numerous economic and personal factors will be measured to determine the value of wrongful death benefits in your unique case, and there is also a time element (two years from the date of death) that will act as a cutoff date for filing your claim.
Whether yours is a motorcycle, trucking, tire blowout or air bag case, a specific team of attorneys for your specific case will be assembled for your legal care. Your team will have unique specialties in the individual issues your case involves.
Two years go by quickly, and a financial recovery will likely be necessary far before then. It takes time to put your case together, and the sooner you speak with me, the sooner I can get to work for you.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With Me Anywhere in Pennsylvania
Please contact us online or call our firm at 844-777-2529 to schedule a meeting to discuss the unique matters of your case for recovery from a fatal accident.
Our firm handles all injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we get paid only if you secure a financial settlement or verdict, and we take on all upfront legal costs.