‘Wrongful death’ means that somebody died through the wrongful negligence of some action that occurred, either by an act, omission or misconduct of another person (or company). Examples might be, a car accident, a premises liability situation, a boating accident, a medical malpractice case, or a product liability, any situation whereby a death has been caused by the negligence of the defendant or another party. These cases can involve many factors and sometimes multiple defendants and it is important to have an experiences and strong Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyer on your side.
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Don’t Delay. Talk To An Attorney As Soon As Possible.
Hiring a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible is crucial and actually more important than any other type of legal matter. In Pennsylvania wrongful death cases have a two year statute of limitations. The reason that you need to get an attorney involved as soon as possible is not just because of the statute of limitations, but also to handle such matters as preservation of evidence, gathering witnesses, hiring of experts, to gather data and evidence necessary to see if you can prove the case.
DO NOT say anything to or sign anything from an insurance or medical company after a wrongful death. ALWAYS TALK TO A PHILADELPHIA WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER FIRST!
Common Issue With Wrongful Death Cases
One of the more common defenses in a wrongful death accident case is that there are really a restricted number of people who can actually make a claim in a wrongful death accident case. Those people are called potential beneficiaries, and in a wrongful death case, there are very specific potential beneficiaries. If those people don’t exist in the deceased life, then there is no case.
Why You Need A Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawyer?
Wrongful death accident cases are very difficult emotionally, legally complex and for very high financial stakes. You will need to field many calls from the insurance companies involved. To maximize your claim we strongly recommend you do not speak with them until speaking with a lawyer first. An insurance company, whether your own or otherwise, is always going to do what’s best for the insurance company; they know that in the aftermath of a terrible accident people are often overwhelmed and can be taken advantage of while their guard is down.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered?
The Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Statute outlines all of the specific types of damages that can be recovered. In the case of an adult, it can become very complicated because of the issues of finances including the amount of money that the person would have earned over the course of their life. In those types of cases, our lawyers would utilize experts such as accountants and other financial experts who will provide us with a very specific financial outline as to what those expenses would be and what the family would be entitled to.
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With over 25+ years of combined experience, the Lawyers at KaplunMarx, PLLC are not afraid to take on the largest insurance companies and handle the most complex personal injury or wrongful death cases. When you retain the Wrongful Death Accident Lawyers in Pennsylvania at KaplunMarx, you will be represented by lawyers with vast knowledge of the law that will allow us to obtain maximum recoveries, whether by negotiating a settlement or taking your case to trial, our focus is getting the best results for our clients.
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- Knowledge – The Personal Injury Lawyers at KaplunMarx have a vast knowledge of the law and all of the insurance company tricks, we use our experience to get you maximum dollars for your case.
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