Compassionate Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyers Represent the Families of Victims Lost to Negligence
Losing a loved one in an accident is devastating
Losing a relative to an accident is a devastating feeling, one that can leave you feeling powerless. In 2013, there were more than 130,000 deaths resulting from unintentional injuries, including more than 33,000 motor vehicle accident fatalities. And while your emotional distress may feel trivial compared to your family member’s death, you still have a right to compensation for your suffering and loss. At McCann & Wall, our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers can determine exactly how much you’ve lost and find the best way to recover those damages.
How long do you have to file a wrongful death claim?
Each state has specific laws and regulations that set a time frame for when you can file a wrongful death claim, called the statute of limitations. In Pennsylvania and Delaware, the Statute of Limitations for wrongful death cases is two years, while New Jersey does not have a Statute of Limitations for bringing a wrongful death cause of action. If you try to file a lawsuit outside of this time range, courts will not permit the case to proceed.
It’s important to remember that filing a case can take several weeks. Our wrongful death attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience handling complex wrongful death claims. We carefully assemble evidence, arrange expert testimony and build a compelling argument for your right to maximum compensation. It all takes time, so it’s critical not to wait until the last minute. If you lose a loved one due to a tragic accident due to someone else’s negligence, we understand it is a very difficult time. Our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers work compassionately with families to expeditiously file a claim.
Surviving family members of wrongful death accident victims are entitled to maximum compensation
The death of a loved one is an incredibly difficult situation that takes a serious psychological and emotional toll on surviving family members. It can also prove to be a difficult financial burden when considering the costs of funerals, burial plots, and other post-death arrangements. When of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or business causing someone’s death, the surviving family members are entitled to receive maximum compensation to assist the survivors in pursuit of a life similar to the one enjoyed prior to the victim’s death.
Though financial damages will never bring back a loved one, compensation can go a long way towards helping surviving members cope with the loss of an accident victim. Some of the various forms of compensation that can be awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of future earnings
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Premier Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyers at McCann & Wall, LLC are on Your Side During a Tragic Loss
At McCann & Wall, our dedicated Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers have more than 26 years combined experience representing families of victims taken too soon due to an accident. Reach us toll free at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221 or contact us online. Our offices are conveniently located across the street from City Hall, a short distance from the train, subway and trolley. Or if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. We serve clients throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.