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Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyers

Representing Wrongful Death Cases Nationwide

Losing a loved one is always very difficult, but it's even more tragic when the death is caused by the negligent actions of another. If you have experienced such a loss, you may have questions about what you can do to seek justice and fair compensation. Our Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys at Golomb • Spirt P.C.are here to help you through this difficult time.

The best way to learn about your rights and options is to speak with one of our wrongful death lawyers. Please call (215) 278-4449 today to schedule a free consultation. We handle these cases nationwide from our office in Philadelphia.

What is wrongful death?

When the negligent actions of an individual or corporation result in the death of another, it is considered a wrongful death. Our wrongful death attorneys have almost three decades of experience handling these complex cases.

We have witnessed the devastation caused by wrongful death, and we understand the challenges you are facing at this moment. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to get you the answers you need, and we will fight aggressively to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death can be caused by virtually any type of personal injury case.

Some of the most common causes include:

We understand that there is no amount of money that can truly compensate you for the loss of your loved one. But a wrongful death settlement can help you and your family stay financially afloat during this difficult time, and it can ensure that you are provided for in the absence of your loved one.

WHo Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennslyvania?

In most instances, only the spouse and children of the deceased may be eligible to recover compensation for damages. However, in situations where there is no surviving spouse or children, the parents or a sibling of the deceased may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim as well.

Calculating Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

In the event of a wrongful death, the surviving family members of the deceased may be entitled to recover compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship

Calculating damages in a wrongful death case is often more challenging than with other types of personal injury cases. This is especially true when the victim is young and had many of their earning years ahead of them.

At Golomb • Spirt, P.C., our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers work with financial analysts, economists, and other experts who can demonstrate the true value of your claim.

Philadelphia Wrongful Death FAQ

  • What happens if an accident victim dies after starting a personal injury claim?
    If an accident victim files a personal injury claim but then succumbs to their injuries, then the case can become a wrongful death claim. Although personal injury claims and wrongful death cases are similar, there are enough technical differences that should prompt you to work with a wrongful death attorney in particular.
  • Can I get punitive damages for a wrongful death claim?
    Punitive damage is a type of damage used by the court to punish the defendant for criminal wrongdoing or egregious negligence. It is rare for a court to approve punitive damages, though, even in a wrongful death case. We can see if punitive damages would apply to your case, but we must be honest and transparent if we don’t think it will be possible.
  • Can you file a wrongful death claim if the deceased person did not earn income?
    Wrongful death claims can seek compensation for many types of losses, damages, and grief. Even if the person who passed away did not make an income or contribute to the household in tangible “service-related” ways, you could still have a right to compensation and justice.
  • How long does a wrongful death lawsuit take?
    Every wrongful death lawsuit takes a unique amount of time to conclude. Some cases might finish in under a year if settlement negotiations are successful. Other cases could take much longer, especially if the case moves to litigation. We can’t guarantee how long your wrongful death case will take, but we can tell you that we will do everything in our power to avoid unnecessary obstacles and delays as your case progresses.

If you have a wrongful death case, please contact Golomb • Spirt at (215) 278-4449 to schedule your free consultation. We represent clients nationwide from our offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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