The Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm hope drivers never encounter any type of crash, let alone a major accident that results in serious injury. In the sad event that you or a family member is injured or killed in a car accident, however, the personal lawyers at the Lassen Law Firm encourage you to contact us for information about your legal rights. The Lassen Law Firm may help you recover compensation for your losses. The family of a person who died as a result of a car accident in Pennsylvania may file a wrongful death and survival action to recover the following expenses:
- medical expenses (including funeral expenses, burial expenses, estate administration expenses);
- money value of contribution to support of family, society, comfort, services;
- net lost earnings;
- pain and suffering damages.
If you have been involved in a car accident, consult with an experienced car accident lawyer to know all about your legal options regarding car accidents. The Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania car crash attorneys, can help you recover financial compensation from all the responsible parties. We can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a car crash, the Lassen Law Firm can help you file a wrongful death and/or survival action to receive financial recovery for your losses. Call the Lassen Law Firm now for your free consultation.
Wrongful death is the legal term for any case where the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another leads to a fatal accident. The laws specify who can bring a wrongful death claim and what they can recover. Wrongful death lawyers distinguish between economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income. These are things that can be calculated to an exact number. Generally, we will hire an expert economist to calculate these numbers and present them to the jury. Noneconomic damages refer to the emotional losses. This is loss of companionship and loss of consortium. There are no words to really describe what a family goes through when a loved one unexpectedly dies. At the Lassen Law Firm we handle wrongful death cases and help families to the best of our ability.
Because so much is at stake in these cases, the insurance companies fight extremely hard. Fatal accident cases are not the ones to trust to an inexperienced lawyer. We understand that there is more at issue in these cases than just the money. In past cases, our clients have been searching for a recognition for their loved one and what their loss mean. In others, our clients have been seeking a formal acknowledgement of responsibility. Sometimes, we have even had defendants change some of their policies and practices as part of the settlement so that future families did not suffer the same loss.