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Getting accountability after the loss of a loved one

There are few things more important to Pennsylvania residents than their families. Individuals depend on their families in every way imaginable, including emotional support, financial support and everything in between.

As discussed recently in this blog, when a loved one is killed due to the negligence of another, surviving family members may have legal recourse they can take to make matters right. For instance, after a fatal accident caused by a driver's negligence, the surviving family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the negligent driver accountable.

This accountability can come in the form of compensation, otherwise known as damages. The negligent person may be ordered to pay damages to the surviving family members for the lost emotional support, financial support and other factors, such as the pain and suffering the deceased person suffered in the incident. There can be legal issues involved in dividing these damages between the family members, including situations where a minor child receives compensation in the lawsuit.

Our firm understands the complex legal issues that can arise in a wrongful death action. We also understand how important it is for surviving family members to obtain accountability after the loss of a loved one.

We work closely with our clients to gain a full appreciation for everything they have lost after a tragic incident has claimed the life of a loved one. We can then advocate vigorously to demonstrate this loss to the judge or jury. For more information about our firm's services, please visit our wrongful death webpage.

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