If you have lost somebody you love due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Wrongful death claims are incredibly difficult, both on an emotional level and from a legal standpoint. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our Lancaster wrongful death attorneys are standing by to help you through this. We have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into what happened and help you and your family obtain the compensation and closure you deserve.
Common causes of wrongful death in Lancaster
Wrongful death cases arise anytime a person loses their life due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another individual, business, or entity. These cases can occur in a variety of ways in and around the Lancaster area. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our attorneys are regularly able to help family members who have lost loved ones due to the following:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Defective product incidents
- Workplace accidents
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Amusement ride accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Criminal activity or violence
We do want to point out that this is not an all-inclusive list of the ways that wrongful death cases arise in Pennsylvania. If you have any questions about whether or not you may have a wrongful death case after losing a loved one, please reach out to one of our Lancaster wrongful death attorneys today.
Who can file wrongful death claims at Lancaster?
Under Title 42, Chapter 83 of the Pennsylvania General Statutes, Section 8301, we can see that Pennsylvania wrongful death claims must be filed by a personal representative of the deceased person’s estate.
While the wrongful death claim may be filed by the personal representative, it is brought on behalf of the beneficiaries of the estate. This often includes family members such as a surviving spouse, surviving children, surviving parents, or other dependents. Additionally, if the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate does not file a wrongful death claim within six months from the date of death, any of the beneficiaries are allowed to file a behalf of all of the other beneficiaries.
Types of compensation available for a Lancaster wrongful death claim
There may be various types of compensation available to the estate and beneficiaries of a deceased person as a result of a wrongful death claim. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., our attorneys work diligently to secure both economic and non-economic damages for estates and beneficiaries. This can include the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pre-death hospital and medical bills
- Estate administration expenses
- Lost wages and benefits the deceased would likely have earned throughout their lifetime
- Compensation for household services, comfort, society, companionship, and other benefits the deceased would have provided throughout their lifetime
- Pain and suffering damages
Contact a Lancaster wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible
If you have lost somebody that you love as a result of another individual’s careless, negligent, or intentional actions, please contact the team at Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. today. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys will conduct a complete investigation into your case and work diligently to recover full compensation for your losses. No amount of compensation will erase what happened, but this can help bring some justice and closure to the situation. When you need a Lancaster wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.