The hardest thing a person may ever have to deal with is the loss of a loved one. Even more tragic is if their loved one dies due to the negligence or carelessness of someone else. In the aftermath, families will be searching for answers and closure.
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we want to help. Our compassionate team will sit with you and listen. We want to help investigate what happened so we can move to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney, call us today.
What Is Wrongful Death?
In order to understand how to proceed with your case, you should understand what wrongful death cases are. These cases arise when the careless, negligent, or reckless actions of a person or entity cause the death of another person. The family of the deceased, or that person’s estate, can bring a lawsuit against those responsible.
These cases are not easy, as it is highly unlikely the other side will readily admit to wrongdoing.
Today, we want to go over some of the most common causes of wrongful death. Please know that this is not a complete list and you should always speak with a qualified attorney when making decisions regarding your particular case.
- Vehicle Accidents – In Pennsylvania’s latest reporting year, there were more than 1,100 vehicle crash fatalities. Many of these were caused by extreme driver negligence or carelessness. 26% of all traffic fatalities were due to alcohol-impaired drivers. Other fatalities were caused by distracted drivers and those who violated posted speed limits.
- Workplace Accidents – Everyone deserves to work in a safe environment. It is vital that employers provide workers with the equipment and training necessary to do their jobs.
- Product Liability – Even though there are strict laws in place to prevent manufacturers and stores from selling and making dangerous products, we know that product recalls happen all the time in the US. These products are often faulty due to a flawed design, a manufacturing error, or labeling issues.
- Medical Mistakes – Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of around 250,000 people annually. There is a range of errors that medical professionals can make: diagnosing mistakes, anesthesia errors, birth injuries, medication errors, surgical errors and more.
- Criminal Activity – When an individual commits a crime and kills someone in the process, they can be held accountable both criminally by the state and civilly by the victims family.
How We Can Help You
There is nothing easy about this. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is tough enough, but if another person’s negligence caused the death, you need answers. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we know that no amount of money will ease your pain, but it can help bring closure. We will work to ensure you receive:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income and benefits of the deceased
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of companionship damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible