Bucks County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one tragically can lead to an overwhelming family crisis. Family members left behind must not only cope with their grief, but are also faced with medical and funeral expenses. If your family lost a loved one to a preventable accident, a wrongful death attorney at Wilk Law could help.
At Wilk Law, our wrongful death attorneys will answer your wrongful death questions during a free consultation and help set your mind at ease about the future. We understand the pain and desire for justice families have when losing their loved one to someone else’s negligence.
Wilk Law’s wrongful death attorneys are:
- Skilled and experienced in all facets of wrongful death law in Pennsylvania;
- Recognized for legal excellence; and
- Prompt and responsive to family member’s needs.
Let Wilk Law handle your wrongful death claim, so your family can grieve and return to your lives as best as possible. Contact us today at (855) 946-3678 for your free, confidential consultation.
Our Bucks County Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help
If you are considering handling your wrongful death claim in Bensalem, take a moment and speak with an attorney. There is no charge for a wrongful death claim evaluation at Wilk Law, so you have nothing to lose if you decide to come in and consult a professional.
There are numerous reasons you need to retain a wrongful death attorney, including, but not limited to:
- Of all the personal injury claims, wrongful death claims are one of the most complex;
- Insurance companies have teams of adjusters and attorneys working on their behalf;
- The insurance company is not on your side. It represents its pocketbook and its shareholders;
- Proving a wrongful death claim takes extensive legal knowledge;
- Calculating a fair and proper settlement amount takes a team of experts in a wrongful death claim.
Wilk Law’s wrongful death attorneys in Bucks County use all of their training and knowledge to build and support your claim. Whenever possible, we settle your claim during negotiations for a fair and just amount with the insurance company. If it is in your best interests, the wrongful death attorneys at Wilk Law will take your case to court and trial.
What Is Wrongful Death?
In Pennsylvania, there are two types of claims the personal representative of an estate can file to recover damages on behalf of the deceased and the deceased’s loved ones. These are wrongful death claims and survival actions.
Wrongful death is a death due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity’s negligence. Wrongful death is a civil legal action, not a criminal legal action, although a criminal action may run simultaneously.
Compensation available in a wrongful death claim includes the following:
- Economic loss to the family;
- Loss of services;
- Loss of companionship and comfort;
- Loss of guidance; and
- Emotional and psychological loss.
Pennsylvania limits a wrongful death award to the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased in order of intestacy law.
What Is a Survival Action?
In a survival action, the personal representative brings a claim for damages the deceased person could have brought had he or she lived. Fees and costs for burial and estate administration are available in a survival action.
These include compensation for:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Estate administration fees; and
- Burial and funeral expenses.
Compensation for a survival action goes to the deceased’s estate. It then goes to pay any outstanding expenses of the estate. Afterward, remaining funds pass to heirs through the probate process or are divided according to the will.
Contact a Bucks County Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
If you have questions about being a personal representative in a wrongful death or survival action or filing a claim on behalf of your loved one in Pennsylvania, ask an attorney for guidance. These claims are legally complex and need an experienced Bucks County wrongful death attorney, like ours at Wilk Law.
Wilk Law wants to meet with you and discuss the facts of your claim. Our attorneys are empathetic and compassionate, yet we are aggressive in holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they cause. If money is an issue, Wilk Law takes cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only charge legal fees when we win compensation for you. Contact Wilk Law today at (855) 946-3678.