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Montgomery County Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing a loved one under any circumstances is difficult and heartbreaking. Losing a loved one to a preventable death is unimaginable and only serves to compound this pain. If you lost your loved one due to the negligence of another, call Wilk Law.

At Wilk Law, our experienced wrongful death attorneys obtain compensation for suffering families, helping them pay for medical bills, funeral costs, and pain and suffering. While we know that no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, Wilk Law’s attorneys will stand beside you, listen to you, and fight to achieve your legal goals.

Wilk Law’s wrongful death attorneys are:

  • Empathetic and compassionate;
  • Capable and resourceful; and
  • Responsible and honest.

Let Wilk Law fight to hold any negligent parties responsible for the death of your loved one. We will handle all aspects of your wrongful death claim so you can focus on healing. Contact us today in Montgomery County at (855) 946-3678, and learn about our free legal consultation and client-focused approach to legal services.

A Montgomery County Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help

It takes a strong wrongful death claim to succeed against an insurance company, and building a strong wrongful death claim takes time, experience, and resources. Wilk Law can make the difference in your claim’s success. We work tirelessly doing the following, and more, on your behalf:

  • Handling all insurance company calls and correspondence;
  • Thoroughly investigating the cause of your loved one’s death;
  • Gathering all relevant evidence surrounding the death;
  • Reviewing any medical records with experts;
  • Obtaining needed expert witness testimony;
  • Speaking with your family to determine the effect of the death on your life;
  • Documenting all death-related expenses at present and in the future;
  • Aggressively negotiating a full and fair settlement with the insurance company; or
  • Proceeding with litigation and trial, if no settlement is forthcoming.

Contact Wilk Law to discuss building your wrongful death claim. If cost is a concern, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect fees when we recover compensation for you.

Is It a Wrongful Death Claim or a Survival Action?

A wrongful death is a death due to the negligent or wrongful act of a person or company. A wrongful death claim is a legal action family members of the deceased file for the losses they suffered and will suffer in the future because of their loved one’s death. This is different from a survival action; however, the two are usually filed simultaneously.

A survival action is a lawsuit for expenses and losses suffered by the deceased due to the accident or injuries. These expenses and losses are from the time of the accident to the time of death. A person with legal standing acts on behalf of the deceased to file a survival action.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim or Survival Action in Montgomery County?

A member of the immediate family may file a wrongful death claim. Or, any named beneficiary from the will may file a wrongful death claim. This includes non-relatives and charitable organizations. However, only parents, children, or a spouse can receive compensation from a wrongful death claim.

The personal representative of the estate must file a survival action. If the personal representative does not file the survival action within six months, then any of the beneficiaries can file the action.

Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim or Survival Action

Compensation families seek in a wrongful death claim are the types of support the deceased provided financially, in the household, morally, and through affection and love. This includes any of the following:

  • Clothes;
  • Shelter;
  • Medical care;
  • Housing;
  • Cooking;
  • Cleaning;
  • Guidance;
  • Love; and
  • Sex.

Survival actions compensate for the deceased’s losses such as:

  • Medical bills and hospital expenses;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Lost wages from the time of injury to the date of death;
  • Mental and emotional trauma;
  • Funeral costs; and
  • Estate administration.

Contact a Montgomery County Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

If you have questions about qualifying for wrongful death or survival actions, contact an experienced Lower Merion attorney like ours at Wilk Law. Letting Wilk Law handle your legal matters saves your family the added stress and strain of battling with insurance companies over the compensation you need and deserve.

There is no risk in contacting Wilk Law today at (855) 946-3678. Our wrongful death attorneys will gladly meet with you in Lower Merion, or anywhere you feel most comfortable.