Easton Wrongful Death Attorneys
Providing Caring & Attentive Representation to Families
If your loved one died due to catastrophic injuries or in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, Meshkov & Breslin offers our deepest and sincerest condolences. There is nothing more tragic than the unexpected loss of a loved one and, often, families and loved ones are left to pick up the pieces. While taking legal action may be the furthest thing from your mind, the fact remains that an unanticipated death can result in numerous financial burdens. If someone else was at fault for your loved one’s death, you may be able to hold them accountable by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our firm can help you during this unimaginably difficult time. We provide compassionate and attentive legal support to families seeking justice and a fair recovery on behalf of their loved one. Our Easton wrongful death attorneys can help you fully understand your legal options and advocate tirelessly for you throughout each stage of the legal process.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?
If your loved one died as a result of a car accident, truck collision, motorcycle wreck, slip and fall, or any other type of accident or negligent act, you may be feeling a great deal of grief and anger. You may wish to seek justice on behalf of your loved one. While you are justified in these feelings, state law only allows the personal representative of the deceased’s estate to bring a wrongful death action. Additionally, the personal representative can only file the action on behalf of certain individuals.
These individuals include:
- The deceased’s surviving spouse
- The deceased’s minor children
- The deceased’s adult children, if they were dependents
- The parent(s) or guardian(s) of the deceased, if they were dependents
- Any additional beneficiary outlined in the deceased’s will
What is Pennsylvania's Wrongful Death Statute?
According to Pennsylvania General Statutes (Title 42, Ch. 83, Section 8301) defines "wrongful death" as a death that is caused by either wrongful act, neglect, or violence or negligence of another. In Pennsylvania, individuals may file a wrongful death lawsuit in addition to filing a criminal lawsuit if the circumstances are appropriate.
According the Pennsylvania law, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is set at 2 years following the date of the individual's death. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. If you are uncertain whether or not you still have grounds for a lawsuit, you should speak with our wrongful death lawyer today.
Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases
While there is no financial recovery that can ever compensate for the loss of your loved one, recovering wrongful death benefits can provide immense relief to families facing unexpected financial hardships as a result of the death.
A wrongful death lawsuit may allow you to recover compensation for:
- Any medical expenses that resulted from your loved one’s injuries
- Funeral costs
- Lost income your loved one would have provided
- The value of lost household services
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of expected inheritance
Our attorneys can help you understand your rights in regards to your unique situation. We encourage you to reach out to us today, as you typically only have two years from the date of death to bring a wrongful death action in the state of Pennsylvania.Call Today - (610) 285-1963