Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyers – Compassionate Advocates for Families of Accident Victims
We represent family members of deceased motor vehicle accident victims
Accidents caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness can often lead to serious injury, but in the worst cases, it leads to death. When an accident results in death, the deceased victim is not the only victim; surviving family members also suffer greatly from the loss of life caused by the accident.
The Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, are experienced civil trial attorneys that have secured multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for the families of deceased accident victims. We hold negligent parties responsible for causing the death of accident victims by seeking maximum compensation for surviving family members. The emotional damage can never be repaired, but we take pride in helping victims recover from the financial and physical tolls of losing a loved one.
How Long do you have to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Each state has specific laws and regulations that provide a specific time limit, called the Statute of Limitations, in which a lawsuit may be filed. If someone tries to file a lawsuit outside of this time range, courts will not permit the case to proceed. Wrongful death actions often develop from a standard personal injury case, but death of the victim may not occur for a long time after the accident. It is important to hire an experienced wrongful death lawyer to be sure that your case is brought in the statutorily designated time limit.
Our wrongful death attorneys represent clients in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey and are familiar with the specific laws associated with wrongful death actions. In Pennsylvania and Delaware, the Statute of Limitations for wrongful death cases is two years, while New Jersey does not have a Statute of Limitations for bringing a wrongful death cause of action. Contact our attorneys to ensure that you and your family are represented and remain eligible to file a lawsuit for wrongful death.
Surviving family members of wrongful death accident victims are entitled to maximum compensation
The death of a loved one is an incredibly difficult situation that takes a serious psychological and emotional toll on surviving family members. It can also prove to be a difficult financial burden when considering the costs of funerals, burial plots, and other post-death arrangements. When of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or business causing someone’s death, the surviving family members are entitled to receive maximum compensation to assist the survivors in pursuit of a life similar to the one enjoyed prior to the victim’s death.
Though financial awards will never bring back a loved one, compensation can go a long way towards helping surviving members cope with the loss of an accident victim. Some of the various forms of compensation that can be awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of future earnings
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
If you have Lost a Loved One Due to the Negligence of Another, Contact an Experienced Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
We understand your pain and loss and have the experience you need to see you through this difficult time. At McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC, our wrongful death attorneys have a history of getting results, having secured various multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements. With main offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, we represent clients in Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and southeast Pennsylvania. Contact our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers today at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221, or online, for a free initial consultation and ensure that you and your family are adequately represented in the wrongful death of a family member.