Learning of a family member’s or loved one’s death is unfortunate, but the law can provide relief. The Wrongful Death Act helps to shift financial responsibility from survivors to the faulted party. Tom Bosworth is your Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer and is here to represent you and your family through tough times.
According to Pa 42 C.S.A. Section 8301, legal action may be brought to recover damages associated with the wrongful death of an individual caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another. The Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act protects you, and Tom Bosworth is here to help hold accountable those who are responsible. Nationally recognized and locally respected, Bosworth Law is here to help you navigate the process of pursuing a wrongful death case.
What Are Common Causes of Wrongful Death Claims in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania?
There are numerous common causes of wrongful death claims that can cause pain and suffering, as well as loss of companionship, for which the law provides recovery. Several common causes of wrongful death are medical malpractice, defective products that cause death, or intentional acts of violence.
An accident resulting from negligence, including but not limited to car accidents, nursing home neglect, and workplace accidents, can also result in wrongful death.
As for the question of who may be eligible to claim damages, that depends on the case, but it could be the victim’s spouse, minor children, or parents. In some cases, even adult children that were dependent on the deceased person may be beneficiaries.
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Unsure about the technicalities of filing a wrongful death lawsuit, or what you will need to prove? Don’t take it all on yourself. Contact us at Bosworth Law for a free consultation today.