Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorneys | The Town Law LLC
Losing a loved one is an incredibly painful and difficult experience, especially when their death is the result of someone else's negligence. At The Town Law LLC, our compassionate and dedicated Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time by providing legal support and representation to ensure that those responsible are held accountable. While no amount of compensation can bring your loved one back, our team will fight tirelessly to secure the justice and financial support you deserve to help ease the burden of your loss.
Why Choose The Town Law LLC for Your Wrongful Death Case?
Our Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling wrongful death cases. Here's what sets us apart:
Expertise: Our team of skilled attorneys has extensive experience in handling a wide range of wrongful death cases, including those resulting from medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and defective products.
Compassionate Support: We understand the emotional toll of losing a loved one and are committed to providing compassionate and empathetic support to families throughout the legal process.
Proven Results: Our attorneys have secured millions of dollars in compensation for families who have lost a loved one due to another's negligence, helping them receive financial support for funeral expenses, loss of income, and emotional suffering.
No Win, No Fee: We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don't pay us anything unless we successfully recover compensation for your case.
Understanding Wrongful Death Laws in Philadelphia
Navigating the complex wrongful death laws in Philadelphia can be challenging, but our expert attorneys will help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process. Some key aspects of wrongful death law in Philadelphia include:
Statute of Limitations: In Pennsylvania, families have two years from the date of the deceased's death to file a wrongful death claim. This time frame may be extended under specific circumstances, such as cases involving minors or the discovery rule.
Eligible Claimants: Wrongful death claims in Philadelphia can be filed by the personal representative of the deceased's estate, acting on behalf of the surviving family members. The primary beneficiaries of a wrongful death claim typically include the deceased's spouse, children, and parents.
Types of Damages: In a wrongful death claim, families can seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, including:
a. medical expenses related to the deceased's final illness or injury b. Funeral and burial expenses c. Loss of the deceased's income and benefits d. Loss of companionship, guidance, and support e. Emotional pain and suffering.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
The Town Law LLC's Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys have experience representing families in various types of wrongful death cases, including:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional's negligence leads to a patient's death. Examples include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and medication errors.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Fatal motor vehicle accidents can result from car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, or rideshare accidents caused by another party's negligence.
Workplace accidents can result in wrongful death claims when an employer's negligence or the negligence of a third party leads to a fatal accident on the job. Examples include construction accidents, machinery malfunctions, and exposure to hazardous materials.
When a defective product, such as a faulty vehicle part or a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, causes a person's death, the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer may be held liable for wrongful death.
Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors. If a person dies due to hazardous conditions on someone else's property, the property owner may be held responsible for wrongful death.
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
When nursing home staff members fail to provide proper care or engage in abusive behavior, resulting in a resident's death, the nursing home may be held liable for wrongful death.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Cases
We understand that you may have questions about wrongful death cases and your rights. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers to help you better understand the process:
Q: How long does it take to resolve a wrongful death case? A: The timeline for resolving a wrongful death case can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the willingness of the parties to negotiate, and the court's schedule. While some cases may be resolved through settlement negotiations within a few months, others may take years to reach a resolution, especially if they proceed to trial.
Q: How is compensation distributed among surviving family members in a wrongful death claim? A: The distribution of compensation among surviving family members depends on the specific circumstances of the case and the relationships between the deceased and the beneficiaries. A judge may determine the distribution of the compensation, considering factors such as the financial dependency of each beneficiary and their relationship with the deceased.
Q: Can I file a wrongful death claim if the responsible party is facing criminal charges? A: Yes, you can still file a wrongful death claim even if the responsible party is facing criminal charges. Wrongful death claims are civil actions and are separate from criminal proceedings.
Contact Our Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorneys Today
If you have lost a loved one due to another's negligence, contact The Town Law LLC's Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our dedicated legal team will evaluate your case, help you understand your rights, and fight tirelessly to secure the justice and compensation you deserve.