State College Wrongful Death Attorney
If the carelessness or negligence of another has led to the death of a family member, filing a wrongful death lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. Despite your pain and grief, however, medical bills need to be paid, funeral arrangements, including payment, must be made, and your family may need to consider the loss of the deceased family member’s income. That is why the skilled and compassionate attorneys at our State College law firm, Goodall & Yurchak, assists families with matters that cannot wait.
The Need for an Attorney
Our wrongful death lawyers will preserve and analyze the evidence, can appoint a personal representative, and will engage appropriate experts to establish damages. If you have experienced the death of a loved one in an accident caused by someone’s carelessness or negligence, contact our caring attorneys today to talk about a wrongful death claim. We offer a free initial consultation with no obligation.
Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death claims usually result from motor vehicle accidents, dangerous products, slip and falls, and other situations in which the death occurred because of the negligence or carelessness of another. Our wrongful death lawyers have successfully obtained compensation for families who have lost a loved one as a result of incidents involving car crashes, pedestrian accidents, and drunk driving collisions.
Wrongful Death Compensation
There are two kinds of Pennsylvania wrongful death claims that may be filed. One type of claim, a wrongful death action, is filed to recover the lost income, medical expenses, and funeral bills of the deceased family member. The other claim, a survivor action, proceeds as if the deceased person is alive. The survivor action allows for the recovery of compensation for pain and suffering and lost future earnings. In a survivor action, a personal representative stands in for the deceased family member during legal proceedings. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine which type of action to file, and work with you from the beginning to the resolution of the claim.
For knowledgeable and caring wrongful death attorneys, contact the State College law firm of Goodall & Yurchak.