Undoubtedly, the death of a loved one is devastating to any family. If the person passed away due to someone else’s negligence, the avoidable tragedy is often amplified. Fatal accidents can result from a number of different situations, ranging from motor vehicle accidents to construction site accidents. If someone you love fell victim to a fatal accident, it is important for their loved ones to work with a dedicated and compassionate legal team. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman have the experience to help you obtain the recovery you deserve, and the compassion to handle your legal action with empathy and care. If you require strong legal representation during this tragic time, let Friedman Schuman help. Contact our firm for a consultation today.
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The attorneys at Friedman Schuman have represented families of wrongful death victims for over 30 years. Wrongful deaths can be the result of many devastating accidents, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip or trip and fall accidents
- Defective product accidents
- Construction site accidents
Our firm understands that not only is wrongful death tragic, it also comes with an overwhelming emotional and financial burden. Our team works diligently to help families obtain rightful compensation for:
- Expenses for medical bills, funeral costs, and other financial burdens
- Loss of income that the family relied on
- Loss of relationship and companionship
- Loss of parental guidance and support for any children
Who can file a wrongful death case?
In Pennsylvania, there are restrictions regarding who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Within the first six months of the death, only the personal representative of the decedent’s estate is permitted to file a lawsuit on behalf of the beneficiaries. However, if the personal representative fails to file a claim within 6 months of the date of death, any beneficiary of the estate has the right to file the claim. For example, if a spouse is the personal representative of the estate and he or she fails to file a lawsuit on behalf of the estate, the decedent’s adult child may be able. In compliance with Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for wrongful death, a lawsuit must be brought within 2 years from the date of the death.
Contact a Montgomery County wrongful death attorney
Although no amount of money will bring your loved one back or make such a tragedy acceptable, the attorneys at Friedman Schuman will do everything we can to make sure you have the provisions you need to carry on. Our attorneys will work diligently to get you the best possible outcome for your case. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you obtain compensation for your emotional and financial loss. Contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.