Wrongful death is a legal term that means someone has died as a result of the careless or reckless actions on the part of a person or organization. The survivors of the loved one may potentially file a wrongful death legal claim against those whose negligent or intentional actions or inactions caused the death.
Common types of wrongful death involve a person who died in a car crash or other motor vehicle accident caused by another, a person who died due to medical malpractice, and a person who died as a result of a defective product or product liability.
How do you know if you have a claim?
- The person has died before it was his or her time to die because of negligence on the part of another person, medical malpractice by a doctor or other medical professional, or due to a defective product that killed them.
- The person bringing the wrongful death claim must prove that negligence caused the death.
- The death of the victim has affected loved ones and other dependents of the person who died. In other words, the loss has personally damaged the surviving loved ones.
- The death of the person has caused monetary damages to the survivors.
Who Can Sue?
Immediate Family. In Pennsylvania, spouses and children and the parents of the person who died can sue for wrongful death.
When Unthinkable Tragedy Strikes — Wrongful Death Attorney in Pennsylvania: (610) 565-0240
At the Law Offices of John E. Kusturiss Jr., in Media, Pennsylvania, you will find attorneys who have represented many families who have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of another. We understand the suffering and grief a family may be going through as a result of a loss of a loved one.
Please call for a free initial consultation with an attorney who will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, help you understand your rights, and explain your options.
If there is a legal basis to file a wrongful death claim, you may be assured that we will pursue justice to the full extent of the law on your behalf.
In addition to representing clients who have suffered grievous losses due to negligence, we handle personal injury matters, and criminal defense and family law cases. We work with clients throughout Springfield, Chester, Upper Darby, Ridley Park, Newtown Square, and Havertown, PA.