Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyer
When you suffer the loss of a loved one due to negligence in Pennsylvania, you have the right to file a claim for money. Money does not make up for your family member’s death, but it does help you and your family to recuperate financial and physical damages through a settlement or civil court verdict for the beneficiaries of the estate. A Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer at Shuttleworth Law will help you pursue an award you and your family deserve while treating your family members with compassion.
Insurance companies & third parties with the ability to pay will offer injury victims as little as possible. It’s Negotiations 101, and it’s what. they. do. They’ll miss relevant facts or use out-of-context statements against you. Even before filing your injury claim, call me; I’ll give you my free opinion.
Free Consultation with a Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you are evaluating your options after a family member’s wrongful death, reach out to Shuttleworth Law for legal care that puts your interests first. Request your free, personalized consultation by calling (215) 774-1371, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also message us online here.
Damages You Can Recover Under Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Death Act
Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Death Act clearly states which types of compensation you can recover for a wrongful death claim. Unlike some states, Pennsylvania also allows for the recovery of money damages for a survival action and a wrongful death action by the decedent’s estate.
Shuttleworth Law gets the following types of compensation on behalf of surviving family members of wrongful death victims, including:
- Burial, cremation, or funeral expenses
- Hospice care
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Lost wages and benefits
- Mental anguish
- Past medical bills
- And more
The law does not consider all accident deaths wrongful. The determining factor is whether negligence played a role, intentional or not. A Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer will evaluate the evidence and facts of your case to determine if it is actionable.
Areas Served: Bridesburg-Kensington-Port Richmond, Center City, Far Northeast Philadelphia, Germantown-Chestnut Hill, Kensington, Near Northeast Philadelphia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Roxborough-Manayunk, South Philadelphia, Southwest Philadelphia, Upper North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, and all surrounding areas.
A Free Claim Evaluation Will Get You Answers
Get a Free Claim Evaluation with Brad today by calling (215) 774-1371 or message him directly online. We do not get paid until you win your case! Otherwise, you owe us nothing for our time and resources.
Pennsylvania Laws Impose Deadlines on Wrongful Death Claims
Like all states, Pennsylvania places a deadline—or statute of limitations—on wrongful death claims for civil compensation. In general, there is a two-year time limit in Pennsylvania that starts running from the date of your loved one’s death.
Consequences for Missing Pennsylvania’s Statute of Limitations
Missing Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations can result in a dismissal of your case in court. Therefore, it is vital to discuss your situation with a Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to avoid surpassing this critical deadline.
How Shuttleworth Law Is Different
Not all legal service providers are created equal. At Shuttleworth Law, we emphasize a client-centric culture that values honesty and transparency during your time working with us and beyond.
We offer the following in responsive legal care:
- Focus: Since we hone our skills as a Pennsylvania personal injury law firm, your case will have the necessary experts and resources available for the most beneficial results given the circumstances.
- Attention: Unlike some firms, we do not assign you to a case manager for communications. While support staff is integral to our operations, you will always have the chance to speak directly with a Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer about your claim.
- Tenacity: While not all wrongful death cases in Pennsylvania go to trial, you have the reassurance that we will protect your rights at the civil court level at trial if necessary.
Attorney Brad V. Shuttleworth founded Shuttleworth Law on the principle that law firms should provide exceptional service to clients that go above and beyond the call of duty. We accomplish this objective by putting you first while ensuring you understand all of the possibilities of your case.
Call a Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyer at Shuttleworth Law
Shuttleworth Law dedicates itself to helping wrongful death survivors hold negligent parties accountable for the passing of their loved ones. You can learn more about your opportunities by speaking with our Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer. Call us for a free case evaluation today at (215) 774-1371 or message us via the contact form below learn more about your rights to wrongful death compensation in Pennsylvania for beneficiaries.