No one expects a car accident to be fatal. When people think about car accidents, they often think about fender benders or more serious accidents that result in injuries. People do not want to believe they are at risk of death by just getting behind the wheel of their vehicle.
While it is unpleasant to think about, fatal car accidents are a reality for many families in Pennsylvania. Individuals can be minding their own business when a negligent driver changes their lives forever. It only takes one accident to change a family.
When families are dealing with the death of a loved one, it can be difficult to understand how that death will affect the family. While the emotional side effects are more obvious, the financial side effects can be more difficult to recognize.
The attorneys at our law firm have years of experience working with families following fatal car accidents. We can help families understand how an accident affects their financial future. With this understanding, individuals can take steps to hold a negligent driver responsible for causing an accident.
Under Pennsylvania law, negligent drivers can be held responsible in a wrongful death suit following a fatal car accident. In a wrongful death suit, the families of the victims of fatal accidents can receive a variety of compensatory and emotional damages. These damages can help a family move forward from an accident by helping relieve financial uncertainty. Damages can include funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and more.
A fatal car accident is something that no one wants to think about. However, when they happen, individuals need to know where to turn for sound legal advice. For more information about wrongful death suits and our law firm, please see our wrongful death webpage.