Memorial Day has come and gone; that means summer has unofficially started here in Pennsylvania. As the weather heats up and school lets out, more people will be spending serious time at swimming pools and beaches. Unfortunately, drowning is always a possibility whenever people spend time near large bodies of water.
A few weeks ago, we told you about some of the legal implications of drowning. Sometimes, a drowning victim's family may be able to pursue a claim against responsible parties in a wrongful death lawsuit. If the drowning occurs due to another party's negligent acts, that party may be liable in a court of law. Although damages cannot bring back a drowning victim, they can ameliorate some of the losses borne by the victim's family.
Most legal experts strongly advise that families secure experienced legal representation as a part of pursuing their wrongful death claim. At The Law Firm of Leisawitz Heller, we take a team approach to handling wrongful death cases. We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience, formidable advocacy skills and knowledge of Pennsylvania law. Our firm can handle both the wrongful death and estate aspects of a case, offering our clients a high degree of coordination in these separate but related legal disciplines.
When families suffer because of the wrongful acts of other parties, the families want justice. We share families' desire for justice. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, so we get paid only if we recover damages for you. Our website's wrongful death page has more information on the services we provide to victims' families.