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What is a wrongful death claim for damages?


A wrongful death claim for damages is an important resource for surviving family members who have wrongfully lost a loved one in an act caused by another person's negligence. A wrongful death claim is brought on behalf of the lost loved one's estate for the benefit of surviving family members and can help with the financial challenges they may face following the unexpected loss of a loved one.

The loss of a loved one can be devastating for family members and leave them facing significant financial and emotional damages. A wrongful death claim for damages can help families in Pennsylvania seek compensation for their damages, which can include: medical and funeral expenses; loss of support and services; and lost prospect of inheritance. Damages are unique to the situation and characteristics of the victim, but it is helpful to understand generally what damages may be available.

When a negligent party has caused the wrongful death of another, wrongful death legal remedies may be able to help. Wrongful death legal protections can apply in circumstances of car accidents and other accidents as well. Damages must be fair and just, but because they must also be reasonable, it is helpful to have an understanding of how economic damages are evaluated. Surviving family members may pursue compensation for their financial and emotional damages through a wrongful death claim.

Wrongful death claims serve as an important resource for victims who have suffered the loss of a loved one such as a spouse, parent or child. Surviving family members should be familiar with how a wrongful death claim can protect them while holding the negligent party accountable at the same time.

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