What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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A wrongful death lawsuit can never make up for what happened to a family when a loved one dies due to a company or person’s negligent action or inaction. Although no one can truly make the survivors whole again, lawyers can help families recover necessary compensation for lost financial and emotional support. Let our experienced wrongful death attorneys take over the legal and financial aspects of your case, while you and your family concentrate on your own well-being.

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Under Pennsylvania law and under New Jersey law and in many, many states, there are statutes or laws on the books that discuss what type of damages you can pursue if someone dies in an accident that is the responsibility of someone else; those are called wrongful death cases. Anytime someone dies, whether it’s an automobile accident or it’s a medical malpractice case or from some type of medicine that they took that was defective and they die and there’s a lawsuit pursued for that, it’s called a wrongful death case. And it gets tricky but there are certain types of damages or injuries and compensation you can claim for the people that remain, if it’s a spouse, if its children, if its young children, older children, that are determined by the wrongful death statute of the particular state. So when we bring a case for someone that died we call it a wonderful death case. For more information about our firm go to ERLegal.com and check out our website.