Easton Wrongful Death Attorneys
Compassionate Representation When It Really Matters
Nothing can prepare you for the grief and pain of losing a loved one to an untimely death caused by someone else’s mistakes. You can, however, prepare for the legal road you must walk to pursue compensation and justice in their name. Knafo Law Offices and our Easton wrongful death lawyers are here to be your guides on that path from start to finish.
We are known for combining professional legal services that can take on stubborn insurance companies with genuine compassion. You won’t feel like you’re being rushed or overlooked when we are working on the case because you won’t be. Our deliberate approach to such a sensitive legal case will help create an effective claim while also putting your worries at ease.
We can help families work on wrongful death cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidental falls
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- And more
Call (610) 756-1098 to talk to us about your wrongful death case. We’re here to help.
Recoverable Damages in Wrongful Death Actions
A wrongful death will cause damages that are as enormous as they are varied. Your family could experience financial hardship from tragically losing your loved one. Also, the grief you are enduring can be translated to financial damage through a claim or lawsuit. Our goal as your chosen wrongful death attorneys in Easton will be to maximize the value of your case, which can help bring a sense of closure when everything is finished. No amount of money will undo or cover the loss you are experiencing, but it can give some peace of mind knowing that you are free to grieve without worrying about your financial stability.
Pennsylvania allows several types of damages in wrongful death actions, including:
- Final medical treatment costs
- Funeral and burial expenses to a cap
- Estate administration costs
- Wages the deceased likely would have earned in life
- Lost household and family services value
- Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased
- Loss of companionship experienced by claimants
Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Not every untimely death will validate a wrongful death claim under Pennsylvania law. The death must constitute a wrongful death under legal definitions, and there must be someone linked to the deceased with the legal ability to pursue a wrongful death action.
A wrongful death is defined as a death that is caused by a wrongful or negligent act that another reasonable person would not have committed. Deaths caused by accidents are the most common types of wrongful deaths. Furthermore, no criminal charges need to be brought against someone for them to have caused a wrongful death in terms of civil law. For example, someone can cause a fatal car accident and not be charged with vehicular manslaughter but still answer to a wrongful death claim filed by the deceased’s loved ones.
In Pennsylvania, the deceased’s estate representative can file a wrongful death action on behalf of the deceased’s:
Technically, none of these parties have the innate right to file a wrongful death action. Only the assigned or named estate representative can do take that legal step. The estate representative is not guaranteed to benefit from any damages secured by the wrongful death claim if they are not one of the family members eligible to receive compensation. Although, if the estate representative fails to file a claim within six months of the deceased’s passing, then the right to start legal action is passed onto the deceased’s surviving family members.
Doing the Most for Your Family During Trying Times
There are few things worse than dealing with a stubborn insurer or liable party after losing a loved one to someone else’s negligence. Please allow Knafo Law Offices in Easton to act on your behalf, so we can deal with all the legal complexities while you take care of yourself and your family. The grieving process is important and different for everyone. With us leading the way for your wrongful death claim, we hope to give you as much time and space to grieve as you need.
Contact us online to arrange an initial consultation with our wrongful death lawyers in Easton.
Wrongful Death $15.2 Million
Wrongful death case ended in a verdict of over $15 million dollars.
Motorcycle Accident $7.25 Million
Using mediation after a motorcycle accident, $7,250,000 was awarded.
Medical Malpractice $4.1 Million
Secured a settlement of over $4 million dollars after medical malpractice occurred.
Negligent Trucker $3 Million
Secured a $3 million dollar settlement for client involving a negligent truck driver.
Workers' Compensation $2.9 Million
$2.9 million dollar settlement involving a workers' compensation case.