The death of a loved one can affect the deceased’s family for life. At McCormick & Vilushis LLC, our Erie, Pennsylvania, wrongful death lawyers understand that money will never bring your loved one back. However, we believe it may ease the injustice of what you’ve experienced.
What compensation can I obtain by filing a claim?
When someone’s negligence causes another person’s death, Pennsylvania considers this “wrongful death.” The surviving family members may then be able to file a claim to receive damages for the losses they’ve suffered. Family members include the surviving spouse, children, grandchildren or even the individual’s parents.
Based on your circumstances and claim, you may be able to recover compensation for:
Funeral and burial expenses
Medical bills associated with the deceased’s final injuries
- The income that the deceased would have earned
- Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before their death
- Loss of affection, love and comfort experienced by family members
In certain situations, family members may also be able to collect child care or elder care costs. These are generally allotted if the deceased person was not working full time and took care of another family member at least half of the time.
Schedule A Free Consult With Our Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawyers
Pennsylvania wrongful death claims are some of the most complex cases, simply because of the unique nature of the circumstances. Our Erie, Pennsylvania, wrongful death lawyers will handle your case with compassion and understanding and take the time to address all of your concerns.
Call the experienced Erie, Pennsylvania, wrongful death attorneys at McCormick & Vilushis LLC for a free consultation today!