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Statute Helps Families Be Compensated For Wrongful Death

October 6, 2014

There is no way to emotionally prepare for it, because it is completely unexpected. All of a sudden, someone who has always been there and has been a central part of many people’s lives, is now gone. The place at the table where they once sat is now empty. The chores they would do around the house now must be divided among the surviving family members.

When a loved one suddenly is taken from the midst of their family, a void can be created that will never be filled. This void can encompass so many aspects of the lives of the family members who are left to carry on. If the one lost is the household breadwinner, then the strain caused by the loss can be not only emotional, but financial as well.

Sometimes an unforeseen death is caused by the negligence of another party. Such occurrences are commonly referred to as wrongful death. Wrongful death can be attributed to any number of causes, such as motor vehicle accidents, dangerous products and medical errors.

Should a death be considered wrongful, a state of Pennsylvania statute can be applied in seeking compensation. This statute may help provide recompense for a family who has suffered the loss of a loved one. The amount is determined by projecting what the deceased’s financial value would have been, had the deceased remained alive.

A loved one can never be replaced. The loss of companionship and guidance has no fair price tag. But should the loss be attributed to an act of negligence, then there may be a way to help alleviate the monetary burden the death has brought to bear on the household. To find out with greater specificity how this firm handles wrongful death cases you can visit this page.