The unexpected loss of a loved one is a shocking experience. When this is the result of an accident caused by negligence, it is important to consider your legal options. Even though a lawsuit will never fully compensate you for your loss, the financial impact of a wrongful death case cannot be overlooked. If the victim was a primary source of income for the family, you may be experiencing financial stress as a result. Ilkhanoff & Silverstein recognizes that this is a devastating time. While you focus on healing from your loss, our firm is ready to focus on helping mitigate the impact of the loss on the future. You could be entitled to compensation if your attorney can prove negligence. If you are ready to speak about the road ahead, Ilkhanoff & Silverstein is too. Please feel free to contact our firm to meet with our compassionate team of trial attorneys. We are ready to fight for you. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein.
Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving York & Lancaster Families
At this time you may be facing a number of challenges. Dealing with your own and other family members shock and grief, financial burdens and insurance company representatives who profess sympathy and compassion but don’t follow up with meaningful action. We understand all of these frustrations as well as the need for justice. Wrongful death cases can be the result of numerous incidents, including, but not limited to:
- Slip and falls
- Auto accidents
- Dangerous products
- Construction accidents
- Premises liability
Filing a wrongful death claim
In Pennsylvania, only certain people are allowed to take legal action for a wrongful death case. A personal representative of the estate has six months to bring a lawsuit on behalf of its decedents. However, if the personal representative fails to do so, any beneficiary of the estate can take up the cause and file a lawsuit. As an example, if the spouse of the deceased fails to take action, one of the children may be able to step in and bring a lawsuit. Either way, Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations limits legal action to 2 years. If the personal representative of the estate or beneficiary fails to take action within that time, the state bars any recovery.
Wrongful death cases are tragic. For many of these cases, the future comes with a significant financial burden. Our firm is ready to fight for fair compensation. Also called damages, our firm will prepare a case for trial and focus on getting compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Lost past and future wages
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of parental guidance and support for children
Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein
With more than four decades of legal experience, we have the knowledge and skill to assist you with the many complex matters connected with a wrongful death claim. A dedicated wrongful death lawyer from our firm is fully committed to fighting for maximum compensation for you and your family. We want to help you have the peace and resources to rebuild your lives. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein for a confidential free consultation.