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Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Compensation For Wrongful Death Resulting From A Vehicle Accident

Despite improved safety technology in vehicles, driver safety awareness and defensive driving programs, vehicle related fatalities continue to rise in the US. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) US vehicle fatalities in 2017 exceeded 40,000 for the second straight year. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in 2017 there were 128,188 reportable traffic… Read More »

Family Awarded $5 Million for Dad’s Death Following Hip Replacement Surgery

When more than one hospital is involved and more than one doctor has provided treatment, a medical malpractice lawsuit can become quite complicated. One particularly complicated — and tragic — case involved a 57-year-old Mercer County man, who was first treated in an emergency room and then underwent surgery for a broken hip but whose… Read More »

Tractor-Trailer Company Settles with Family for $26.1 Million in Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Suit

When an individual is involved in an accident and has an extended family, a settlement or award can be awarded to family members.  That amount can then be distributed between all the surviving members for the sustained injuries and wrongful death that occurred. In what may be one of the largest multi-survivor wrongful death and… Read More »

Pending Pennsylvania Case Could Extend Liability in Texting-While-Driving Accidents

There are good reasons that texting while driving a car in Pennsylvania is a violation of the state’s Motor Vehicle Code. Reading, writing, and sending texts take a driver’s attention off the road and has increasingly led to car crashes. In Lawrence County, one judge’s court opinion could force drivers to think twice before viewing… Read More »

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?

Wrongful death occurs when a “wrongful,” but not necessarily criminal, act or omission leads to a person’s death. If you lost a loved one because of negligence, recklessness or deliberate violence, you may have standing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Pennsylvania law says that a wrongful death action can only be brought by a… Read More »