“The death of a loved one should never result from someone else’s carelessness. We won’t let such a death to be in vain.” - Jay Silberblatt
Sometimes, the negligence of someone else causes the unthinkable to occur – death. In these situations, Pennsylvania has developed laws to provide for the recovery of monetary damages. A wrongful death action allows the decedent’s family to recover for money lost because of the death. The family can recover the earnings that the decedent would have received had the death not occurred as well as damages for medical expenses and funeral expenses. Pennsylvania also allows the decedent’s personal representative to commence a survival action to recover for the injuries and damages suffered by the decedent from the time of the negligence to the time of death. Silberblatt Mermelstein handles wrongful death and survival claims. If you believe that your loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence, call us to discuss you case.