Wrongful Death in Pennsylvania, provides for a cause of action in the event of a wrongful death of a family member and loved one.
When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, neglect or the fault of another, his or her personal representative may maintain an action for damages against a person or entity which is responsible for causing the death of another. The lawsuit may be filed on behalf of all beneficiaries providing they are statutory beneficiaries and have a right to recover compensation under our statute in Pennsylvania.
Beneficiaries are entitled to join in a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate of the deceased. The action shall be for the benefit of a wife, husband, child or children, including step-children of persons who death shall have been so caused. If there is not a wife, husband or child, a wrongful death action may still be maintained for the benefit of parents, sisters or brothers, providing each are dependent upon the deceased person for support and who are residents within the United States at the time of the death.
The Melaragno, Placidi, Parini & Veitch Law Firm handles wrongful death claims in the areas of medical malpractice, construction, maritime, motor vehicle collisions, nursing home and other areas where a wrongful death caused by another's negligence throughout Western Pennsylvania.
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