Helping Families Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
Losing a loved to an accident or another negligent act can be devastating. You may not know where to turn or how to begin picking up the pieces. The important thing to remember is that legal options exist to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and to help you get the compensation you need to begin putting your life back together.
At the law firm of Trinity Law, our York wrongful death attorneys have been helping family members get compensation for the loss of a loved one for more than 30 years. We will handle your case with understanding and compassion.
We understand that no amount of compensation can replace the loss of a loved one. However, we can send a message that irresponsible acts will not be tolerated. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, contact Trinity Law, for compassionate, effective legal representation.
York Fatal Accident Attorneys
In Pennsylvania, wrongful death actions are typically brought by the deceased’s estate. However, if the estate fails to bring a claim within six months of the decedent’s death, surviving spouses and dependent family members can bring a wrongful death action.
Our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling wrongful death claims resulting from all types of fatal accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Product liability accidents
- Medical malpractice (claim review and evaluation only)
- Nursing home negligence accidents
- Drunk driver crashes
Regardless of how the accident occurred, you and your family will likely be left with many expenses following the accident, including medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, child care expenses, loss of income and other damages such as pain and suffering. We will work hard to help you get the full and fair compensation you need to cover these expenses and help you move forward with your life.
Compensation For The Loss Of A Life
At Trinity Law, we know it is impossible to place a dollar amount on a human life. While no amount of money will make up for the loss of a loved one, compensation can help ease the financial burdens caused by a loved one’s death.
In a wrongful death claim, it is important to have accurate financial information to ensure that compensation awards reflect the amount of financial support the deceased provided to the family. Financial information such as tax returns, income, education and work history, any medical or other benefits the deceased provided, and the deceased’s projected earning capacity had he or she survived are all taken into account.
Survival Actions: Compensation For The Victim’s Pain And Suffering
At Trinity Law, our attorneys also handle survival action cases. Survival actions differ slightly from wrongful death claims.
In a survival action, a lawsuit will be filed by the accident victim. If the accident victim dies before the lawsuit is settled, his or her executor as named in the estate plan will stand in the victim’s shoes. When the suit is settled, the victim’s estate will receive any proceeds resulting from the lawsuit.
Damages for these suits often include compensation for medical expenses as well as any pain and suffering inflicted on the decedent before his or her death.
Call For A Consultation With A York Fatal Accident Attorney
If a loved has died in a fatal accident or before a lawsuit has been settled, we can help. Contact our York wrongful death lawyers online or call our York office at 717-843-8046, our Lancaster office at 717-560-5068, or toll free at 866-464-5297 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in York, Lancaster and Mechanicsburg, we are ready to help you achieve your goals and protect your interests. Se habla español.