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Wrongful death law in Bucks County
Important laws governing wrongful death Pennsylvania include the following, which we have chosen to bring to your attention, given the types of questions we often receive from those who are seeking our assistance. However, with this being just a small part of the overall legal picture influencing a Bucks County wrongful death lawsuit, we strongly encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation with us so that we may assess your case fully in accordance with the laws that may apply to it.
With many complicated laws affecting wrongful death suits, having the right law firm helps. Experience counts when dealing with serious wrongful death cases. The law offices of Paul R. Weber is a skilled Bucks County wrongful death law firm with a proven record of outstanding settlements and awards for people killed from medical malpractice, from accidents, and from violence. Pennsylvania attorney Paul Weber has represented thousands of Bucks County injury victims and has won millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his Pennsylvania clients.
Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Death Act (42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8301)
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Pennsylvania’s Wrongful Death Act ensures certain legal rights for family members or the personal representative of the deceased’s estate in order to recover damages—to compensate the survivors for the losses they have suffered from their loved one’s death.
Pennsylvania law includes in its definition of damages the value of the services the deceased would have rendered to their families, had they continued to live, including the loss of such items as—
The Pennsylvania statute addresses the following:
- General—An action may be brought to recover damages for the death of an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another if no recovery for the same damages claimed in the wrongful death action was obtained by the injured individual during his lifetime and any prior actions for the same injuries are consolidated with the wrongful death claim so as to avoid a duplicate recovery.
- Beneficiaries—Except as provided in subsection Action by personal representative, the right of action created by this section shall exist only for the benefit of the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased, whether or not citizens or residents of this Commonwealth or elsewhere.
- Damages—The damages recovered shall be distributed to the beneficiaries in the proportion they would take the personal estate of the decedent in the case of intestacy and without liability to creditors of the deceased person under the statutes of this Commonwealth.
- Special damages—The plaintiff is entitled to recover, in addition to other damages, damages for reasonable hospital, nursing, medical, and funeral expenses, and expenses of administration necessitated by reason of injuries causing death.
- Action by personal representative—If no person is eligible to recover damages under the Beneficiaries subsection, the personal representative of the deceased may bring an action to recover damages for reasonable hospital, nursing, medical, and funeral expenses and expenses of administration necessitated by reason of injuries causing death.
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