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Rules for wrongful death claims in Pennsylvania

The death of a loved one is tragic and not only leaves a hole in your life but often in your financial future as well. While a criminal investigation and court case may help to determine responsibility in the death of your loved one, it will not help you to fill the void that was left. To help families become financially whole again, they have the right to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation related to the loss of their loved one.

Understanding wrongful death lawsuits

If a family member is killed in an accident, you could be entitled to compensation depending on the circumstances. A wrongful death lawsuit allows individuals who lose loved ones in fatal accidents due to the negligence of others to collect compensation on behalf of the deceased individual. However, an accidental death, while tragic, does not necessarily equate to compensation. There are many factors that the courts take into consideration.

Victims of Amtrak accident could consider legal action

Pennsylvania has been featured rather heavily in the news recently, but not for a particularly pleasant reason. A terrible crash involving an Amtrak train has brought the potential safety hazards of trains into the public eye and cast doubt on whether trains are truly a safe method of transportation. Official reports indicate that the accident injured more than 200 people and killed eight. Some victims were still in the hospital nearly a week after the accident.

Car accident near Pennsylvania border proves fatal

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or an accident that was caused by another person, you could be entitled to compensation. A wrongful death lawsuit involves a claim against a party that was responsible for the death of another person when that death was not intentional, but instead caused by recklessness or negligence. Wrongful death can come in many forms, but one of the most common types of wrongful death is a fatal motor vehicle accident.

Family members bring wrongful death suit against Bruce Jenner

Reality show fans in Pennsylvania be interested to know that a spokesperson from the California court system confirmed a lawsuit against medalist and reality star Bruce Jenner. The lawsuit is related to an accident from February, which was part of an ongoing police investigation. The action came a week after Jenner made his transition from male to female public.

Family of deceased student reaches $7 million settlement

On April 15, it was announced that the family of a Pennsylvania student who was killed after getting into an argument with three men was awarded $7 million in compensation from two bar owners. According to the complaint, the two bars involved in the incident were accused of serving the three men prior to the altercation even though they were both underage and visibly intoxicated.

2011 crash lawsuit settled

A civil case against a well-known resort in Pennsylvania was settled just as jury selection was about to begin. A teenager's parents filed the suit after their son was injured in a Sep. 10, 2011, crash at the resort and died five days after the accident. The settlement was agreed to 48 hours after the court restricted the use of specific testimony at the trial.

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