Your Rights After Losing A Loved One In A Fatal Accident

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident, or due to medical malpractice, is tragic and life-changing. As a family, you need to figure out how you will move forward without the love and support of the deceased. At Ches-Mont Personal Injury Law Center, LLC., in Pottstown, we can't undo what has happened, but we can help you get the financial resources you need to make the future less daunting.

What Are My Legal Rights?

In Pennsylvania, there are two paths to compensation after a wrongful death: a survival suit and a wrongful death suit.

  • Survival suit — This action is brought by the deceased's estate and is for items the deceased would have a legal right to had he or she lived. This includes items such as medical expenses incurred before death, pain and suffering experienced, and lost wages.
  • Wrongful death — This action is brought by surviving family members and includes items such as funeral expenses, and the loss of financial and emotional support.

Because these claims involve different types of compensation, and are distributed and taxed differently, it is extremely important to consult a lawyer experienced in these actions. Attorney George Gerasimowicz has been handling survival and wrongful death claims clients throughout the tri-county area for more than 35 years. He understands the long-term financial impact a death has on a family, and fights to get his clients the maximum compensation available.

Learn More About Your Rights

If you lost a loved one in an accident, or due to a doctor's mistake, contact our firm. We will sit down with you and review your rights in a free consultation. If you choose to pursue your claim with us, we will not charge you any fees until we obtain compensation on your behalf.

To schedule your free consultation, call 610-427-5828.