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January 11, 2019
Types of Accidents Covered in Wrongful Death Cases

Types of Accidents Covered in Wrongful Death Cases

When people hear the phrase “wrongful death,” many think that it refers to someone dying too young or dying in a way that is sad and seems unfair. While the loss of a loved one is always upsetting, wrongful death cases are often harder for friends and family to recover from, both emotionally and financially. The suffering attached to a wrongful death is also often extended in lengthy court processes. After losing a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, your focus should be on healing and recovering, not fighting insurance companies. At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, our team of […]
September 13, 2016

Wrongful Death vs Survival Actions: Is There a Difference?

Under Pennsylvania law, two types of civil lawsuits can arise when someone dies due to the intentional or negligent actions (or inaction) of someone else: wrongful death and survival. While these lawsuits seem similar in that both allow family members to seek compensation for their loss, it’s important to understand the differences between the causes behind each claim and who has the right to file a lawsuit. Wrongful Death Claims in Pennsylvania A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by people directly affected by the death of a loved one. Under Pennsylvania law, only certain people can file a wrongful […]