When a loved one dies as a result of someone else’s negligence (or is killed by a defective product), the law allows some surviving family members to sue the responsible party for wrongful death. The law allows the closest surviving family members to sue– typically these will be the spouse and children, but sometimes parents and siblings will qualify.
Wrongful death cases typically require several different types of experts in areas such as accident reconstruction, medicine, and economics.
Paoli & Geerhart has handled many death cases, and we know which experts to retain on your behalf to prepare the case for maximum settlement or a successful jury trial.
Wrongful death damages include the loss of love, comfort, affection, society and monetary support, such as the wages the decedent would have provided to his/her family had s/he lived. Wrongful death damages can be large if the jury finds liability.
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