“Wrongful death” is a term that describes when someone’s negligence has caused an individual’s death. When you have lost a loved one unexpectedly, we know you have entered a dark and trying time. This is why our wrongful death lawyers maintain the highest standards of both professionalism and sensitivity in such tragic cases. A lawyer experienced in wrongful death claims can help you through the troubled times after a loved one’s untimely death.”Wrongful death” is a term that describes when someone’s negligence has caused an individual’s death. A wrongful death case can be complex. Aside from your loved one’s pain and suffering, and you and your family’s personal loss, there may be the concern of lost income, medical bills prior to the wrongful death and funeral bills. A lawyer handling wrongful death claims must be experienced, compassionate and sharp. Our law firm surpasses these standards every day in representing families who have lost loved ones in wrongful death incidents.
We are Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers who represent clients in wrongful death cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and many other states. Finding a qualified wrongful death lawyer in any of these states can be challenging. We understand the distress your situation causes and work hard to make sure you receive the compensation you are due.
If you are looking for a wrongful death lawyer, Villari, Brandes & Giannone is your first choice. Our experienced attorneys have both a track record of success, and are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence, call one of the wrongful death lawyers at Villari, Brandes & Giannone now. Time may be of the essence in protecting your legal rights. Contact us today for a free case evaluation!
As just one example of the complexity of inheritance laws after a wrongful death in certain situations, Pennsylvania Inheritance Laws provide:
- If a spouse is living but there are no parents or children, then the spouse is given the entire estate.
- If there is a spouse and the parents are living with no children involved, then the entire estate is given to the spouse.
- If there is a spouse and children, then the spouse takes 50% of the estate. If the children are the spouse’s, the spouse also takes $30,000. If the children are not the spouse’s, the spouse only takes half of the estate. The children divide the remainder equally as long as they are all of the same generation.
- If there are children but no spouse, the children take the estate in its entirety. Shares are divided equally between the children of the same generation.
- If there is no spouse, children, or parents, the personal representative can collect damages on behalf of the deceased for hospital, nursing, medical, and funeral expenses.
- When children of different generations are involved, it gets more complicated. Intestacy laws for children of different generations includes: The estate is divided into as many shares as there are living members of the nearest generation to the deceased, including deceased children who left behind children of their own. The share of each deceased person in the same generation is divided among his or her descendants in the same manner.
Let the experienced wrongful death attorneys at Villari, Brandes, & Giannone help you unravel these complex inheritance laws and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve if your loved one is tragically killed through the carelessness or negligence of another.
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