Unfortunately, life can be ended prematurely due to a tragic accident. When the victim is a member of your family, these situations are particularly painful. What makes matters even worse is when a death of a loved one occurs because of the negligent or even reckless actions of another.
In addition to the emotional trauma that is likely to impact the surviving family members for the rest of their lives, the financial effects can be nearly as devastating. We’ve probably all heard of situations, for instance, where a family has to sell a home or where children were unable to attend college due to the unexpected death of a primary breadwinner.
Consulting with a Knowledgeable Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Make a Difference
While no amount of money can bring back a loved one or lessen the emotional pain experienced by the family members, a wrongful death lawyer can help to mitigate the financial impact of an untimely death. Residents in the Amish country of Lancaster, PA know they can turn to the law firm of KBG Injury Law in their time of need. We’ve been helping South Central Pennsylvanians get the results they deserve for more than 30 years.
How Can a KBG Injury Law Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?
Whether your loved one lost his life because of a negligent driver, careless medical practitioner or irresponsible product manufacturer, we can provide competent and caring legal representation. We will work with the negligent party’s insurer to reach a fair and equitable financial settlement that will provide the compensation you need to carry on with your life.
If litigation becomes necessary, you will be represented by a wrongful death lawyer who is comfortable going to court to fight for your rights. We’ve successfully obtained verdicts resulting in awards totaling millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
When Is a Fatality a Wrongful Death in Lancaster?
All deaths can feel wrong and unfair when they affect your family, and you lose a loved one. From a legal perspective, wrongful death cases occur when a death was preventable and was caused by the wrongful act or negligent action of someone. Wrongful death cases can stem from:
- Nursing home abuse
- Auto accidents
- Work injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability cases
- Dangerous products
- Head injury
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
Wrongful death claims can also stem from other situations. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether a fatality was caused by negligence or was caused by error. If a loved one passes in a hospital, for example, medical staff may not tell the family a negligent action occurred. Generally, you will want to contact a wrongful death attorney if you have lost a loved one and want to know whether you have a wrongful death claim. In Lancaster, you can contact KBG Injury Law at any time for a free consultation to discuss your situation.
Why Should I Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney in Lancaster?
A wrongful death case can seem daunting when you are grieving after losing a loved one. However, the time immediately following your loss you will need to make important financial and legal decisions which will impact your life and your family’s life for years to come.
One of those decisions is whether to seek legal action. You may not want to consider a legal claim and just spend time healing with your family. A legal claim, however, can be important to safeguard your future. If the person who is gone made contributions to your family budget, you may need to replace their income to pay bills. You may need to pay for funeral expenses, last medical costs, outstanding debts and even time away from work while you grieve. You may also want to seek counseling or therapy for yourself and other loved ones, and this, too, can be costly. If the person who has passed had dependents, a wrongful death claim can help pay for college and for other expenses.
There are other reasons to pursue a wrongful death claim as well. Many Lancaster families have told KBG Injury Law that pursuing legal action helped them feel justice was served and was the only way to get answers about why a fatality happened. Some families have told our attorneys that by pursuing legal action, they have felt they have made a difference which could help other families facing grief, too. In some cases, litigation has proven to be the precursor to safety changes or increased awareness. In other cases, families simply feel empowered knowing they are taking steps to protect their surviving loved ones.
You do not have to decide right now, but before you do make any choices that could impact your future, contact the wrongful death attorneys at KBG Injury Law for a consultation. Our sensitive and professional attorneys can review your circumstances so you have legal opinions before you take any action.
Contact Our Lancaster Office for a Free Consultation
A compassionate KBG Injury Law wrongful death lawyer in Lancaster can help you and your family pick up the pieces in the wake of the tragic loss of a loved one. Contact us for a free consultation.