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Our Philadelphia wrongful death attorneys have been fighting for families like yours since 1998, with over $130 million recovered for our clients in cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, birth injuries, construction accidents, and premises liability.
Heidi G. Villari, Esquire is the managing member of the Villari Firm. She takes a holistic approach in handling wrongful death, with a tough-as-nails stance toward the wrongdoers and has handled many wrongful death matters. The Villari Firm, PLLC offers compassionate guidance and understanding to their clients who have lost loved ones in devastating accidents.
We work with clients in Philadelphia and throughout the 5 county region as well as the state of Pennsylvania. We are also licensed to practice and handle matters in New Jersey including Camden County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Essex County, Atlantic County and throughout the State of New Jersey. Regardless of the circumstances, you can count on the dedication of our wrongful death lawyers to work for your cause, to achieve justice for the wrongful loss of your loved one, and fight for getting the compensation and winning result you and your family deserve. To speak with a wrongful death lawyer about your case, contact us now.
Wrongful Death Defined
A wrongful death is a death that could have been prevented had someone not been negligent or failed to adhere to the standard of care.
We know that the loss of a loved one causes indescribable devastation, affecting everyone left behind. Undoubtedly, the pain of this loss gets compounded by the knowledge that it could have been prevented.
If you lost a family member in an accident or any incident that may have resulted from the failure of a person or company to provide reasonable care, you may have grounds for a wrongful death action. While no amount of money will make up for your loss, you can hold that person or company accountable for what they have done and seek justice in your loved one’s name.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
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Heidi Villari, a leading female attorney and wrongful death lawyer in Philadelphia, PA, has practiced law for well over two decades. She has diligently worked for the interests and rights of those injured or wronged due to others’ negligence. In dedicating her career to representing those harmed by corporations, government agencies, or individuals, she has successfully recovered over $130 million in verdicts and settlements for her clients. Talk with her today.
Who Can File for Wrongful Death in Pennsylvania?
Only a member of the immediate family of the decedent can file a wrongful death lawsuit in PA.
If your spouse, parent, or child lost his or her life, you might have grounds for a wrongful death action against the responsible party. The responsible party may be another person, a company, or even a government entity.
Our wrongful death lawyers will work to find out who is ultimately responsible for your loved one’s death and hold them accountable for their actions.
Wrongful Death Damages
In a wrongful death lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- The decedent’s medical expenses
- The decedent’s funeral and burial costs
- Expenses incurred administering the decedent’s estate
- Loss of the financial support of the decedent
- Loss of the decedent’s contribution to caring for home and household
- For children, the loss of moral guidance and upbringing by the decedent
- For a spouse, loss of affection and companionship
How Much a Wrongful Death Case is Worth
No amount of monetary damages could possibly compensate a family for the loss of a loved one, but it can provide stability in tumultuous times. It can also provide peace of mind and a sense of closure in seeing justice served upon those responsible.
The amount of money you can get in a wrongful death lawsuit will depend upon what compensation you are due among the types of compensation listed above, as well as how many plaintiffs there are, how young the children are if any, the salary of the decedent, and the egregiousness of the defendant’s action or inaction in causing the death. It can be millions.
Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death in Philadelphia
A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the death in Pennsylvania. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations starts to run on the day your loved one died, not the day they were injured or the accident occurred.
Proving Wrongful Death
A Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney must prove four things to win a wrongful death lawsuit:
- The individual or entity whose actions or inaction caused your loved one’s death had a duty not to do what they did.
- The individual or entity responsible for your loved one’s death violated that duty.
- Their wrongful act or negligence caused your loved one’s death.
- You have losses because of the death of the decedent.
Call the Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorney at The Villari Firm
Recklessness and intentional wrongdoing claim innocent lives across Pennsylvania every single day. The Villari Firm, PLLC is devoted to fighting against negligence, corporations putting profits over safety, and all other acts of wrongdoing that cost innocent people’s lives.
Heidi Villari has a reputation for her powerful client advocacy and unrelenting passion for civil justice. While she cannot go back and prevent your loss from occurring in the first place, she can expose wrongdoing to bring you peace of mind and help you and your family face a more stable future.
If you live in Philadelphia, Camden, or the surrounding region, call (215)-600-1363 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation. Know that we handle wrongful death actions on contingency, meaning you pay nothing in legal fees unless we win.