Losing a loved one in a car accident, workplace accident, animal attack or boat accident is nearly always shocking and painful. During a time of grief, a family struggles to cope with many details related to burying the dead and coping with the loss of his or her presence. When an untimely death occurs as a result of someone’s carelessness or negligence, family members are encouraged to seek the advice of an experienced lawyer.
Providing Compassionate Assistance To Erie Families
While no amount of money can replace what you have lost, a wrongful death lawyer can help guide family members through this tragic time of loss, helping them find security for their futures.
At the Quinn Law Firm in Erie, Pennsylvania, we put years of experience to work for your family after the accidental death of a loved one. We handle wrongful death claims on behalf of spouses, children and other close family members of someone who died as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another person or organization. In addition, we handle Survival Act claims on behalf of the estate of the person who may have suffered before death.
Our clients also benefit from an integrated approach that includes advice from our estate planning and tax law attorneys. Our colleagues are instrumental in creating wealth preservation strategies to maximize settlements or verdict awards in order to help ensure financial stability for families into the future.
Decades Of Experience Handling A Wide Range Of Claims
Our compassionate attorneys listen closely to our clients’ stories as we help them seek and obtain compensation after losing a loved one. We have more than 80 years of combined legal experience handling all types of serious and fatal personal injury claims throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania, such as cases resulting from:
- Car, truck, motorcycle and boating accidents
- Workplace illnesses and accidents
- Construction accidents and defects
- Dangerous and defective products and devices
- Dog and other animal attacks
The Importance Of Evidence
It is helpful, important and perhaps critical to the ultimate outcome of a wrongful death claim to gather evidence as to the cause of the accident promptly. Photos of the scene, interviews with eyewitnesses and crashed vehicles are all examples of evidence that may be difficult or impossible to get later on. An attorney who devotes himself or herself to taking care of these and other legal details can be a valuable source of support to surviving family members after an accidental death.
Working Hard For You
Whether the deceased was a wage earner, homemaker, student or a retired person, we work hard to present compelling arguments in support of compensation for tangible losses (lost wages, medical bills and other losses that can be quantified) as well as intangible losses (pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of moral education of children and loss of homemaking services). We will also help maximize your recovery by working to avoid any subrogation claims.