My Husband Died in a Motorcycle Accident That Was Caused by a Negligent Motorist. Is There Compensation Available for Me?
Yes. Pennsylvania law allows you to two separate lawsuits—wrongful death and survival claims—to compensate the loved ones of accident victims. Wrongful death suits are used to recover damages, such as the decedent’s final medical expenses, funeral services, burial, estate administration, loss of support, loss of companionship, and loss of guidance for the decedent’s children. Survival claims compensate the decedent’s estate for the decedent’s pain and suffering immediately before death, as well as his or her loss of earning power and the loss of maintenance received by survivors from the decedent from the time of his or her death to the span of his or her working years.