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Wrongful Death

The wrongful death construction accident lawyers at the Philadelphia law firm of The Levin Firm understand that construction sites can be very dangerous places. Our personal injury attorneys in our Philadelphia, PA offices know there are holes in the ground, uneven surfaces, tall buildings, the possibility of falling objects, scattered nails and objects on the ground, inadequate security, heavy equipment and many more dangerous conditions. Wrongful death from construction accidents occur because these conditions create a strong possibility for accidents to both construction workers and to unsuspecting passers-by, and tragically, these accidents have the potential to be fatal. When this happens, the patient’s family has the right to pursue a wrongful death action against those responsible for the fatal accident.

Under the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act, the victim’s spouse, minor children, and dependent adult children are entitled to receive compensation from the parties responsible for the accident. Parents may also receive compensation for the wrongful death of a minor child, or an adult child upon whom the parents depended. Damages may be awarded for funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, pain and suffering, loss of consortium (loss of a loved one’s companionship or care), and punitive damages intended to punish the defendant for their negligence.

We know that no amount of money will ever replace or bring back your loved one. But it may help bring your family closure to know that justice has been served against those responsible for your loved one’s wrongful death, and give you the comfort of knowing your family will be provided for well into the future.

It is important to contact an attorney right away if you have lost a loved one in a construction accident. The nature of a construction site is that it is constantly changing, and it is important that the site is investigated, observed and photographed in the same condition that it was in when the accident occurred. Property owners may try to fix or cover up the dangerous condition that caused the accident, or it may be eliminated on its own as part of the original construction plans. That’s why you need an attorney who will work quickly and efficiently to ensure that you have the strongest case possible so that you can fully recover.

Representing clients in construction site wrongful death actions requires a team of aggressive investigators and compassionate lawyers all devoting their maximum effort to their clients. At The Levin Firm, our Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury attorneys work together with a team of investigators and support staff to investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.

When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has lost a loved one due to a construction site accident, contact The Levin Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case.

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