Lancaster Lawyers Help You Recover Wrongful Death Compensation
Counseling you and your family through a difficult time
After a family member is killed, filing a lawsuit is the last thing on your mind. But your loved one’s unexpected death may put your entire family in tough financial straits. Wrongful death damages can help you and your family weather the aftermath of a fatal accident.
Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. is a family-owned law firm that concentrates on personal injury and wrongful death recovery. We work hard to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and that you get closure on the legal and financial aspects of your tragedy as swiftly as possible.
Types of compensation for wrongful death
Our attorneys apply our resources and knowledge to determining the amount of compensation you deserve, based on your loved one’s life expectancy, potential earning capacity and other factors. The damages you are entitled to may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Costs of your loved one’s medical care, treatment and hospitalization
- Anticipated loss of the income your loved one would have earned over her or his lifetime
- Lost benefits, such as veteran’s benefits, Social Security, pensions and health insurance
- Loss of valuable services, including home management, cleaning, cooking, landscaping, accounting, security and childrearing
- Loss of love, companionship, friendship, moral guidance, advice and support
- Your mental anguish and suffering
Distribution of damages to beneficiaries
Wrongful death damages are distributed to heirs in the following manner:
- Spouse and no children — The spouse receives the full award.
- Spouse and children — The spouse receives one-half of the estate and $30,000 if the children are also the spouse’s. Otherwise, the spouse just takes one-half of the estate. The children divide the remainder equally.
- Children and no spouse — The children divide the award equally.
- Parents, but no children or spouse — Each parent receives half of the damages.
- No spouse, children or parents — The award is divided equally among sisters and brothers. If there are no surviving siblings, the damages go to the siblings’ children.
Get the wrongful death compensation you deserve
Learn more about wrongful death compensation. Call Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. at 717-394-3004 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. We can help you at any time, including evenings and weekends. Parking at our law office is free.