Many family members are often angry at the driver who caused the fatal accident. Whether it was a drunk driver, distracted driver, overall careless driver or a driver who simply made a mistake, it is important that the driver is held accountable for his or her actions.

Our firm can help families deal with the loss through the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a civil action intended to seek compensation for losses and make a legal record of the wrongs that were committed by the negligent driver.

At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, our experienced attorneys stand up for the rights of families grieving the tragic loss of a loved one in a car accident or other vehicle accident. Our firm has handled numerous wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of families throughout Pennsylvania. We are highly knowledgeable of the laws that govern these types of cases. Contact us today or call our office at 570-826-5600 to schedule a free consultation with a wrongful death lawyer at our firm.

Car Accidents

In seconds, an auto accident may leave drivers and passengers fatally injured. Fatal car accidents have an impact on a number of individuals, including the victims’ loved ones who are struggling to deal with the loss. However, it is important to know that family members may have options for seeking justice and compensation after a fatal car accident.

Though our attorneys understand that nothing can bring your loved one back, we work to see how we can make your life easier after the loss. We may be able to seek compensation for losses such as:

  • Medical expenses incurred before the death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of future wages
  • Loss of care and companionship

Motorcycle Accidents

When involved in a motor vehicle collision, motorcyclists often receive the brunt of the injuries due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle offers. Unfortunately, this also results in the death of many motorcyclists. When dealing with the death of a loved one in a motorcycle accident, it is important for surviving family members to understand their rights and options for obtaining justice and compensation.

Placing Blame on the Victim

When seeking compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit, the other side may allege that the deceased motorcyclist was at fault. Many insurance companies often take this stance: Riding a motorcycle equates to assumed risk of potential injury and death. Motorcycle riders do not assume the risk that others will drive negligently or recklessly. It is up to everyone to maintain safety on the roads, both for motorcyclists and other motorists. Our firm does not back down from any opposition or strategy, and aggressively seeks justice for you and your lost loved one.

Helmets Save Lives

It has been shown that motorcyclists and passengers who wear helmets are more likely to survive a serious motorcycle accident. However, motorcyclists can only do so much. The drivers of other vehicles need to be more aware of motorcycles on the roads in order to decrease the instances of devastating crashes. Even though helmets are shown to protect bikers and increase crash survival rates, motorcyclists often die of other types of injuries that result from motorcycle accidents, such as internal injuries and bleeding.

Tractor Trailer Accidents

Large semi trucks and 18-wheelers are a dominating presence on the road. Unfortunately, these trucks are often the cause of serious and deadly accidents throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States. Drivers and passengers can be fatally injured in an accident due to the sheer size and weight of these trucks. A collision can change the lives of numerous individuals in seconds.

Causes of Fatal Truck Accidents:

Any type of truck accident can be fatal if certain factors and conditions exist. We handle all types of truck accident cases that have resulted in a fatality, such as:

  • Truck jackknife
  • Driver negligence
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Drug abuse
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Defective truck parts
  • Improper truck maintenance
  • Improper driver hiring or training

Helping Clients Move Forward

Our firm understands the sensitivity with which wrongful death cases must be handled. Clients are emotional and grieving, and legal matters may not be the first things on their minds. However, our attorneys work hard to handle the legal details of the wrongful death lawsuit, including explaining how seeking justice and compensation can help you and your family, so you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.

Get Experienced Wrongful Death Counsel

Let us help you understand your rights and options following a fatal car, motorcycle or truck accident that has claimed the life of a loved one. Contact a lawyer at any of our northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Wilkes-Barre or Hazleton for a free and confidential consultation.
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