Philadelphia Fatal Truck Accident Lawyer
It is seen far too often in the news – a fatal vehicle accident involving a large semi-truck. Because commercial vehicles are so much larger in size and sheer weight than other vehicles on the road, a passenger car and its driver face catastrophic damages when in an accident with one of these vehicles. Fatal truck accidents can devastate the lives of everyone who is involved. As the loved one of someone killed in a collision with a commercial truck, you are left to pick up the pieces and figure out how to move forward. In addition to this emotional devastation, you may feel as much of a loss for your loved one’s financial contributions to the household.
The sheer size and weight of a tractor-trailer is enough to overwhelm the safety devices on any average passenger car, truck, or SUV. If you lost a loved one in a Crash Involving a Semi Truck, you deserve to find out how the crash happened, and the person who caused it must be held accountable for the consequences.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we have considerable experience handling wrongful death claims on behalf of families in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our truck accident lawyers are compassionate people and powerful advocates. We believe that negligent truck drivers and trucking companies need to be held accountable when their actions cause harm to others.
Wrongful Death Cases Stemming from Trucking Accidents
Though there is no amount of financial compensation which can possibly make up for the loss of a loved one, a successful wrongful death claim does at least provide the family with the means to move forward, and perhaps with a sense that some form of justice has been served. In a fatal truck crash case, family members can seek compensation for a variety of things, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses that were incurred prior to death (hospital stay, for example)
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of consortium/companionship
- Emotional distress (in some instances)
One of the steps involved in filing a wrongful death claim is the appointment of someone to represent the estate of the deceased. Our legal team can provide guidance with this issue, and assist in estate administration matters as well.
We offer a free initial consultation to all potential auto accident clients. To arrange yours, please call one of our offices: 215-543-7220 (Philadelphia) or 609-775-9567 (Trenton). You can also send us an Email, and we will respond promptly.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.