Wrongful Death and Survivor Actions are usually brought by family members or an Administrator of an estate.
In the event of a wrongful death, Davant & Associates seeks to recover money damages on behalf of the family including spouse, children or parents. In Pennsylvania the person filing a wrongful death claim must be a relative of the person that passed away. The statute of limitations (time allowed) to bring a case for wrongful death in Pennsylvania is two years from the date of death. It is essential to take action as soon as possible to preserve evidence to support a claim.
Any death in a family is usually a traumatic event for close relatives. When a death that was preventable but for the negligence, recklessness or misconduct caused by an individual, corporation, defective product manufacturer or other entity, it is considered a wrongful death. Davant & Associates has helped numerous families through the emotionally and financially difficult times brought about by the wrongful death of a loved one.
Attorney Robert Davant has successfully litigated wrongful death cases related to automobile accidents, defective product claims, medical malpractice and other cases. In any wrongful death case, it is extremely important to provide personal attention, to remain available and to respect the wishes of families. A relative may bring a case for wrongful death for both accidental and criminal acts.
Unfortunately wrongful death may be caused by a variety of circumstances or events. Common causes of wrongful death include medical malpractice, defective products, dangerous drugs, hazardous premises, electrical and gas line fires, vehicular accidents, dangerous toxins, natural gas explosions and events brought about by negligence or misconduct of others.