When a person is killed due to a drunk driver's negligence, the family of the victim is entitled to file a wrongful death suit in civil court. Family members should retain an experienced, low contingency fee Philadelphia wrongful death lawyer. Our firm only deducts a small 25% contingency fee for wrongful death cases.
Often the family will wait months for justice to be served in the criminal court before thinking about going forward with a civil suit. Rather than going through the anguish of watching the criminal process slowly unfold, the family should retain a wrongful death lawyer in Philadelphia to file their claim in civil court as soon as the investigation is complete so they don't blow the statute of limitations. Hiring a lawyer as soon as possible gives the victim's family several important opportunities to improve their chances of being awarded damages.
Legal representation by a top firm of lawyers may help the family in the following ways:
- They may track down eyewitnesses whose testimony may crucial to establishing liability
- They play a role in gathering evidence that has been lost of overlooked by law enforcement officials on the case.
- They obtain reconstruction firms to ensure that the case can be proven.
- They make sure that all possible defendants are identified.
Wrongful death claims may help the families of victims recover monetary damages needed to move on with their lives. A successful verdict in a civil case also sends a powerful message to the community that drunk driving will not be tolerated. Since a civil case can be won even if the criminal case is overturned on a technicality, the civil verdict may be more powerful in the long term.
Low 29% Contingency Fee and Lower 25% Fee for Wrongful Death Cases