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Wrongful Death

In wrongful death cases, our first priority is to provide exceptional legal representation for the family of the deceased victim.  However, equally as important is understanding and meeting the emotional and support needs of the victim’s family. In wrongful death cases, we take the time to understand these needs, learn and appreciate who the victim was, and incorporate those findings into our representation of the family. At The Pecchio Law Firm, we are here to advocate for and counsel your family.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases:

      • Wrongful death cases often arise from automobile and industrial accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and other situations when the negligence, recklessness, or deliberate behavior of another results in a fatality.


      • Each state has different laws about the types of losses in which wrongful death compensation is allowed. Compensation may be available to a surviving spouse, child, or parent, as outlined below:
        • Lost Income – generally speaking, all states allow for recovery of lost income, services, and support that the deceased person would have provided for their immediate family.
        • Pain and Suffering – most states allow recovery for the mental pain and suffering endured by the deceased’s immediate family members. Some states also allow a separate action for monetary damages for the pain and suffering that the victim suffered before death.
        • Other Damages – The court considers a number of factors when determining the amount of damages to be awarded to the survivors of the deceased victim. These factors include the relationship between the survivor and the deceased, the amount of the deceased’s net income available to the survivor, the replacement value of the deceased’s services, and the life expectancy of all parties.
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