Compassionate Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving all of New Jersey and Pennsylvania
An accidental death is not just a tragedy, but many times is something that could have been avoided. When the death of your loved one occurred because of avoidable misconduct committed by someone else, justice demands a response. Pennsylvania provides that response in the form of a legal claim for money damages. Indeed, damages potentially can be quite substantial. While money does not replace a loved one, it can help provide for the family and dependents of a person who has been tragically killed through the fault of another.
Enforcement of your claim is not automatic, however. To win your claim, you are likely to have to negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party or, more likely, an insurance adjuster. If negotiations break down, you are going to have to file a lawsuit and deal with Pennsylvania’s complex rules of evidence and procedure. For that, you are likely to require legal assistance.
Personal Injury Law is All I Do
I have been practicing law for 15 years now, and I have helped my clients recover tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. My efforts have earned me an induction into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club, an honor awarded to fewer than one percent of all lawyers. I can put all of this expertise to work for you and your family in the event of a catastrophic injury.
While most of my clients end up with private settlements without ever having to step into a courtroom, we prepare each case for trial. By being prepared and ready and willing to go to trial we fight to obtain the best possible result for our clients. When an insurance company will not offer just compensation, we are then prepared to go to trial to force the insurance company to pay.
In Pennsylvania, if a person dies in an accident or due to the misconduct of another, there are two different types of claims that may be brought: a Moorestown wrongful death claim or a survival action. These claims are generally brought by a representative of the family or by the administrator of the deceased person’s estate.
There are significant differences between wrongful death claims and survival actions in Pennsylvania. Contact our firm today if you have any questions or would like to discuss any potential claims.
I highly recommend John Mattiacci, Jr.
John is an excellent lawyer. I hired John after being hit by a drunk driver. In addition to getting me a fair settlement, John was knowledgeable, patient, and thorough. He kept me informed every step of the way and his friendly, easy going manner made it easier for me to recall the disturbing details of the accident and the difficult months following it. I would recommend John to anyone who needs a good lawyer.
– Maude, June 6, 2012
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Experienced Wrongful Death And Survival Action Attorneys
Wrongful death and survival action cases are among the most heart-wrenching types of cases that our firm handles. John Mattiacci has extensive experience handling these cases, in addition to death cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
We represent families who have lost a loved one in an accident and fight to bring those responsible to justice. We are compassionate toward our clients and stop at nothing to pursue those who are at fault.
We have obtained significant recoveries in many cases, but especially wrongful death and survival action cases. John helped represent the family of a man who was attacked and murdered in a bar. John also helped obtained a recovery for the family of a man who was killed in a car accident and whose body not found for more than thirty days.
If you have lost a family member or loved one in an accident in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, contact Philadelphia’s John Mattiacci today. John and the firm will make every effort to counsel you and your family through the tragedy and aggressively pursue the ones responsible.