Opening An Estate

Bernard Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700

We want to address the sensitive subject of wrongful death cases and opening an estate—what they entail and how we can assist you.

So, what exactly is a wrongful death case? In essence, it refers to a tragic loss of life resulting from the negligence or carelessness of another person. This can transpire under various circumstances, but our practice centers on wrongful death cases arising from car accidents, fatalities involving trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and even passenger fatalities. If your loved one’s life was cut short due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a valid wrongful death claim.

Opening An Estate

To initiate a wrongful death claim, there’s a legal requirement to open an estate. The reason being is a deceased individual cannot directly receive compensation or file a lawsuit. We can help guide you through this process, which involves appointing a representative—often a parent, guardian, or relative—as the administrator of the estate. This individual, with our assistance, must appear in court to represent the estate officially.

Throughout this emotionally challenging process, we’re right by your side, providing unwavering support. We comprehend the difficulty of discussing and dealing with the loss of a loved one due to negligence. Our aim is to alleviate the legal burden so you can focus on your loved one’s memory.

Another facet to consider is the “dram shop act,” relevant in cases where someone intoxicated at a bar causes a fatality. Not only can the driver be liable, but the establishment that overserved them may also face a claim.

No matter how complex this seems, remember you’re not alone. We’ve been handling wrongful death cases for over 40 years. Whether you’re a survivor grappling with what’s ahead or questioning the steps involved, we’re here to simplify the process. Our commitment is unwavering, and our mission is to support you through every step of this challenging journey.

Our main focus is honesty. We always preach it. We are passionate about trying to help any injured person or family member with their case. Questions about the blog? CALL US!

Bernard Tully Allegheny County Car Accident Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050