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My Husband Was Killed In a Truck Accident, and I Can’t Afford the Funeral Costs. What Can I Do?


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8/8/2010
Daniel J. O'Brien
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If someone you love has been killed in a Philadelphia truck accident, there is the possibility that you are not responsible for paying the funeral costs. In fact, you may be compensated for the victim's medical bills, burial expenses, as well as the funeral costs. This is why after a Philadelphia truck accident, one of the first things you should do is contact a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer. A lawyer can investigate your case, and tell you whether you and your family are eligible for compensation.

You may be eligible for compensation if the victim was killed because of an act of negligence by the truck driver, such as: 

  • Speeding or disobeying traffic laws;
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; or
  • Driving without regard for poor road conditions. 


Liability may fall to the trucking company if they failed to: 

  • Properly maintain their vehicle;
  • Properly secure a load;
  • Properly train the truck driver; or
  • Set a lawful schedule for the truck driver. 


If it can be proven that one of these reasons was the cause of the truck accident, you may not have to pay for your loved one's funeral costs. You may also be compensated for your loss of companionship, as well as your emotional pain and suffering.

To learn more about truck accidents in Philadelphia, including the most common types of fatal truck accidents that occur, visit out article library.

Help After a Philadelphia Truck Accident

If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident in Philadelphia, you may be eligible to seek damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer at White & Williams LLP today. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation on your case. 1-877-944-8396



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