Child Abuse Wrongful Death Lawyers in Bristol, PA

Nationally-Recognized Pennsylvania Lawyers Passionate About Getting Justice When Child Abuse Results in Wrongful Death

Losing a child under any circumstances is unbearably tragic.  When you’ve lost a child because someone else abused your child, the level of shock and heartbreak you’re feeling is likely unimaginable.  Although speaking with a wrongful death lawyer is the last thing on your mind, holding the abuser responsible financially is one available option for getting justice. 

For some clients, there’s nothing more important than getting this justice after losing a child to abuse—and you need the best possible lawyer by your side throughout the entire process. 

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, our wrongful death lawyers are uniquely suited to advocate on your behalf.  We offer a rare combination of big-law firm resources and small-firm compassion and dedication to personal attention to client service.  Nothing can ease the pain of losing a child. Getting financial compensation can only protect your future—and make sure the responsible party is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

We offer a free and confidential case evaluation to all potential clients.  If you’ve lost a child to abuse and would like to learn about your right to compensation, call our wrongful death lawyers in Bristol, PA today.

Your Right to Pursue a Child Abuse Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A child abuse wrongful death action is a civil action to recover monetary damages for the death of your child.  Even if a criminal investigation is pending or criminal charges have been levied, you may have the right to pursue a wrongful death case.  We can help you pursue justice if:

  • The abuse was intentionally inflicted upon your child,
  • Someone else was negligent in caring for your child,
  • Someone else’s reckless disregard for your child’s safety resulted in death.

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, our wrongful death lawyers will advocate aggressively to hold the responsible party liable for his or her intentional, negligent or reckless behavior.  Not all wrongful death cases involving child abuse are simple. In fact, most child abuse wrongful death lawsuits result from neglect of a young child. 

Examples of situations (apart from intentional abuse) that might give rise to a child abuse wrongful death case in Pennsylvania include:

  • Negligent supervision of your child at school or daycare,
  • A caregiver recklessly drives with your child in the vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and your child is killed in a car accident,
  • A driver uses excessive speed or otherwise drives with reckless disregard to your child’s safety, causing an accident,
  • A caregiver responsible for your child uses drugs or alcohol while supervising your child and your child is killed because of an accident,
  • A caregiver responsible for your child forgets the child in his or her car seat, resulting in death,
  • Your child’s caregiver neglects to supervise your child while using the pool, resulting in drowning.

Accidents happen, but that doesn’t alleviate a reckless or negligent party of their responsibility to provide financial compensation even if criminal prosecution is inappropriate or unsuccessful.  Our lawyers are standing by to make sure you get the best possible outcome under the tragic circumstances.

Our Skilled Bucks County, PA Child Abuse Wrongful Death Lawyers will Stand by Your Side to Get Full Compensation

Most parents worry every day about the safety of their children.  You may have spent countless hours imagining things that could harm your child and ways to prevent that harm.  When one of those fears becomes reality—child abuse or neglect—you undoubtedly feel that your worst nightmare has come true.

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg, and Gifford, our wrongful death lawyers are here to take on the detailed work necessary to get justice.  We will work diligently to pursue compensation for:

  • Any medical expenses related to the abuse, including emergency room costs,
  • Your child’s lost future earning potential, taking into account any unique aspects of your child’s potential,
  • Loss of your child’s company and support throughout life, including in your old age,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional anguish,
  • Punitive damages for the intentional or reckless infliction of abuse that caused your child’s wrongful death.

Sometimes the only way to hold a perpetrator of child abuse accountable is via a wrongful death lawsuit.  As a parent or guardian, you have the right to pursue that course of action. Call us today to get more information about your legal rights in a free case evaluation.

Call Our Battle-Tested Lawyers for Help Recovering Compensation for Child Abuse Wrongful Death

When you’ve lost a child to abuse, there’s likely nothing you can do to stop the feeling of being on an emotional roller coaster.  Our Montgomery County child abuse wrongful death lawyers are here to offer compassionate support, logical advice, and vigorous advocacy.  We have the decades necessary to both streamline your case and provide top-level legal advocacy when it counts the most.

We’re also here to put our financial resources to work in proving your case.  Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay attorneys’ fees unless we get compensation for you.  Schedule your free initial consultation to speak with one of our lawyers today. You can call us anytime or fill out this online contact form and we’ll respond promptly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims Based on Child Abuse

FAQ: What if the state of Pennsylvania has already prosecuted the person responsible for the abuse and was unable to convict? Can I still file a child abuse wrongful death claim?

Yes. The standard that must be satisfied in a criminal case is much higher than the standard that applies in civil court. The prosecution may not have had the hard evidence necessary to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt. Maybe the defense was able to create that doubt in the minds of the judge or jury. That doesn’t mean a civil wrongful death case cannot succeed. We’re here to listen, so call us today to get our honest opinion about your claim.

FAQ: Is there a time limit on filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania?

Yes. Generally, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of your loved one’s death. However, special circumstances may give rise to an extended statute of limitations period in some cases. Even if some time has passed since your child’s death, you may still have the right to recover monetary compensation. Contact our lawyers for more details.