Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Following the death of a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you have a legal right to pursue justice and fair compensation for your losses. The compassionate Philadelphia wrongful death lawyers at Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC can offer legal support and guidance during this trying time. 

We understand that no amount of money can replace a lost loved one. We aim to help you recover financial compensation to help you weather the unexpected challenges you face due to your loved one’s untimely death. Contact our office for an initial no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team. We will review at no cost and help you understand your legal rights and options. Our personal injury lawyers are ready to get your family members the compensation they need.

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Meet Our Attorneys

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Lawrence Kalikhman, Esquire

Lawrence Kalikhman, Esquire is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Temple University.  Mr. Kalikhman received his Juris Doctorate from the Rutgers University School of Law.  He has experience in Personal Injury Litigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Mr. Kalikhman is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Bucks County Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

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Eric Rayz, Esquire

Arkady “Eric” Rayz, Esquire is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Temple University.  As an undergraduate, Mr. Rayz was a recipient of the H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Scholarship and Temple University President’s Scholar Award.  Mr. Rayz obtained his Juris Doctorate from the James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, where he was a staff member and editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. 

Mr. Rayz has broad experience in handling matters in federal and state courts and is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New York.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.

Wrongful Death Damages and Survival Actions in Philadelphia

When you lose a loved one unexpectedly due to an inattentive driver or other negligent part, you can sue for damages related to your loss. 42 Pa. C.S. § 8301 states that the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased can recover compensation for their loved one’s wrongful death. In the absence of an appropriate relative, a personal representative can seek reasonable damages. 

Damages you could recover in a Philadelphia wrongful death suit include: 

  • Hospital, nursing, and medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of society and services
  • Loss of comfort and support
  • Loss of companionship
  • Emotional and mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering the decedent suffered before death

Every wrongful death claim is unique and deeply personal. Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC are here to guide you through the legal process and ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover financially from your loved one’s unexpected demise. We know how hard it can be to lose someone close to you, which is why we handle every aspect of the case, so you can take the time you need to grieve.

Survival Actions vs. Wrongful Death Claims

If your injured loved one started a personal injury lawsuit before they passed from their injuries, a personal representative can still complete the case and recover damages on behalf of the deceased person. The legal process, called a survival action, aims to recover the damages the victim would have recovered if their injuries had not been fatal. 

Unlike a wrongful death claim, which is brought on behalf of the decedent’s beneficiaries, a survival action recovers damages for the deceased person’s estate. Any recovery will be awarded to the decedent’s estate to be distributed in accordance with their will and state laws. 

Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC have extensive experience working with personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our skilled team of dedicated personal injury attorneys are committed to seeking justice for injury victims in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania.

Partner With Our Skilled Wrongful Death Lawyers in Philadelphia

When you lose someone you love, it is normal to feel unable to cope with the financial and legal challenges. Our wrongful death attorneys in Philadelphia are here to help ease that burden. We take care of every aspect of the legal process, so you and your family can recover in peace. 

We Handle All Communication Regarding Your Case

As you cope with the grief of losing someone you care about, you do not need to worry about answering calls, responding to emails, or meeting with legal representatives. As soon as you partner with Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, we become the point of contact for all communication related to your wrongful death claim.

We Keep You Apprised of All Developments

While we take care of your case, we will keep you updated and answer any of your questions about the wrongful death claim. With Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, you never have to guess about the status of your case. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case. 

We Obtain Evidence to Establish Fault and Prove Damages

Upon accepting your case, our legal team begins a complete investigation into your loved one’s wrongful death. We gather evidence to prove how the death occurred and who was responsible. In addition, we compile documentation related to your expenses and other losses so we can recover maximum compensation for you and your family. 

Evidence we could use to support your wrongful death case includes:

  • Medical records and bills
  • Income documents and financial statements
  • Funeral and burial cost estimates and invoices
  • Photos, videos, and witness statements 
  • Expert testimony

We will actively investigate every aspect of the incident that led to your loved one’s death, whether it was a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or other injury case. You can rest assured that our dedicated team will review all available information to establish fault and seek justice from the parties responsible. 

We File Insurance Claims and Negotiate With Insurance Carriers

Once we determine who is responsible for the wrongful death, we pursue all avenues to recover compensation. If your loved one passed due to a motor vehicle accident, we will file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance. Similarly, if their injuries occurred due to a slip and fall on someone’s property or medical negligence, we will file insurance claims with the appropriate liability coverage. 

Insurance carriers are notorious for denying or reducing claims in order to meet their own bottom lines. Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC are dedicated to supporting our wrongful death clients. We aggressively defend your legal right to fair compensation against stubborn insurance representatives.

We File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against the Responsible Parties

At Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, we want to ensure you receive the full financial recovery you deserve for your loved one’s loss. We understand that you may be working through massive life changes and upheaval. To help ease the burden, we will handle the legal filings related to your loved one’s wrongful death.

Our dedicated wrongful death lawyers in Philadelphia will aggressively represent you in hearings and other court proceedings. Our aim is to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation with the minimum amount of stress. 

Timing is Critical for a Philadelphia Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Pennsylvania typically limits the amount of time you have to file a wrongful death suit to two years from the date of death. This statute of limitations can vary based on the circumstances of your loved one’s passing. Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC keep your case on track and ensure you meet appropriate legal deadlines. 

Contact our wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible to avoid missing critical legal deadlines. By reaching out to our wrongful death attorneys right away, you give us time to gather evidence while it is still fresh and file claims within the allotted time limits. 

Compassionate Representation From Award-Winning Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorneys

When you work with Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC, you benefit from attentive legal representation from attorneys who care about your well-being. We will diligently pursue all avenues to ensure justice and fair compensation for your loved one’s loss. 

Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC has defended injury victims and their families for nearly a decade. We are committed to treating our clients with honesty and respect, and we will take any steps necessary to hold the at-fault party accountable for your loved one’s death. 

Free Consultation and Personalized Legal Support for a Contingency Fee 

From the moment you contact us, you will speak with an attorney about your case. During your free initial consultation and intake, we will hear your story and review the available evidence. If we take your case, we will begin gathering evidence to build your wrongful death case right away. 

All our personal injury and wrongful death claims are on a contingency basis. That means you pay nothing for our services until and unless we win your case. We only get paid when you do. 

Skilled Attorneys With a Reputation for Success

Our team of high-powered attorneys have received numerous awards and accolades, including “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” designations by Super Lawyer Magazine, and one of the10-Best Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. 

Our firm is dedicated to providing personal injury clients aggressive representation. We always aim to secure the maximum possible compensation for your losses, and we will not rest until we have exhausted all avenues for recovery. 

Our legal team has extensive experience with dispute resolution and bad faith insurance disputes, which makes us uniquely suited to handle even the most complex wrongful death cases. We aren’t intimidated by giant insurance carriers or pushy legal representatives.  In fact, we welcome the opportunity to handle complex and challenging cases to recover the compensation our clients deserve.

Schedule a Free Case Review With a Philadelphia Wrongful Death Attorney

If you lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you do not have to face the financial and legal challenges alone. Contact Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC today to schedule a free consultation. One of our skilled lawyers will review your case and advise of your legal rights and options. If we take your wrongful death claim, you can rest assured that we will handle all the legal footwork, so you and your family can focus on coping with your loss. 


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