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Trouble in paradise: a wrongful death story

On Behalf of | Apr 18, 2019 | Wrongful Death

Pennsylvania residents are certainly glad that winter is over and warmer temperatures are taking hold. Many daydream of the summer to come, perhaps planning a vacation to a beach or resort. While such plans require preparation, most people do not plan on themselves or a family member becoming the victim of wrongful death while on such a vacation. 

For one family, this nightmarish possibility became a reality. Last summer, a teacher from New York was vacationing at a resort in another state. Perhaps hoping for one last hurrah before she returned to the hustle and bustle of the classroom and a new school year, she packed her things and her dog and hit the road. She surely could not have foreseen the tragedy about to unfold. 

While the woman was walking her dog around the beautiful resort grounds, she was attacked and killed by an alligator. Her mournful husband now states that the resort was fully aware of the potential for such an attack but failed to properly warn guests. He also states that the resort did not take action to prevent dangerous gators from coming close enough to cause such harm to guests. 

When an unsuspecting person becomes the victim of a wrongful death, surviving family members may be at a loss for how to proceed. In many cases, the grief and shock of a tragedy can be overwhelming. Medical bills, burial costs and other expenses could potentially fall upon the estate of the deceased if proper action is not taken. A compassionate attorney can step in an help collect any damages and compensation that may be appropriate to collect on a Pennsylvania victim’s behalf. 

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