Posted On: March 9, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Pennsylvania Fire Wrongful Death Suit Filed By Virginia Man

Daniel Blake, of West Virginia, lost three children in a southwestern Pennsylvania house fire in 2007. He filed a wrongful death lawsuit that claims the owner of the house failed to repair the furnace. According to the Associated Press on Philly.com, Blake claims space heaters and a log-burning fireplace were used to heat the house in Franklin Township, Greene County.

The owner of the house, James Roberts, said the furnace worked and that the tenants, Steven and Rebecca Eddy, had apparently discontinued gas service, even after he helped pay the bill.

The article stated that a fire marshal blamed an electric space heater for the Feb. 17, 2007 fire.

Blake’s three children, their mother, 26-year-old Rebecca Eddy, and her niece and two nephews all died.

When needless death occurs due to negligence of another party, Philadelphia wrongful death lawsuits can be filed. In these lawsuits, the decedent’s heirs sue the negligent party or parties for damages related to the loss of life and their own pain and suffering.

It is recommended for families who think that their family member’s death was wrongful to first contact a wrongful death attorney for a case assessment. If the case is valid, the attorney can help investigate the claim, gather evidence, represent them in court, and collect the compensation they deserve.

The attorneys at Cherry, Fieger, Marciano can help you find justice and compensation for your loved one’s death. Call today for a free case evaluation and more information. Your case consultation with one of our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys is free of charge and completely confidential.