If you’ve lost a loved one due to negligence, contact an Allentown wrongful death lawyer at Munley Law
If you’ve lost a loved one in Allentown due to someone else’s negligence, you and your family deserve justice. The experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys at Munley Law will hold the negligent party accountable. We understand what a difficult time this is. In addition to your grief, you may face sudden financial burdens and an uncertain future. Let an Allentown wrongful death lawyer at our firm handle the legal process so that you can mourn your loved one with peace of mind.
Since 1959, people in the Lehigh Valley and all over Pennsylvania have turned to Munley Law when it mattered most. We have helped thousands of families like yours get the justice and rightful compensation they need to move on from a devastating loss. Our attorneys have earned the highest peer review and client satisfaction ratings from the esteemed legal guide Martindale-Hubbell. Let us put our years of experience to work for you.
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What is wrongful death?
When another person or organization’s negligent or careless conduct results in the death of your loved one, you may have a wrongful death case. The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions, and to provide financial relief to the family of the deceased. In addition to your grief, you may face unexpected costs and sudden financial insecurity after the death of a family member. An Allentown wrongful death attorney at Munley Law can help you recover damages for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future income
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages if applicable
Who can file a wrongful death suit in Allentown?
Family members of the deceased, including surviving spouses, children, dependents, parents, siblings and grandparents, can file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims can be complex. Selecting the right lawyer with a high level of experience in Allentown will prove crucial to the success of your case. Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers can guide you through the legal process.
Proving negligence in Allentown wrongful death suits
Negligence is the failure to use the standard of care that a reasonable person would have used in a similar situation. In order to prove negligence, the victim must show:
- The accused had a “duty of care.”
- The accused breached that “duty of care.”
- That breach of “duty of care” caused death.
- The heirs are eligible for damages.
An experienced Allentown wrongful death lawyer at Munley Law will handle this burden on your behalf.
Types of wrongful death cases we handle at Munley Law
Allentown fatal car and truck accidents– We represent individuals and families who suffered the loss of a loved one in fatal car, truck, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Lehigh County was in the top ten Pennsylvania counties with the most reported traffic crashes and the most traffic deaths in 2015. Busy roadways in the Allentown area, including I-78, I-80, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, U.S. Route 22, PA Route 309 and PA Route 33 see thousands of trucks and passenger vehicles traveling through the area every day.
Those negligent in a motor vehicle accident wrongful death case in Allentown can include:
- Another driver
- Auto manufacturer
- Auto parts manufacturer
- Trucking company
- Roadway designer or those responsible for the condition of a roadway
Allentown aviation accident death – The Lehigh Valley International Airport brings commercial and private planes in and out of the Allentown area. Local residents also use the Philadelphia airport, which is only an hour away. When negligence results in a fatal plane or helicopter crash, the responsible parties need to be held accountable. The accident could be a result of poor pilot training, faulty plane or equipment, mechanical negligence, structural defects or negligence on the part of the pilot or another employee. The aviation accident lawyers at Munley Law are experienced in this difficult type of case and we can help you.
Munley Law won a $32.25 million settlement for a tragic airplane crash.
Allentown medical malpractice death – Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. A medical malpractice wrongful death case may emerge when a patient dies from negligent care or a medical error. This can include negligence on the part of a doctor, anesthesiologist, hospital or another healthcare provider that results in the death of a patient in Allentown. Causes of medical negligence and wrongful death cases in the Lehigh Valley may include:
- Medical misdiagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Hospital acquired infections
- Emergency room negligence
- Nursing negligence
- Lab errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Childbirth errors
- Delayed treatment
- Nursing home negligence
Allentown work accident death – Workplace and industrial accident deaths leave families devastated. When a fatal workplace accident in Allentown is the result of negligence, Munley Law can help the family of the victim get the compensation they deserve for the loss of their loved one. OSHA reported that 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015. Fatal workplace accidents in the Lehigh Valley can include:
- Industrial machinery accidents
- Work transportation accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Fatal exposure to toxins or other harmful substances
Allentown defective product death – If the death of your loved one in Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton resulted from a defective product, contact the wrongful death attorneys at Munley Law. If the death was the result of negligence, through a faulty design, manufacturing error or inadequate warning, you may have a wrongful death claim. Defective products that result in wrongful death in Allentown include:
- Recalled vehicles
- Dangerous prescription drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Exploding electronics
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Defective appliances
Our own Marion Munley was named Allentown “Product Liability Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 by the legal guide Best Lawyers.
Allentown premises liability death – If dangerous conditions on someone else’s property resulted in the death of your loved one, Munley Law has the experience you need to seek justice. Dangerous conditions on an Allentown property can result from poor maintenance, building code violations, inadequate warning of the hazard or inadequate security. Premise liability wrongful death in the Lehigh Valley can result from:
- Fatal trip and fall accidents
- Fatal elevator or escalator accidents
- Fatal dog attacks
- Inadequate fire safety
- Inadequate security
- Defective construction
- Poor maintenance
- Fatal swimming pool accident
- Failure to warn of an unsafe condition
Allentown construction accident death – Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Falls from heights, ladder accidents, heavy machinery accidents and other injuries may result in death. If negligence contributed to your loved one’s fatal injury, you may have a wrongful death suit. Those negligent in a construction accident may include:
- Construction site property owner
- General or sub-contractors
- Construction manager
- Equipment manufacturer or distributor
Have you lost a loved one to a wrongful death in Allentown?
An insurance company handling a wrongful death claim may offer you a much lower settlement than you deserve. With an Allentown wrongful death attorney on your side, you can feel confident that will receive full and proper compensation for your suffering and the costs that have come with it. At Munley Law, we understand that while no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of your loved one, it can help provide for the future well-being of your family.
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No fee unless we win
At Munley Law, we understand the emotional and financial strains your family is experiencing at this time. We believe in justice, and we want to alleviate your burdens, not add to them. For this reason, we work on a contingent fee basis. We do not charge a fee for our services unless we win your case. The fee is a percentage of the settlement or verdict, so you will never have to pay anything upfront or out of pocket. And, our fee will never exceed the amount paid to you. If we cannot get you the justice you deserve, you owe us nothing.
The initial consultation is free with no obligation, so contact us today. For compassionate representation in Allentown, call Munley Law today at (855) 866-5529.