If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, your family deserves justice. Our wrongful death lawyers are here to help. Contact our Philadelphia law offices for a free consultation.
Losing a loved one in an accident is an unspeakable tragedy. Sadly, fatal accidents are far more common than any of us would like to believe. From vehicle collisions to medical mistakes, a momentary lapse in judgment can become deadly. As the surviving relative of the deceased, it is understandable that you feel devastated, shocked, even outraged at this loss.
If you have lost family member due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim for wrongful death. The individual or company responsible for your loved one’s death needs to be held accountable, and Pennsylvania law entitles surviving family members to seek just compensation. While no amount of money can replace what you have lost, a wrongful death suit can hold the negligent party accountable for their actions and help provide future security for you and your family.
At Munley Law, we bring decades of experience to representing families in the Philadelphia area. Our wrongful death lawyers have fought for families in cases involving all types of fatal accidents, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients’ losses. We understand your situation, and we want you to know that we are here to help in any way we can. We will aggressively pursue just compensation on your behalf so that you can focus on what matters most.
“Thank you and your wonderful team for all your hard work on our case. Your compassion, dedication, and professionalism are appreciated more than you know.” – Satisfied Client
Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
As a personal injury and wrongful death law firm that has served Pennsylvania residents since 1959, we have successfully handled thousands of cases involving all types of traumatic accidents. We also routinely represent clients who have been injured and lost loved ones due to medical mistakes, defective medical devices, and other dangerous products. If a family member has suffered an untimely death as a result of any of the following, we encourage you to speak with one of our attorneys about your legal rights:
- Bus Accident
- Car Accident
- Dangerous or Defective Product
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
- Premises-Related Accident
- Train Accident
- Truck Accident
- Work Accident
Pennsylvania Wrongful Death FAQs
Q: How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, in the vast majority of cases, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years from the date of death. If your loved one recently passed away, speaking with an attorney now will help you secure just compensation as quickly as possible. If you are concerned that the statute of limitations may have expired, you should speak with an attorney to find out if you still have grounds to file a claim.
Q: What types of losses can I recover through a claim for wrongful death?
If you lost a spouse, parent, child, or grandchild as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills and funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings and benefits
- Loss of care and companionship
- Loss of support, services, and security
In some cases, punitive damages will also be available.
Q: The insurance company has already offered a settlement. Should I accept?
No, not without first speaking with an experienced attorney. Unfortunately, the insurance company may be trying to take advantage of your sensitive situation. In most cases, when an insurance company offers a quick settlement, the offer is for far less than the amount that is actually owed. Our attorneys can help you understand the full value of your claim so that you can make an informed decision.
Speak with a Wrongful Death Lawyer at Munley Law
If you would like more information about pursuing a claim for wrongful death, please contact us to schedule a complimentary initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. To request an appointment in Philadelphia, call us or get in touch online today.