If you suffered the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person or company, you and your family deserve justice. Call Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys for a free, confidential consultation.
If your loved one died due to wrongful circumstances in Pottsville or anywhere in PA, you have the right to seek justice. We can hold the negligent party responsible and provide future security for you and your family.
The wrongful death attorneys at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys understand the devastation of losing a family member. We realize the last thing you want to think about is a legal battle. Let us handle the legal aspects of this difficult time so that you can focus on what is most important.
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What is considered wrongful death?
Wrongful death is the loss of life resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. When a loved one dies in a preventable accident, the emotional grief and financial strain can be overwhelming for family members left behind. Among those who may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim are immediate family members including spouses, children, parents and siblings of the deceased.
Why do I need a wrongful death attorney?
A wrongful death lawsuit serves several purposes. First, the lawsuit is the process by which you and your family obtain the financial compensation you need to cover funeral expenses, medical costs, and any loss of income you have suffered with the loss of your loved one. Additionally, the lawsuit holds the negligent party responsible for the harm they have caused, thereby getting justice for the deceased and helping to ensure that other families won’t suffer from their negligence.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Pottsville can be a complex process. It is important to entrust your case with an experienced legal team who will fight on your behalf. The wrongful death lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys each bring more than a decade of experience to the clients they serve. We have the resources to fully investigate the circumstances of an accident, determine reasonable compensation for the damages, and aggressively fight for your rights.
Losing a loved one can take an emotional toll on your entire family. Dealing with insurance companies and legal matters alone can be overwhelming, and may not be in your best interest. We will evaluate your situation, explain your options, and be sure you understand all of your rights in regards to filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
We fight to get Pennsylvania families the justice they deserve
- $32.25 million settlement for a tragic airplane crash
- $17.5 million jury verdict in teens’ car accident death
- $3.9 million award for wrongful death
- $3.97 million settlement for family of man killed in a tractor-trailer crash
- $2.74 million award for wrongful death
Wrongful death in motor vehicle accidents
Fatal auto have been on the rise for several years. Last year, more than 37,000 lives were lost on U.S. roads. Highways and interstates near Pottsville, including PA Route 901, US 209, Route 61, I-78 and I-81, are busy with truck and car traffic on a daily basis. Large manufacturing and distribution centers located in the Schuylkill Highridge Business Park and the Saint Clair Industrial Park bring large trucks hauling product in and out of the Pottsville area. If your loved one was fatally injured in any type of motor vehicle crash caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you may be able to file an auto accident wrongful death claim. We have decades of experience with car crash cases, and are among the top truck accident lawyers in the United States. Speak with a Pottsville wrongful death lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys to learn about your legal rights.
Wrongful death caused by medical malpractice
Medical mistakes are the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. We depend on healthcare professionals in Pottsville and throughout the state of Pennsylvania to provide us with good care when we are ill or injured. However, small errors in administering care can prove fatal for patients. Medical errors and negligence that can lead to death include medication errors, anesthesia errors, surgical errors, diagnostic errors and other medical negligence. If a healthcare provider was negligent in providing care and it resulted in the loss of your family member, you may have a wrongful death case.
Workplace accidents resulting in wrongful death
A place of work should be a safe environment, but that is not always the case. If your loved one has been fatally injured on the job as a result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to receive damages. At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we begin by determining fault. Of the many work industries, construction is one of the most dangerous. Many construction workers are killed each year in accidents involving construction site falls, struck by objects, electrocution, dangerous toxins or chemicals or getting caught or pinned in a dangerous piece of machinery. Another dangerous industry is manufacturing. Pottsville has many large manufacturing and distribution centers located throughout the area. Many workplace and construction accidents could have been prevented if the proper safety precautions were followed.
Defective products resulting in wrongful death
Products such as auto parts, medical devices and tools, heavy machinery, and even medications can turn deadly if they are unsafe or defective. The product manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer may be held responsible for any harm caused by their product.The product liability and wrongful death attorneys at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys will thoroughly investigate your situation to help build a strong and successful case.
What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death case?
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages – If the loss occurred because of an intentional act or as the result of gross negligence, you maybe be eligible to receive punitive damages.
In Pennsylvania, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of death. If you do not act during the limited time frame, you may lose the opportunity to pursue compensation. However, there are some exceptions. Contact a Pottsville wrongful death attorney at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys injury firm today.
Our compassionate and experienced Pottsville wrongful death lawyers will work hard to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable for their actions, and the compensation you receive is just and fair. We have been helping families in Pennsylvania rebuild their lives following the wrongful death of a loved one since 1959. It’s important to have an experienced, dedicated Pottsville personal injury lawyer on your side during this difficult time. We are committed to providing the personal attention your case deserves.
No fee unless we get you the justice you deserve
At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we do not collect a fee for our services unless we secure rightful compensation for you first. If we cannot achieve results for you, you owe us nothing.