Our Pottsville Wrongful Death Attorneys Will Fight For Your Loved One
If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, you deserve justice. Too often, the negligence of another person or company results in fatal accidents, and when this happens the liable party needs to be held accountable. Justice for your loved one includes accountability, closure, and financial compensation for the damages and losses you and your family are suffering.
Our Pottsville wrongful death lawyer knows that a legal battle may be the furthest thing from your mind after the tragic loss of a loved one. The compassionate Pottsville personal injury lawyers at Munley Law are ready to meet with you for a free, confidential consultation. They will then shoulder the legal burden of your case so that you and your family can grieve in peace.
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What is a Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when the willful or negligent actions of one party cause an accident that leads to the death of another party. Accidents that result in wrongful death can include car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and product liability cases, among others.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks unintentional injuries as the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, with nearly 225,000 deaths each year. Not all of these deaths qualify as a wrongful death claim, but many are the result of negligence.
How Will a Wrongful Death Lawyer Help Me?
While you are not required to have legal representation to file a wrongful death claim, it is rarely in your best interest to take on the process alone. When you are already burdened with the loss of your loved one, a complex legal process is one thing you can take off your plate by hiring an experienced Pottsville wrongful death lawyer from Munley Law.
Your lawyer will file the appropriate paperwork and lead the way with settlement negotiations, hopefully avoiding a drawn-out trial to recover the compensation you are owed. While no amount of money can make up for losing a loved one, it is an important piece of your claim. You are entitled to compensation that covers any medical bills and expenses your loved one accrued because of the accident, as well as compensation for funeral expenses and the lost income from your loved one.
Munley Law’s Pottsville lawyers will approach your case with compassion and determination, fighting to hold the liable party or parties accountable so that your family receives justice and closure. Schedule a free consultation today.
Common Wrongful Death Claims
Many kinds of accidents can end in wrongful death, but some are more common than others.
To prove a wrongful death case, you will need to prove negligence: that the liable party had a duty of care to behave in a certain way, that the duty of care was breached, and that the breach caused the wrongful death of your loved one. An experienced wrongful death lawyer from Munley Law’s Pottsville office will help you prove negligence and wrongful death.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents and other motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of wrongful death throughout the nation. Between busy highways and interstates, distribution centers located at Schuylkill Highridge Business Park and Saint Clair Industrial Park, and common negligence of distracted or reckless drivers, Pottsville is not exempt from the tragedy of wrongful death caused by negligent drivers.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent driving of someone else, you should consult with an experienced Munley Law wrongful death lawyer to discuss your legal options.
Medical mistakes are another leading cause of death in the United States. Medical negligence and medical malpractice do not require a medical professional to do intentional harm, you only have to prove that any other competent, equally educated, and trained professional would have provided better treatment than your loved one received. Whether your case involves surgical errors, medication errors, failure to diagnose or treat, or another form of medical negligence or malpractice, Munley Law’s Pottsville wrongful death lawyers have the expertise to pursue justice on your behalf.
Employers are responsible for ensuring their employees have a safe workplace and are properly trained on safety measures and protocols. Unfortunately, too many workplace accidents still occur, sometimes resulting in the wrongful death of an employee. If you have lost a loved one in a workplace accident, it is important that you hire a Pottsville wrongful death attorney as soon as possible so that they can begin collecting evidence for your case. An employer and/or insurance company is not always quick or willing to provide the compensation you and your family are owed after losing a loved one. At Munley Law, our wrongful death attorneys are experienced in workplace deaths and workers’ compensation cases, and we will fight until we recover all that you are owed.
Sometimes a wrongful death occurs because of a defective product. This could be an auto or machine part, medical devices or medication, or even toys and recreational products. A manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer may be liable in these kinds of cases. Munley Law’s Pottsville law office is practiced in product liability claims and will file the appropriate lawsuits with all liable parties. We will investigate your case and prove the product’s defectiveness so that you and your family can receive justice.
What Damages Can be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Suit?
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations on a wrongful death case is two years. This means that, within two years of the date of your loved one’s death, you must file your claim, otherwise it is likely that the case will be dismissed.
A claim lets you pursue two kinds of damages:
- economic damages: these are quantifiable financial losses that include medical bills, lost wages and benefits, and funeral expenses
- non-economic damages: these are less tangible but still significant losses that include pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and mental anguish
If the accident was caused by intentional action or gross negligence, you may also be awarded punitive damages. These are additional fines on the liable party that are meant to punish them and deter others from the same behavior.
Let Munley Law Handle Your Wrongful Death Claim
At Munley Law, we believe that justice should not be hindered by legal fees. That’s why we work on a contingency basis, collecting payments only after we’ve made a recovery in your favor.
Our wrongful death lawyers know that a lawsuit or claim may be the furthest thing from your mind after losing a loved one, but holding the liable party accountable can provide much-needed closure, as well as financial compensation that may be sorely needed in the weeks and months following your loss.
We will handle your case with compassion and excellence, fighting until we’ve recovered what you are owed. Schedule a free case evaluation today.