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Losing a Loved One Because of Negligence

No amount of money can make up for the loss of a beloved family member or spouse. But, financial compensation can alleviate the financial burdens you may be facing, and provide future security. The knowledge that those responsible for your loss have been brought to justice can provide some peace of mind. Below is a partial list of our significant case results.

$32,000,000 Wrongful Death

$26,000,000 Truck Accident

$17,500,000 Car Accident

$12,000,000 Product liability

$8,000,000 Truck Accident

$8,000,000 Truck Accident/Wrongful Death

$7,500,000 Auto Accident

$6,900,000 Garbage Truck Crash

$6,500,000 Traumatic Brain Injury

$5,000,000 Medical Malpractice

$5,000,000 Bus Accident

$4,700,000 Truck Accident

For more than 60 years, the wrongful death attorneys at Munley Law have fought for families who have lost a family member as a result of someone else’s wrongful action. In 2018, Marion Munley, Caroline Munley, and Bob Munley reached an $8 million settlement in a wrongful death case involving a truck crash. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have successfully resolved many more cases like this one, including cases stemming from tragic car accidents to medical negligence and fatal workplace accidents.

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Your Rights as a Relative

As the spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of the deceased, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You may receive compensation for:

  • Medical and funeral costs
  • Lost earnings and benefits of the deceased
  • Loss of care and companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of security for those dependent on the deceased
  • Punitive damages

Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits are filed by the family of the deceased, whether it’s a spouse, child, or parent. Typical causes of wrongful death lawsuits include:

  • Truck Accidents – Each year, approximately 3,600 people are killed in accidents involving large trucks.  Many of those people are truck drivers themselves.
  • Bus Accidents – There are between 200 and 300 fatal bus crashes each year. While bus accidents are rare, they tend to be particularly devastating when they do occur.
  • Medical Malpractice – Medical negligence is among the leading causes of wrongful death. A delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, medication error, or other act of negligence can mean the difference between life and death.
  • Work Injuries – According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, roughly 4,400 workplace fatalities occur every year. If your loved one was killed while doing their duty and providing for their family, we can help.

Why Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer

The legal aftermath of a death in the family is not something you should ever have to navigate alone. We will answer your questions, help you fill out any paperwork and deal with the insurance companies. Furthermore, we will not collect a fee unless we recover benefits for you. You will not owe us anything up front or out of pocket. And, our initial consultation is absolutely free. So, you risk nothing by contacting us to speak with a lawyer about your unique situation.

A wrongful death lawsuit will not only hold the negligent party accountable for their recklessness, but will also alleviate the financial burden  wrongfully imposed on your family.

Get the Justice that Your Loved One Deserves

If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident that could have been prevented, you deserve justice. Don’t hesitate much longer – contact the wrongful death attorneys at Munley Law today for a free consultation.

“Professional thorough , and courteous” – Matt Evans

Frequently Asked Questions about Wrongful Death Cases

Q: What constitutes “wrongful death”?

A: A wrongful death is a death that is caused by negligence on the part of another person or company. Negligence includes behavior that is careless, reckless, or fails to act with reasonable care. Some common causes of wrongful death include car accidentstruck accidentsworkplace accidents, a faulty or defective product, and medical malpractice. If negligence results in wrongful death, the surviving family members of the deceased may pursue legal action against the party at fault.

Q: What is the statute of limitations in a wrongful death lawsuit?

A: In most states, including Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death case is two years from the date of death. When it comes to serious matters such as these, time is of the essence. The sooner you speak with a wrongful death lawyer, the sooner we can pursue justice for your family.

Q: Should I accept a settlement from the insurance company?

A: Never accept a settlement offer from an insurance company before consulting with an experienced wrongful death lawyer, like those of us at Munley Law. Unfortunately, the settlement offered by an insurance company is usually a fraction of what you would receive with the help of a lawyer.

Q: What kinds of damages can  recover in a wrongful death lawsuit?

A: Depending on your case, you may be entitled to damages covering funeral and burial costs,  medical costs, loss of income, lost pension, loss of services and support such as home management and childrearing, and your family’s pain and suffering. A lawyer at Munley Law can review the unique circumstances of your case and determine what kinds of damages may be recovered.

Q: How much will it cost to hire a wrongful death lawyer?

A: At Munley Law, we only charge on a contingent-fee basis. This means that we only collect a fee if we win your case and obtain damages for you. The contingent-fee agreement protects you from any financial risk if your case is not successful. And, we do not charge anything for our initial consultation, so it will not cost you anything to meet with us to discuss your potential case.

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    Marion not only is an accomplished lawyer who gets great results, but also she brings genuine compassion and zealous advocacy to each person she represents. Our firms have worked together on important cases and I look forward to future opportunities to work together. Rena Leizerman

    First, I want to tell you I hired another firm for my case before Marion, I did not choose carefully the first time is all I will say. Secondly , I would like to say that I do not give the highest rating to many people or companies without earning it. I can say Marion earned it!! She and everyone I came into contact with in her firm handled my case with the utmost professionalism, as well as true empathy for my situation, while not missing a detail about the facts of the case. I can not leave out her paralegal Janice, she was totally on the ball at all times. My case was a personal injury case ( I was hit by a tractor trailer) which was settled for a very fair settlement ! I am sure whatever your case involves, she will handle it in the same manner. She is a great person and an awesome attorney!! She will fight for you!! Jeffrey, a Personal Injury Client

    A ‘down-to-earth, people person’ who is compassionate and empathetic; highly competent attorney with a great support staff; [Attorney] Munley and her law firm have a long tradition of aggressive and effective client representation. You will not be disappointed. She has been very thorough and thoughtful with my files. Olivetti, a Personal Injury Client

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