Wrongful Death Attorneys in Pennsylvania
Bringing Justice to Families in Philadelphia and Reading
The unexpected loss of a loved one in a preventable accident is one of
the most difficult things a person may ever have to face. During this
challenging time, it is important that you have an advocate you can turn
to for compassionate legal counsel. Our Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers
understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with the aftermath of a
wrongful death and are prepared to do everything in our power to help
bring your family justice.
While no amount of money can ever make right the wrong that has been done
to your family, taking legal action can provide you with the financial
resources to handle unexpected expenses, including:
- Pain and suffering of your loved one prior to death
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of inheritance
- Estate administration expenses
Contact us today to speak with a Philadelphia wrongful death attorney: (267) 419-6422.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Pennsylvania?
A wrongful death claim is, in theory, a
personal injury lawsuit that the deceased person could have brought his or herself if the death
had not occurred. Thus, the actions that led to the death must be the
same types of actions that would support a personal injury claim. Typically,
this involves the negligence of another person or entity.
Wrongful death claims must be filed by the personal representative of the
deceased person’s estate on behalf of the surviving family within
six months of the death. If they do not, then any of the estate’s
beneficiaries may file the claim on behalf of the other beneficiaries.
In Pennsylvania, there is a strict statute of limitations that stipulates
that wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date
of death. After this time limit expires, the court will not hear the case
and the family will have forfeit their right to legal recourse.
Call Today for Your Free Consultation
Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. has decades of legal
experience representing Pennsylvania families. We understand the financial
stresses that can burden families after an unexpected death, which is
why we do not accept payment from clients unless we successfully make
a recovery. We believe in treating cases as if they were our own, and
are prepared to do whatever it takes to help your family recover from
free consultation with a Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyer to learn how we can help.