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Virtually every death is painful and feels wrong—so what makes a death "wrongful"?

Put simply, a wrongful death is when someone dies due to someone else's failure ore negligence. That failure could include driving while drunk or driving while texting. Failure could include an employer not installing adequate safety equipment at a factory. Failure could even include manufacturing a product or medication so that it has unreasonably unsafe side effects that lead to a fatal accident.

In other words:

Wrongful death is unnatural. Wrongful death is preventable. Wrongful death should never happen.

When someone commits wrongful death, the courts allow the deceased person's family to hold the wrongdoer accountable. Unlike homicide cases, wrongful death claims are brought directly by the loved ones of the victim. It forces negligent companies and individuals to face the people they robbed, to look grieving people in the eye. It also allows families to get closure for their loved one's death—in many ways, forcing people to answer for a person's death allows their loved ones to move on with peace.

If your loved one died in an accident, speak with HHR. You can review your legal options with a Lancaster wrongful death attorney in a free consultation—dial (717) 775-7579 or contact us online today.

The Reason Families Should Always File Wrongful Death Claims

The first reason is personal: because families need support after a loved one's death, and that support often only comes when you fight for it.

The death of a spouse or a parent doesn't just cause grief—it creates instability and makes children more likely to struggle in school and in their personal lives. Husbands and wives lose spousal companionship; children lose parental guidance. Both of these things are concrete benefits that create long-term happiness—losing them is brutal and needs to be answered for.

Financially, a loved one's death could rob a family of stability by taking away 50-100 percent of the household income. How will grieving families afford their home or pay the bills? How can spouses properly grieve when all he or she can think about is how they're going to provide for the kids?

The second reason is principled: people die from negligence because companies think it's cheaper to risk a few lawsuits than solve problems. The more lawsuits companies face for their failures, the more likely they're going to fix them. Holding companies accountable for wrongful death helps ensure that no other family has to go through what you're going through. That means something.

Why Call Our Lancaster Wrongful Death Law Firm?

When it comes to protecting Pennsylvania families, no one has been doing it as long as Handler, Henning & Rosenberg. Since 1922, our law firm has been making history in our state while helping hundreds of people win hundreds of millions of dollars in court. Lancaster, PA turns to us because we've been protecting families in our town for decades.

Review your options with a wrongful death attorney today—call (717) 775-7579 or contact us online. You only pay if you win.

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Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
Matthew P. Rosenberg

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Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
Matthew S. Crosby

Partner

As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
Carolyn Anner

Partner

Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
Adam G. Reedy

Attorney

Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
Andrew C. Spears

Attorney

Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
David L. Lutz

Attorney

Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
J. Jeffrey Watson

Attorney

Attorney Watson is a key team member at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg contributing invaluable past knowledges pertaining to the inner workings of insurance companies. He now uses this to successfully represent his clients in worker’s compensation, car accidents, and premises liability cases. Meet J. Jeffrey Watson
Jordan Marzzacco

Attorney

Attorney Marzzacco has been individually recognized for her achievement in worker’s compensation law, but now focuses her efforts toward defending the victims of big pharmaceuticals who have wrongfully been injured and even killed from bad prescription drugs and dangerous medical devices. Meet Jordan Marzzacco
Jordan Wartman

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Attorney Wartman has worked at our firm since law school, where he initially demonstrated his passion for representing victims of bad pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Since stepping through our doors, he has done nothing but fight vigorously for victims of these injustices. Meet Jordan Wartman
Stephen G. Held

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Attorney Held has over 20 years of legal experience fueling the work he provides for victims of negligence and wrong-doing. His areas of practice include workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, defective products, car accidents, and premises liability. Meet Stephen G. Held
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