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Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Attorneys

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The death of a loved one is devastating. When that loss was caused by the negligence of another, the pain is only multiplied. If you and your loved ones have experienced the pain from an accident that resulted in wrongful death of a family member, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP can help. We are dedicated to upholding the rights of your family and fighting to hold the appropriate parties accountable for the death that they caused. As part of the process, our Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers can fight for compensation to secure your family’s financial future so you can focus on the grieving process and moving forward.

Call (888) 498-3023 for more information. We offer free case evaluations with experienced Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers. Spanish-speaking services are available.

What Does Pennsylvania Consider A Wrongful Death?

Under Pennsylvania personal injury laws, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed "to recover damages for the death of an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another." However, Pennsylvania law does limit who a wrongful death lawsuit may benefit - the person's spouse, children, and parents.

If the deceased person does not have a surviving spouse, child, or parent, the law does permit a personal representative to file a lawsuit to recover reasonable expenses including medical care, funeral expenses, and administrative expenses incurred because of the death. The spouse, child, parent, or personal representative only has two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Because a wrongful death investigation can take some time, it is in the survivors' best interest to consult with a Harrisburg wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.

Compensation Possible With a Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The damages in a wrongful death lawsuit depend on the facts and circumstances of the case in addition to who files the lawsuit. As discussed above, if a personal representative files the lawsuit, the damages are limited to "reasonable hospital, nursing, medical, funeral expenses and expenses of administration necessitated by reason of injuries causing death. However, if a surviving spouse, child, or parent files a wrongful death lawsuit, that person may be entitled to additional damages.

Damages available to qualified persons in a Pennsylvania wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Medical bills from the date of injury through the date of death
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of financial contributions by the decedent
  • Loss of services, society, and comfort
  • Loss of guidance, moral upbringing, and tutelage for children of the decedent

Compensation is to alleviate the financial burden placed on surviving loved ones after a family member's passing, especially if they were a primary source of income before their death.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases Our Pennsylvania Lawyers Can Handle

At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, we have been there to help families throughout the state of Pennsylvania who were facing one of the most difficult times of their life. We understand that no amount of money will ever bring back your loved one—nothing that will ever repair the loss that you’re feeling. Still, we believe in the power of filing a lawsuit.

By taking legal action, you can fight to recover the compensation that you need to take care of yourself and your family. This compensation can be used for everything from medical bills to funeral costs to help cover the loss of wages. Beyond that though, taking legal action can help you find the answers that you deserve and it can hold the responsible parties accountable for their part in the death of your loved one. This can be powerful in helping prevent the same thing from happening again to other families.

At our firm, we’re honored to be the advocate chosen by countless families and individuals, and we work hard to represent their best interests in a wide array of wrongful death cases. Our team of attorneys has the legal experience and skill that you can trust.

Examples of cases that our Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys can handle include:

Pursue Justice with the Help of Handler, Henning & Rosenberg

From our offices in Carlisle, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, we represent clients throughout the state, and we encourage you to contact our Pennsylvania lawyers as soon as possible. We're available to answer any questions you may have. We can support and guide you through the emotional and legal complexities that you face due to this accident. We will take an aggressive stance on your behalf and fight for a secured future for you and your loved ones. We are prepared to take your case to trial if we believe that will secure the best possible outcome on your behalf. By giving us a call at (888) 498-3023 or filling out our online form, we can listen to your story and help you learn about the options available to you. So don't wait. Contact us today for the help that you truly deserve.

Contact Handler, Henning & Rosenberg at (888) 498-3023 to learn more! We are available 24/7.

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