Wrongful Death Lawyers in York, PA

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After the unspeakably painful loss of a loved one, there are many questions you shouldn’t have to be wrestling with, such as, how come this wasn’t prevented? How am I going to pay for the outstanding medical costs, for the funeral, or for my family’s ongoing bills? If the loss of your loved one has been compounded by the tragic knowledge that their fatal accident was preventable, then you deserve to have a proven attorney on your side.

You deserve to have a legal advocate who can help you get answers, hold the responsible parties accountable, and secure you the compensation you need. At Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, we want to free up your time and resources so that while we work on recovering compensation for you, you’re able to find closure, grieve, and start moving forward.

To find out more about how we might be able to help, you call (717) 775-6983today to request your free consultationwith a wrongful death lawyer in York.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?

Usually the deceased person’s surviving children, spouse, or parents can file a wrongful death claim. In some cases, however, such a party may not exist, in which case a personal representative may be able to sue for compensation for outstanding medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and similar expenses related to the person’s passing.

The types of compensation available can be tied to which party is filing the claim. For instance:

  • A personal representative would be suing for administrative costs triggered by the death.
  • A child’s compensation could include damages for loss of moral upbringing, guidance, and tutelage
  • A spouse might be able to sue for compensation that included loss of financial contributions, as well as loss of society and comfort

These are hardly exhaustive examples, but they illustrate something of what a wrongful death claim could involve. Whoever is filing this claim, there is a two-year statute of limitations in Pennsylvania. If you think you have a case, you should speak with wrongful death lawyers in York as soon as you can.

Survival Actions

In some cases, you may be able to file a similar sort of lawsuit directly on behalf of the deceased person. A survival action is when the person’s estate sues for the deceased's pain and suffering before their passing, lost earning power, and generally the sort of compensation that they would have received if the injured person had survived and filed a personal injury claim.

Turn to Our Compassionate, Accomplished Legal Team

Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC has advocated for Pennsylvanians since 1922. We have a legacy of protecting our clients’ rights and helping them maximize their compensation. We know that no case result is going to undo the terrible loss you have suffered, but we want to do whatever we can to help you find some peace of mind and be set up to move forward.

Start getting answersand legal help by calling (717) 775-6983today. Our wrongful death lawyers in York won’t charge anything unless and until we win your case.

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