The Pennsylvania General Statutes define a wrongful death as being “caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another.” In general, the actions that cause a wrongful death are the same as those that would support a personal injury claim: an auto accident, criminal activity, medical malpractice, negligence, etc.
You can think of a wrongful death situation as a personal injury claim when the injured party is no longer able to bring his or her case to court. Therefore, another party — typically the personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate — must pursue legal action to recover compensation on behalf of the beneficiaries of the estate, who are often the deceased’s family members. Any beneficiary may file a claim on behalf of the other beneficiaries if the personal representative fails to do so within six months of the date of death.
Contact KBG Injury Law for Help With Your Gettysburg Wrongful Death Case
Losing a loved one to a wrongful death brings emotional pain — and in some instances, results in severe financial difficulties for survivors – think of a situation where the deceased was the family’s primary means of monetary support, for example.
If a wrongful death has negatively impacted your life in the Gettysburg, PA, area, contact the compassionate wrongful death attorneys at KBG Injury Law right away. KBG has more than 30 years of experience in helping clients get the results they deserve.
Potential Wrongful Death Damages
In Pennsylvania, a successful wrongful death claim can include damage recovery for the following:
- Medical and hospital costs
- Burial expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Compensation for the loss of household services
- Estate administration expenses
- Pain and suffering
The KBG wrongful death attorneys understand that, although money will not bring back your loved one, it is often essential for maintaining an acceptable standard of living. Your attorney will aggressively pursue the maximum financial recovery to which you are entitled under the law — even if it means taking on the insurance companies. We have a proven track record of attaining successful outcomes for our clients.
We Treat Every Wrongful Death Client With Dignity and Respect
Another factor that differentiates KBG from other wrongful death attorneys in Gettysburg is our client-focused approach to legal representation. Your wrongful death attorney will always be attentive to your needs and treat you with dignity and respect. We believe you should have the opportunity to grieve without having to deal with the details of your case.
Contact Us to Schedule a No-Obligation Consultation Today
In PA, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of death, so it is important to act before the statute of limitations expires. Contact the caring legal professionals at KBG Injury Law to discuss your case. We will help you explore all available options under the law to help you make an informed decision. The initial consultation is free of charge.
At KBG Injury Law, we take your injury as personally as you do.