Lancaster Wrongful Death Attorneys

A wrongful death is defined as a fatality resulting from the wrongful actions of another, such as negligence, assault, battery, or vehicular manslaughter. It serves as the foundation for a legal lawsuit against those responsible for the tragedy.

The sudden and devastating loss of a cherished family member carries life-altering consequences. Our Lancaster, PA attorneys understand that no amount of compensation can truly alleviate the pain caused by such a loss. In Pennsylvania, it’s essential to note that wrongful death claims must be initiated by the personal representative of the deceased’s estate. This representative may be the executor designated in the will or any other qualified individual authorized to administer the estate.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Pennsylvania

The statute of limitations in the state of Pennsylvania for filing a wrongful death claim is 2 years following the date of the deceased.

Along with the pain and suffering of losing a loved one comes the concern of medical bills, future lost income and funeral expenses. If someone has died due to the negligence of another individual, hospital, or company’s negligence/actions they can be held responsible for compensating damages the surviving family members could undergo due to the death of a loved one.

Wrongful death damages include:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of wages
  • Hospital & medical bills
  • Pain & suffering

At Freeburn Law, we will answer any questions you have in regard to filing for wrongful death damages, and how to determine who is eligible to file a claim for damages. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys will fight for your family and make sure the negligent party is held responsible.

Whether you’d like to visit us at our Lancaster, PA office or one of our seven other convenient locations throughout central Pennsylvania, we are here to cater to what is best for you. We also make house calls. Our team is more than willing to arrange a visit at a time that suits you, including evenings and weekends. Our committed wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to advocating for your family’s rights and ensuring that the negligent party responsible for your loss is held accountable. Your peace of mind and securing justice for your loved one is always our top priority.

Read Our Customer Testimonials:

“Bradley and Freeburn Law did more than just represent Lennie. “They made me feel part of a family,” Lennie said. “Once you put it in their hands, they do their best. You can rest assured that they are going to get all the answers necessary to provide the best result.” – Lancaster, PA

“Please accept my congratulations as well as my sincere thanks and gratitude for the fantastic work. I realize this was not an easy case, and from experience, I know that other attorneys would not have extended the effort and diligence that you did. Thanks again from all of us, for a job well done.” – Lancaster, PA

Lancaster County is in southern Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River. Lancaster, the county seat, is known for its red-brick Central Market building. North of the city, Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum evokes a traditional German settlement. Southeast, in Amish farm country, the town of Strasburg is home to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s vintage trains. Farther south is riverside Susquehannock State Park.

Lancaster, PA Legal Resources:

Lancaster County District Codes – This site provides you with helpful information regarding your city codes and ordinances.

Lancaster County Law & Justice– Law & Justice provides information regarding Lancaster County’s legal resources, such as Public Defenders, District Attorney, Court of Administration, and more.

Lancaster County Bar Association– The Lancaster County Bar Association is a professional organization that is proud of the contribution its members have made in the community. They have been around since pre-Revolutionary times, all the way up until the present.