Wrongful Death Lawyers in Central PA
A wrongful death is defined as a death resulting from a wrongful act of another person including negligence, assault/battery, and vehicular manslaughter. Wrongful death is the basis of a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties.
The unexpected loss of a loved one can be life-altering. The Pennsylvania wrongful death attorneys at Freeburn Law know that nothing can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one.
In Pennsylvania, wrongful death claims are only allowed to be filed by the personal representative of the loved one’s estate. This can be the executor named in the will or any other qualified person to administer the estate.
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 regards to filing for wrongful death damages, and how to determine who is eligible to file a claim for damages. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys in Central Pennsylvania and Harrisburg will fight for your family and make sure the negligent party is held responsible.
Freeburn Law has several offices throughout Central Pennsylvania to better serve our clients. We have offices in Harrisburg, York, Lewistown, Lancaster, Selinsgrove, Camp Hill, Huntingdon, Lebanon & Gettysburg. And, if you can’t come to us, we will come to your home, or meet you in the hospital. We are available 24/7 – evenings and/or weekends.
WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT RESULTS
$2,400,000 settlement in tractor-trailer wrongful death case: A tractor trailer struck the automobile that was operated by the Plaintiff’s husband, which resulted in his death. Richard E. Freeburn, Esq.
$1,300,000 settlement in tractor-trailer wrongful death case: The plaintiff’s elderly father was working on highway construction when the work vehicle he was driving was struck by a tractor trailer traveling through the construction zone. Plaintiff’s father died as a result of his injuries. Richard E. Freeburn, Esq.
$1,800,000 settlement in commercial vehicle wrongful death case: A commercial truck hit a wooden, temporary highway construction sign that was straddling the concrete median barrier on the Pennsylvania turnpike. As a result, the sign and metal support posts were propelled into the opposite lane of travel where they struck the automobile that plaintiff’s daughter was driving. Plaintiff’s daughter died as a result of her injuries. Richard E. Freeburn, Esq.
2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777
Toll Free Number: 1-800-303-8005