Wrongful Death Cases in Pennsylvania Demand Strong Legal Action. Contact Us
Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyer fighting for the rights of families, one case at a time
Losing a loved one in an accident can be devastating. It's hard enough coping with the loss of an elderly parent or grandparent or a friend who dies of natural causes. But when someone dies due to the reckless or negligent behavior or another individual or company, the flood of emotions can be overwhelming. You're frustrated, sad, confused and angry.
Don't give up hope. We can help. At O'Malley & Langan, our experienced Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping families dealing with sudden loss of a loved one.
We handle a wide range of wrongful death cases in Pennsylvania, including:
- Fatal auto accidents
- Fatal workplace accidents
- Fatal drilling accidents
- Fatal construction accidents
"What should I do if a loved one dies in a personal injury accident?"
Knowing what to do after the wrongful death of a loved one can be confusing. Every fatal accident is unique - just like your loved one. That's why we take an individualized approach toward every wrongful death case we handle at O'Malley & Langan.
The important thing to do is gather evidence to support your case. Whether it's reviewing accident reports or medical records, we can work with you and help you build a strong case with one goal in mind: help your family obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. Our law firm has access to accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and other experts who can testify on your loved one's behalf.
What does Pennsylvania's wrongful death statue say?
Pennsylvania's wrongful death statutes generally consists of four elements: (1) the death was caused, in whole or part, by the conduct of the defendant; (2) the defendant was negligent or strictly liable for the victim's death; (3) there is a surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents; and (4) monetary damages have resulted from the victim's death.
If a loved one's death could have been prevented, you may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of the defendant's negligence. Filing a lawsuit against the negligent party will help the family cover the costs associated with death and provide for the future.
What benefits am I entitled to receive in a wrongful death claim?
Some of the benefits you may be entitled to receive include:
- Immediate expenses associated with the death (medical and funeral)
- Loss of victim's anticipated earnings until retirement or death
- Loss of benefits caused by the victim's death
- Pain and suffering, or mental anguish to the survivors
- Loss of care, protection or companionship to the survivors
- General damages
- Punitive damages
"Why should I hire a Pennsylvania wrongful death lawyer?"
There are so many reasons why you should contact us to help you with your wrongful death case. A wrongful death attorney can:
- Help you fill out any official forms
- Negotiate directly with insurance companies
- File a wrongful death lawsuit if necessary
Too often, too many people believe they don't need a lawyer to handle their case. They think they will be fairly compensated because someone else clearly did something wrong. An insurance company might have even made an offer after your accident.
Cut through the confusion. Contact us. We can help. Your case matters here
Don't be so sure. Wrongful death cases can be notoriously complicated. Evidence disappears. People change their stories. Insurance companies make lowball offers or outright deny a person's claim. And the lawyers working for them often do everything they can to discourage families from seeking the compensation they deserve.
Don't let them intimidate you. Take back control. Contact O'Malley & Langan and demand justice. We thrive on tough cases and fighting for justice, one case at a time. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
From our four Northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Scranton, Pittston, Hazleton and Towanda, we represent families who lost loved ones in cities and towns throughout the state.
"Each injury accident is an individual tragedy," attorney Todd J. O'Malley often says. "We work tirelessly to make your unique case a success."