Harrisburg Wrongful Death Attorney
Compassionate, Personal Care from Metzger Wickersham
It is heartbreaking to lose a loved one, but this loss can be even more painful when the death was caused by someone’s carelessness and could have been prevented. If negligence has led to the loss of your loved one, whether in a car accident, truck accident, or an instance of medical malpractice, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
At Metzger Wickersham, our Harrisburg wrongful death lawyers provide compassionate assistance to families throughout Pennsylvania. Backed by decades of combined experience and trusted since 1888, our firm has the skill, experience, and legal know-how to pursue maximum results for our clients.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit enables the family of the deceased, or another party filing a claim (such as the estate of the deceased), to recover monetary losses – such as the loss of income – associated with the death of their loved one. Under the Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act, you may be entitled to compensation if you have lost a spouse, parent, or child due to an act of negligence. The damages in a wrongful death case are meant to compensate for losses resulting from the death of a family member.
While nothing can undo the terrible loss your family has suffered, allow our firm to help your family obtain financial compensation to cover unexpected out-of-pocket expenses, including:
- Medical bills prior to the death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income and benefits
Metzger Wickersham understands how difficult this time is for you and your family, which is why we are dedicated to providing you with compassionate support throughout the entire legal process. Our goal is to help ensure that your family receives everything you need to get past this experience. This means providing you with personalized attention, open communication, and unyielding commitment.
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Bringing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If you've lost a loved one in a wrongful death, an attorney at Metzger Wickersham can advocate for your rights. You may be entitled to compensation.
- A person has died.
- The person died as a result of someone's negligence.
- The deceased is survived by immediate family members (for example, a spouse and children).
- The surviving family members have suffered a monetary loss as a result of the victim's death.
Many of our wrongful death clients have lost loved ones in auto accidents, including those involving drunk drivers. When the incident takes place at a place of employment, such as an accident at a construction site, professional negligence may also play a role in the wrongful death suit. A fall from a defective product, such as a ladder, that results in a death may also be grounds for a lawsuit.
Secure Your Future with an Experienced Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawyer.
We understand how difficult it is to navigate filing a wrongful death suit after losing a loved one. However, it's important to keep in mind that delaying this action could affect your legal rights. In general, the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania allows families up to two years to file a wrongful death suit. Let our skilled wrongful death attorneys aggressively advocate on your behalf.
Don't wait until the last minute. Contact us anytime, 24/7! We are available to walk you through your legal options, conduct a free case evaluation, and more.