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Wrongful Death Statutes of Limitations in Pennsylvania

Published on Mar 28, 2019 at 3:25 pm in Wrongful Death.

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest experiences a person can go through. It can be even worse when the death is unexpected. There are many difficulties ahead for a family that’s lost a loved one. While they’re going through the grieving process, they’re thinking about how this should have never happened in the first place. In these situations, it’s possible that someone was the cause of the untimely death. If you feel that negligence caused your loved one’s passing, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable with the help of Shrager & Sachs.

Anytime someone acts negligently, they are putting others around them at risk of injury or death. But whether or not their intentions were malevolent, they still demonstrated a lack of judgement that ultimately cost someone their life, and have turned the person’s family’s life upside down. The cost of a funeral and burial can be expensive, but there are also a lot of other expenses that the family may not have thought about and they’re suddenly responsible for. This could include items like bills from the hospital if your loved one was being treated before they passed. When doctors order tests or go through various types of treatments, the hospital bill can increase significantly.

It’s overwhelming to anyone to be placed in a financially difficult situation when they’re already grieving. During these times, it’s likely you’re not thinking clearly and will need help when you’re making serious decisions. Shrager & Sachs understands what you’re going through and can help you get the justice your loved one and you deserve. Our lawyers are compassionate and skilled in these types of cases. We know that it’s a confusing time, but we can help you get a fair settlement that will allow you to grieve in peace without worrying about financial obligations.

Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Statutes of Limitations

Personal injury cases often have time limits on when you can file them. In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of the wrongful death to file your claim. This may sound like a lot of time, but it can catch up to you if you aren’t making it a priority.

It’s easy to get caught up in trying to process what happened and move forward. But missing the deadline to submit a claim could lead to more problems down the road. If you do try to submit a claim after the statute of limitations, there’s a good chance that your case will not be accepted.

You may be depending on that settlement to take care of a lot of the expenses that comes with losing a loved one. In addition to paying off bills to the hospital or other expenses, you also have to run a household. If you needed that person’s income as a source of financial support, suddenly losing that could mean you’re not worrying about making monthly payments or figuring out how you’re going to put food on the table.

You can avoid this stress by getting in touch with a lawyer as soon as you can. They’ll know the important dates and deadlines that they need to adhere to and can schedule accordingly. When you have an attorney at your side soon after the wrongful death, they may be able to conduct an investigation that yields more results because physical or other forms of additional evidence may still be present. This can give the lawyer a clearer idea of what when wrong and who was at fault and they can use this evidence to prove who the guilty party is and help get you the justice you deserve.

Shrager & Sachs Will Fight for You

If you’re unsure as to whether you have a potential case or not, it’s best to get in touch with a lawyer to find out your legal options. It may help to think of a wrongful death claim as the claim your loved one would have made if they were alive and suffered an injury. Family members are legally entitled to file a claim on behalf of their loved one and prove that the negligent party’s actions cost an innocent life.

Our law firm is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we’re ready to provide our help to those in our state. Everyone deserves to get justice when their lives have been negatively affected by the negligence of others. To get started on your case, give us a call today and we can set up an obligation-free consultation.

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