York Wrongful Death Attorneys
A wrongful death is defined as a death resulting from a wrongful act of another person including negligence, assault/batter, vehicular manslaughter. A 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, our York attorneys 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 Hamilton, 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 will fight for your family and make sure the negligent party is held responsible.
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“I was sitting at a red light in my police cruiser when I was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The shoulder injury required surgery and a long period of rehab. A friend recommended I consult with Freeburn & Hamilton. Not only didn’t I have to pay out of pocket, but also I received a settlement higher than I had expected. This firm has excellent contacts and a strong reputation with all the players in these situations. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Extremely pleased with their law firm. They did an outstanding job with my case and treated me like family!” – York, PA
“I can’t thank you enough for your continued representation and counsel, along with your steadfast resolve in bringing about a satisfactory conclusion to all of this! Without your help none of this would have come to fruition. I am comforted in knowing that I have awesome representation that will look out for me and keep [the insurance carrier] honest and in line! Again thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you’ve done over the years in assuring that this matter came to a satisfactory conclusion!” – York, PA
York, known as the White Rose City (after the symbol of the House of York), is the county seat of York County, Pennsylvania, United States. York is the 11th largest city in Pennsylvania. There’s no better place to live, work or play than historic York County, nestled in the fertile Susquehanna River Valley of South-Central Pennsylvania. Home to more than 440,000 people, York offers big-city amenities with small-town charm. Whether you’re after a chic urban loft or a countryside retreat, York County has it all.
York, PA Legal Resources:
York City Codes – This site provides you with helpful information regarding your city codes and ordinances.
York County Courts & Criminal Justice – Find resources about York County’s Courts & Criminal Justice. This is a resource to outline the judicial process in both criminal and civil cases.
York County Bar Association– This site gives insight into The York County Bar Association and its charitable arm.