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What is wrongful death?

When someone dies as a result of a third party’s recklessness, it is considered a wrongful death. Common cases of wrongful death usually involve medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and defective products. A wrongful death lawsuit typically seeks compensation for funeral expenses, lost wages of the deceased, and survivors’ losses. A wrongful death lawsuit is filed by a representative of the survivors, and those eligible to file suit are financial dependents, spouses, and immediate family members of the deceased.

At the Law Office of Bill Pelhan, our legal team knows that facing the untimely death of a loved one in Lancaster is emotionally and financially difficult for survivors. No one should have to lose a loved one because of someone else’s carelessness. Call 717-392-6362 to find out how we might be able to help you pursue much-needed compensation and justice.