PA Wrongful Death
Here are some basic things you should know before you consult with a PA wrongful death lawyer or choose a law firm to represent you in a PA wrongful death case. We hope you find this information helpful. If you have more questions, feel free to contact Powell Law PA Wrongful Death Lawyers for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
What is a PA wrongful death claim?
If you are a surviving family member of someone who was killed by another person or entity, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties. In the case of murders or homicides, even though the defendant is prosecuted in criminal court, a wrongful death claim can also be pursued in civil court, like in the O.J. Simpson case. If the death was caused by an entity like a hospital, trucking company or drug manufacturer, your only recourse may be a wrongful death lawsuit, since such entities can’t be charged under criminal statutes in most cases. Wrongful death claims may arise from cases involving vehicle accidents, medical malpractice or product-related injuries.